I am currently finishing up a few small baby quilts which are part of a personal project I took on at the end of last year. These quilts are part of my “Quilts for Pablo” project.
This project started last year when a dear friend lost her son after only 10 short days. In her son Pablo’s memory I want to make 10 quilts for my local hospital’s Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The day that I got word of Pablo’s passing I also got a wonderful package from Michael Miller Fabric – I had won a competition that they ran and they sent me two fat quarter bundles which were perfect for my project.
This is the first little quilt I finished up. The fabric line is called Flight School and this is just one of the two colour ways I have.
The fabric just called out to be made into wonky stars and I used as much of the fat quarter for each fabric as I could…fussy cutting as needed.
The layout makes the most of the fabric, using as many 4 1/2 inch squares as had left over instead of just using white in the background. I kind of like how it turned out.
I am also using these quilts as quilting practice…I am using Jacqui Gerings wonderful book “Walk” and I am determined to use as many of her quilting patterns as I can.
Mr Wombat says that this photos is the result of cheating…as I took the photo as he was about to fold up the quilt… hence no pinkies in this shot. But you do get to see a little more of him…
Pattern: Wonky Star using 4 1/2 inch squares.
Fabric: Flight School by Michael Miller
Size: 36 x 40 inches
20 thoughts on “Getting a little personal….”
It’s gorgeous, and a lovely memorial. What a perfect fabric selection to arrive just in time; I’d say Fate had a really big hand in that! I do love Jacquie Gering. She’s so warm and unaffected and sensible, and I’ve learned a lot from her Craftsy tutorials. I don’t have her book yet, but it’s on my Want list.
Kate the book is fabulous. I use it in all my learn to quilt classes and it has helped me immensely with quilting my own projects.
Thank you! Let’s see what Mr Amazon Australia has to say…
What a lovely tribute. The quilt is beautiful, winning the fat quarters quite fortuitously, and such a thoughtful thing to do for your friend.
Very sweet, Cath. The quilt is adorable
Beautiful gift! I’m inspired by your memorial. Your talents are awesome as your husband is handsome 😉.
oh what a thoughtful gesture. Your finished quilt is just precious. Good idea to quilt thru Jacquie’s book during this series. I tried several of her designs on a project recently and it was a very good thing.
I agree that making the quilts is such a kind, thoughtful gesture. What a fun quilt too. I have to admit my first reaction to Mr. Wombat was “What? No pinkies?!” Haha! Good thing you cleared that up for me.
What a great little quilt and a lovely tribute to Pablo.
That’s such a kind way to honor Pablo’s life! Thec quilt is really cute, too!
This is such a thoughtful gesture! So lovely.
Also, I was wondering about the pinkies!
I have no idea how you manage so many quilts! And I love them all. You have a great eye for the blocks and layouts that work for these quilts.
Love the Flight School line and how you used it. So perfect for little boys🌞
Aw ❤ Sad but sweet story. I really love this quilt. Haven't seen the aviator fabric before; really like it and your layout.
Oh Cath you are a darling. What a thoughtful project. I too am working though “Walk” I’ll have to bring some examples to show you next guild meeting – I’m totally obsessed!!!
It is such a great book. I look forward to seeing what you have done at Guild.
I love the layout you used with the stripes and other background fabrics. Im sure this quilt will be cherished by the recipients.
Beautiful quilt and what a wonderful gesture! I have taken two of Jacquie Gering Craftsy classes – I love her style of teaching and quilting. I’ll have to check out the book “Walk” you mentioned in your post.
Such a pretty quilt! I love the subject and colors. Especially the fussy cuts. 😊
A close family member lost a week-old baby girl. My heart goes out to Pablo’s family.
The fussy cutting in the background is fabulous!