Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Quilt for Meesh


Michonne's quilt

You know how as soon as you find out that a friend is expecting a baby, you immediately start designing a quilt in your head? Maybe that's just me? Anyway, my sweet friend Michonne is expecting a much-anticipated little girl in just a few weeks. I met Michonne, or Meesh as many people know her, through Flickr and have been lucky enough to be in a few different bees with her. She is so friendly and supportive and is always quick to offer a positive comment.


I asked the ladies of That Stash Bee if they would like to help make a quilt for Michonne's baby, and of course everyone agreed.  I was pretty loose on what I was looking for...I shared three color palettes that I liked and just requested stars, any size, with a low-volume background. I knew that my talented friends would send some fabulous blocks, but I'll be honest..after the first half of the blocks arrived, I was a little nervous that I would wreck everyone's work when I started puzzling them together.  But I shouldn't have worried. My beemates sent such awesome blocks that they look fabulous together! I did have to shrink two of them so I hope those ladies don't mind!

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I was so happy to discover that I had enough of these light pink jewels by Lizzy House to use for the binding. I think they go really well with the low-volume girliness of the quilt. I was also really excited to find this Khristian Howell print for the backing. I used some of it in Jill's quilt and thought it would be fun to use it for Michonne's baby's quilt, too.

The online quilting community is such a fun and inviting place. I have made some really awesome friends and am so grateful for my That Stash Bee ladies for their help on this quilt. I absolutely cannot wait to see Meesh's little Cupcake all stretched out on her new quilt!

13 comments:

  1. That is just beautiful! Love the different size and styles of stars! What a great cooperative effort!

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  2. So beautiful! I can't believe this was done with so many different people involved, it looks like it was a planned quilt, colors and all. And you are so talented to be able to piece it all together!

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  3. This quilt is fantastic! You could make this into a pattern and sell it!

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  4. What a beautiful quilt! I love it, so much variety in shape and size of blocks and they look so perfect together!

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  5. Such a sweet and thoughtful gift!

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  6. Seriously, soooo gorgeous. I really love this. Just a perfect, perfect scrap beauty. Baby on top = perfection.

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  7. What an amazing quilt! those big stars next to the small ones really make it interesting. Lovely!

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  8. It turned out SO sweet! What a challenge to coordinate all those block sizes! Thanks again Toni!

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  9. Gorgeous! So impressed with how you fit all those together to look as though they were planned that way - well done!

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  10. Beautiful. The blocks all work so well together.

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  11. Beautiful quilt. I love the colours. So girly, but not restricted to baby girl.

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  12. Seriously, you girls are amazing. I absolutely l love this quilt and so does Greta. So thoughtful, so kind, so talented. <3 <3 <3 <3

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