A new grandniece has joined our family and we are all gaga over her. I decided to make her a quilt to be presented at the baby shower. Pouring through my books and magazines, as well as the internet for inspiration, I found a quilt pattern designed by quilt artist Amy Butler. It so happened, I have a collection of her fabrics in my stash and this pattern puts it to excellent use. The pattern is called Bloom Quilt and is available as a free pdf download on the internet. Here's the link
Instead of creating the quilt top with strips of fabric as per the pattern, I made rectangular units of the Amy Butler's polka dot prints and sewed them together.
A variety of sizes of yoyos were made. I made templates from everything round I can find around our house, including plates and large garbage bin covers.
The yoyos were appliqued securely to the top because this was a gift for a baby and I did not want them to accidentally come off. Again, this is a little different than the pattern's instructions, where the yoyos were loose on the edges.
I love how colorful and interesting this quilt turned out. I think it will give the baby hours of entertainment and warmth. I am looking forward to the day I see Baby Mia enveloped in this quilt. For sure, I will have to take a picture of her with the quilt.
by jojo sabalvaro tan 2013