Friday, March 29, 2013

A Baby Quilt: "Annie's Cheer"

Last summer I made a quilt for the 1st birthday of a daughter of one of my absolute favorite friends. I still wasn't quilting much when little Annie was born, but I was a year later, so I figured that was as good of an opportunity as any to make a quilt.

Annie's mom is one of the brightest and cheeriest people I know. She is a real joy to be around and I laugh more with her than with almost anyone else. I wanted to represent Annie's mom, Kelley, in the quilt for her precious girl, so I knew I need rich girly colors and a bright white to make them pop!

This is the quilt that I call: Annie's Cheer!


It turned out even better than I hoped that it would. It really reminded me of Kelley and her sweet family, so I hope little Annie treasures it for years. Also, my husband loved this quilt and pattern, so maybe I'll use it again someday if he ever has  a little girl. (*wink, wink*)

Fabric: All of the squares are Boutique by Chez Moi  which I had in my stash and I thought were absolutely perfect. The white was a just a bright white solid.

Pattern: "All Framed Up"  from the Moda Bake Shop and only made a few slight variations.

Backing: I backed it in the green and white polka dot from Bonnie and Camille's line "Vintage Modern"

Binding: I used a bubble gum pink solid.

Quilting: One of my favorite LQShops long armed it for me in a loopy pattern white a pretty pink thread.

Completed: July 2012 


  1. Nice finish! Love the colors and the arrangement. Sew simple... so elegant.

  2. This is lovely! I like the initial in the center of the quilt. Great job!

  3. That is really lovely, such nice colours and it has a lovely look to it, well done!

  4. It's a really pretty quilt that you can be proud of. How nice of you to give it away to a special person.

  5. I love your quilt - beautiful colours and so cheery. How special your friend will feel! :)

  6. This is really pretty! I love it!