The months passed and winter came and went. The end of March little Sofia made her debut! Naturally, I didn't have a quilt made, but I thought about it...a lot, I just never quite got around to it. One day it just hit me like a ton of bricks what I wanted to make for Sofia.
34" x 50 1/2"
Every time I saw the baby she was in pink. I figured it was a safe bet to stick with her trademark color!
I had a bundle of Riley Blake Cream on Cream fat quarters and thought they would a perfect background. Just enough texture and interest, but not too much where the pink gears were lost.
My stacks were cut and ready to go. I have to say, it was a nice change to work with plans! Even though I didn't use the exact design I made on EQ7, it was a wonderful guide to work from.
It's a good combination, don't you think? I want to make this one again...really bad! I have some charm squares that would be a cool variation!
Each pink center is 3" finished. Each block is 6" and when all nine magically go together you end up with one large 18" block.
The options for quilting were endless. You all know I'm a sucker for dense straight line quilting. This time I'll still stick with being dense (the quilting, not me), but try some concentric circles. I have always loved the look of concentric circles. They are so gorgeous! No time like the present to give it a whirl!
I picked my starting point, making it slightly off center and began the dizzying process. I used my dual feed (like a walking foot), and slowly started from the center outward. The first circles went pretty slow, you have to take your time, go slow and adjust the quilt a lot. I was happy with the progress and even when I went a little 'wonky', I wasn't concerned. I knew a good wash & dry would hide the inconsistencies.
Eventually it was time to tackle that pesky center! I ended up getting a few more circles in, but it got pretty tough! Which left me one little area to conquer.
I busted out the big guns! Free motion quilting. Let's not look too closely, just close enough to make out the 'S' in the center. It'll work!
Sofia is nearly 4 month old now. I don't think she will care one way or another if this is a little over due. What I do know is this: There really isn't a bad time to receive a quilt. Ever!
For the backing and binding I used a bright Kona Honeysuckle pink. Because I had a few extra blocks, why not add them to the back?!
She will be wrapped up, covered up and waking up with her pretty little pink quilt for years to come! That's if I ever get it to her!