Sunday, August 26, 2012

Alien Invasion for Baby G

Baby G's quilt is finally done and on the way to its new owner. Whee! For those of you just tuning in, I challenged Baby G to a race, where I would try to bind his quilt before he came out, but as fate would have it, he beat me by about a week. Here is his prize:

Titled "Alien Invasion," this quilt uses one roll of Alien Invasion fabric by Amy Butler, in a pattern inspired by the Turning Corners Table runner over at Moda Bake shop.

It measures about 40" by 50", and is quilted in Royal blue thread with a black Micheal Miller binding.

Here's a close-up of the quilting: I went for wide, sweeping arcs that I hoped neither added nor took away from the "diamond effect." Again I am reminded of why smaller patterns are easier to do during FMQ, but overall I was pleased with how it turned out.

And I am completely in love with the backing; a whimsical, colorful space print I got Fort Worth Fabric Studio that has all the planets in the solar system, plus rockets and comets and moons and other fun stuff. The picture doesn't do it justice, the print is stunning in person.

and as with Baby S, I couldn't resist adding my own label. Again, this label is free motion quilted and then appliqued on with fusible lining + blanket stitching.

This quilt went in the mail Friday. Here's hoping Baby G enjoys it for years to come!


  1. Awww.. love the "Universe of Love" label. I think the sweeping arcs were a good choice of quilting pattern. Congrats on finishing AND mailing. It certainly is cheery and should make baby Gabe smile.

  2. Congrats on completing the quilt! And, congrats to your SIL on her new addition! Soon, you'll be the one welcoming a new baby into the family!