Overcast Baby Quilt

Let me introduce you to the Overcast Baby Quilt! I was originally going to call this post "Cloudy Day Baby Quilt," but then I remembered that I already had a post with that name. Oops!

Overcast Baby Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting

A few weeks ago I received an email invitation for a virtual baby shower. My very best friend from high school, Cynthia, is having her first baby; she lives in Pennsylvania and has lived all over the world and the US and wanted all of her friends to be able to attend via Skype.

I knew that I wanted to make her a quilt and, after playing around with a few ideas and remembering our shared love of cloudy, overcast days, I decided on this design.

Overcast Baby Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting

I was on a bit of a time crunch so I needed to use fabric from my stash (which is not a big deal because my stash is . . . embarrassingly substantial) so I went with mostly solids plus a couple of my favorite Add it Up prints.

Overcast Baby Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting
Overcast Baby Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting



For the backing I used those super adorable Cotton + Steel bears in flannel. They weren't the best match for the quilt and I had better matches in my stash, but they were the best match for this project anyway.

Overcast Baby Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting

I did something a little different with the quilting on this one - don't worry I still did my "organic grid" - but this time I used Aurifil 28 wt thread. It is quite a bit thicker than the 50 wt thread I normally use, but it added a fun detail to the quilt. I used a mix of light blue and a medium gray. (this 28 wt thread also works beautifully for big stitch binding)

Overcast Baby Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting

I mailed the quilt (along with a whole box of other assorted baby essentials) to Cynthia and her Skype baby shower was a ton of fun. There were people on at least 4 different continents participating and I am so happy for her little family.

A pattern for this quilt is in the works so watch for it in a few weeks!

6 comments

  1. What a great pattern! These are great colors and it makes a fabulous baby quilt.

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  2. Such a sweet quilt! Mother and baby will feel the love that went into the making for sure.

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  3. شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر

    شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر شركة المثالية هي افضل شركة تنظيف بالخبر يمكنكم التواصل معها للحصول علي افضل خدمات تنظيف المنازل والشقق والفلل والبيوت والمجالس والكنب والسجاد والموكيت والمفروشات بجودة عالية ومواصفات قياسية حيث تعد شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر اولي الشركات التي التي تخصصت في مجالل التنظيف بالخبر ولديها خبرة كبيرة وعمالة ماهرة وادوات تنظيف حديثة وطاقم عمالة مدرب علي اعلي مستوى فلا تترددوا في الاتصال بشركة المثالية للتنظيف بالخبر وسوف تحصلون علي افضل الخدمات المنزلية من نظافة ومكافحة حشرات بارخص الاسعار

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