A Quilt For Baby

I had been working on a quilt for Baby Brother ever since I found out we were having a boy. Unfortunately, pregnancy makes for less than stellar sewing conditions so I didn’t finish until a couple of weeks ago and finally got pictures of it last weekend.

I had found this ridiculously adorable fabric collection by Sarah Watson called ‘Indian Summer’ and knew I had to use it for his quilt.

I used ‘Woodland Pine’ for the backing and on the front did a reverse appliqué to make the tepees in ‘Basket of Thyme’ and ‘Pebbled River Path’. You can check out the fabric here.

Isn’t the fabric adorable?


I was super happy with how it turned out and especially liked the quilting. Here’s a closer look where you can see the reverse appliqué and quilting lines.


I tried freehand quilting for the first time on the bottom section in the navy blue to resemble moving water. I was pretty pleased although I’m not sure how often I’ll be free handing; it was tricky.


6 thoughts on “A Quilt For Baby

  1. Kellie says:

    This is so beautiful! I love it love it love it! Too bad you aren’t closer so you can teach me Home Ec 101.

  2. Ginny Sannes says:

    Afton, I love it! You are very talented and very blessed! Keep up the great work! 🙂 Give your 2 boys a hug for me! 🙂

  3. Aimee Germann says:

    Love the free hand part. I love you are using your talents, I still have a pillow you made me in high school. Love you girl

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