I love when a client wants an interesting memory quilt made like the first Baby Bridesmaid quilt.
When I was contacted to make a second quilt with a twist for a second baby girl?
I was excited to do so!
The first design and fabrics were actually approved by her friend who commissioned me to make it, so this time she wanted me to use more pinks and geometric fabrics. She also asked if I could do a different design. After a lot of back and forth, we decided that blocks with strips would be a fun way to coordinate with the first quilt and yet be unique all on its own.
If you haven't had time to read about the first quilt, the quick summary is that I cut up bridesmaid's dresses into strips. Then I did narrow hems and ruffled the strips for cute accents that I appliqued onto solid blue backgrounds.
Last time, I just had long strips and the ends were secured and hidden in the binding. This time I was worried that the ruffles would prove to be difficult when I pieced the blocks together, but I was surprised how smoothly it all went together.
I used the exact same dotted pink minky backing with solid blue binding and quilted flowers, leaves and loops on my longarm again for continuity with the first quilt.
Measures: 45" x 54"
Pattern: Simple 3 strip blocks
Fabric: Joann fabrics and leftover cuts from Cynthia Rowley "Oh Baby" line
Quilted: Free motion flowers, leaves and loops on HQ Avante
I think she was pretty excited to have her hands involved on this one which it made it very easy for me to enjoy making.