Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Autumn Chain baby quilt and May One Monthly Goal

Yesterday I finished a baby quilt for one of the babies I am expecting in less than a month! My apprentice quilt holder was almost as excited as me about this finish.

This quilt was made using Autumn Chain blocks that I received last year as part of the Beehive Quilts quilting bee (my first ever quilting bee). One of my 2017 Q2 finish-a-long goals was to use the blocks to my a baby quilt.

I used nine Autumn Chain blocks to make a cot-sized quilt (approx 36" square) and backed it with a fun print from Elizabeth Hartman's Rhoda Ruth collection. I kept the quilting pretty minimal because a) I wanted to keep the quilt nice and soft and b) quilting while heavily pregnant is hard work!

My One Monthly Goal for May is to make a second quilt (for baby number 2) using teal/turquoise/mint/aqua prints. I've got all the print squares cut but need to choose some background prints and get sewing.

I'm actually hoping that I can finish it this weekend so I can kick back and relax for the next few weeks but the end of the month is more likely :)



  1. Pretty fabric! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project.

  2. It will be gorgeous! Good luck! I also love the one you finished. I too am in baby quilt mode because my daughters and their friends are having babies.

  3. My kids are my quilt holders too :) Love both colour ways!

  4. Aw!!! Such a sweet quilt and the best apprentice!:)

  5. The colors are so beautiful, and you have the cutest apprentice ever!

  6. Beautiful finish - and a really cute apprentice quilt holder! :-) On behalf of the global FAL hosts, thank you so much for playing along with us this quarter!