This quilt is my fourth and the smallest one yet.
There are oh so many reasons I love this quilt.
Mainly, because its components have already added their little stories to it.
You may recognise the little squares – they are all leftovers from the quilt I made for Kaya last Christmas. I couldn’t throw any scraps away, so the only ones left now are really teensy.
These favourite fabrics are made by Westfalenstoffe in Germany, very close to my hometown. They are from their classic collection that goes back many, many years.
I am very happy to have them around a little more with this quilt!
The backing is a bamboo and organic cotton velour that I bought in bulk many years ago. (I used it for this, this and this.) It is the softest fabric I know – so, so cosy.
It was also a great pain to work with in this project. Pin it as you will, it is going to end up where it’s not supposed to be.
Did I mention that it is also really hard to rip out seams because it’s so soft and fluffy?
In the end, I embraced the uneven bits and the pinches – that’s handmade, right?
The border fabric is A Walk in the Woods by Aneela Hoey for Moda.
I bought it ages ago when I first saw it and have been waiting for the perfect project ever since.
I was going to go with a plain red or blue border for the quilt, and wasn’t too sure about cutting into this little treasure at first. But I like the grey contrast and how it picks up the red.
The quilt turned out quite a bit bigger than intended because I wanted to show off the print, so now it measures 95 x 87cm.
The only thing I bought new is the binding, because I was too impatient in the end to make my own (again).
I love binding a quilt, it’s like putting a picture in a frame and seeing how it transforms it.
There is nothing fancy about this quilt, I never seem to venture out into complicated patterns. I like my little squares and straight lines.
Kaya’s quilt has a little dedication on it, and the date I made it. I’ll have to add one to this quilt too, later, when the baby is here. And has a name.
I am joining Tricia’s Stash Bash today. She is also sharing a quilt she made for her baby!