Getting a little personal….

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.

finished Aviation quilt

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.

aviation quilt detail

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.

quilt detail 2

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

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…

Quilt Details:

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….

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Aw ❤ Sad but sweet story. I really love this quilt. Haven't seen the aviator fabric before; really like it and your layout.

  5. 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.

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