Cotton + Steel Baby Quilt // Finished Modern Quilt


A few weeks ago, I shared a progress post about this quilt, made for my sweet new niece. My husband was headed to visit family, and I literally finished sewing the binding on 2 minutes before we left for the airport. We snapped a quick shot or two in the fog with my phone, and away it went! [I wish I would have pressed it before taking the picture, but better it make it for the baby shower than be perfectly pressed for photos, right?]


My sister-in-law loves stripes, and I had this stripe in my stash (Aneela Hoey, Posy) that matched the Cotton and Steel basics almost perfectly! Win, win.  amhvoile

I might have chopped 4 inches off the side of the quilt (without thinking) just so that it fit with this beautiful Anna Maria Horner Little Folks voile fabric (my favorite print from that line) I used a Quilter’s Dream super light batting, and only quilted it in straight lines every 4 to 8 inches. I wanted it to drape more like a blankie than a quilt, if that makes sense.  It is the same combination I used in my daughter’s All Voile quilt in 2011, which means I have had this backing since 2011. Oops! Glad to use it. The print was recently included in Horner’s reprint line, Folk Song.

Note: Quilt based on the Travel Quilt from Liesl Gibson’s  Oliver + S Little Things to Sew: 20 Classic Accessories and Toys for Children

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  1. Posted February 16, 2015 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    So adorable!!!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted February 16, 2015 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Melissa! And I’m still in awe of your wonder-woman 2014. I hope you get some sleep this year :)

  2. Posted February 16, 2015 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Love that baby quilt, really packs a visual punch!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted February 16, 2015 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

      Thank you, it was a lot of fun to make!

  3. Posted February 16, 2015 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful, I love the transparency effect.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted February 16, 2015 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much! Happy sewing.

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