Monday, January 13, 2014

Quilt for Sophia

Last weekend the baby shower for our new Grand Daughter was cancelled because of the snow storm but this weekend we visited my daughter-in-law and son and I was able to deliver my gifts.  Of course I made a Quilt.

I saw the Loose Girl Stencil from Stencil Girls  knew this was what I wanted to use to make the quilt for our new baby girl.  My daughter -in- law wanted to decorate the baby's room with pink and gray.  These are not my colors and selecting from my fabric stash for her color scheme was going to be a challenge.

I found  pink kona fabric at a local fabric store and decided to use it as a base.  I went on Etsy and found a jelly roll of pink and gray prints.   I did not have any idea of how I was going to put this together but my New Years Theme  that keeps going through my head is " DON'T THINK,  JUST DO".

I first started out with testing the stencil on fabric using different types of fabric paint.  I ended up making my own gray paint by mixing black and white fabric paints together.  I then decided to use the Love stencil with the heart because the white and gray fabric has swirls of hearts.  I backed each dress block with batting and stitched with variegated thread.

I decided to try a different process of quilting the dresses as blocks and then stitch the quilted blocks together.  I then attached the backing fabric and then quilted all three layers,

The backing fabric was not what I had in mind,  but it was pink with shades of gray.  The fabric is of girls dancing .  This gave me the idea of sharing inspirations with my new granddaughter "  I HOPE YOU DANCE!"  I thought about stitching this saying around each dress but thought better of it and will put that sentiment on the label.


  1. love your quilt - and those little dress stencils are fabulous! thanks for posting 8-)

  2. I love how you used a stencil in your quilt! Great job!