Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Little Bows

Little Bows is a donation quilt that I think a girl might like. I saw the free pattern, called Baby Bows, and the block layout looked intriguing to me with the offset triangles. I never did read the pattern - I just wanted to see the measurements for a block. It is really quite simple and would be a great quilt for a beginning quilter to make. It would also make a great signature quilt.

The colors in this 51" square quilt were inspired by some scraps of Kaffe Fassett fabrics that I had. I used Warm and Natural batting because I was out of Dream Cotton and it is what I could get. It's 87.5% cotton and 12.5% polypropylene. It's a good second choice but I prefer Dream Cotton which is 100% cotton, a little thinner, and a little softer.

I used Violet #2520 Aurifil 40-weight thread to quilt this. I free-motion quilted a meandering design with hearts over the entire quilt.

I couldn't find anything in my stash for the backing so I went shopping. I think the piece I found is perfect.

I seem to be pushing to get donation quilts done. I'd like to have at least 15 finished by summer. That way if I don't get much done during the summer, I'll still, hopefully, have a pile to donate at Christmas time. 

I have two quilts waiting for the bindings to be hand-sewn. There are quite a few with pieces cut that I've started piecing. Time to get sewing!


  1. What a cute little quilt! That will make some little one very happy. I love your idea to donate them around Christmas to the children in the hospital. I'm sure it makes their day and they enjoy snuggling under such pretty quilts.

  2. Love the pop of pink in this one! I have taken inspiration from that pattern too and made variation. This is great and will be so enjoyed.

  3. As usual, a beautiful quilt! It will be loved!



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