I completely fell in love with Storybook by Kate & Birdie when it was released, and then I came across the adorable Storybook Star Baby Quilt pattern on Moda Bakeshop. Shortly after that, my dear friend Lorelai found out she was pregnant which gave me the perfect excuse to buy the fabric!
(I try not to buy fabric unless I know what I’m going to be using it for. Well, that’s the theory at least… doesn’t always work in practice. No one is surprised by that right? =D )
I made a small alteration to the pattern and bought an extra charm pack so that I could add prairie points around the edge. I like putting “taggies” on baby quilts for baby to play with.
In the future, I will be putting prairie points on the quilt somewhere that is not on the edge ’cause wow, finishing that edge was a pain in the butt. It is also not the prettiest job ever, so hopefully Lorelai won’t look at it too closely.
I had some fun with the quilting using my walking foot. It’s still pretty simple as quilting goes, but I like how it came out.
For the back, I used an owl print flannel because Lorelai loves owls and her nursery is owl themed.
I’m still getting more puckering than I would like after washing the quilt. I’m pretty sure it’s not a problem with how I made my quilt sandwich as I did a pretty good job of stretching my layers out over the kitchen table. I think it’s a shrinkage issue, so I’m going to try a cotton/poly blend batting next time, or pre-wash my batting to pre-shrink it.
I hope Lorelai (and the new baby) like the quilt!