Totoro Quilt

Totoro Quilt

More baby quilts! I need the people around me to stop having babies for a bit so I can take a break from making baby quilts! =) In all seriousness though, the last 2 quilts were for some of my closest girlfriends, and Mi and I had so much fun making them.

First up was a quilt for Lorelai. Last year, we dressed up all our babies in Totoro costumes so it seemed appropriate to gift her new baby with a quilt in the same theme.

Totoro Quilt

We used fabrics from Michael Miller’s Pitter Patter and did a 9-patch block layout. I took screencaps of all the prints, mocked up the blocks we planned to make in Photoshop, and printed them out. Then Mi and I spread them out over the dining room table and agonized over the block layout. We were on round 5 or 6 of trying to randomize the block layout when Marcus got fed up watching us and stepped in. He was convinced there was a scientific, logical way to lay out the blocks even with all our constraints. It looked quite good when he was done! (We gave him credit on the quilt label.)

Totoro QuiltTotoro Quilt

We chose a wavy stitch to quilt it to give it a rainy feel. I printed out 2 different images of Totoro and combined them because we thought he would look cuter holding a leaf than an umbrella. Then we used fleece to make the Totoro appliqué and put him on the quilt.

Totoro Quilt

We got a flannel cloud print for the backing and pieced leftover fabric to make the binding which looked super cute.

Totoro QuiltTotoro Quilt

I love how this quilt came out and now I want a Totoro quilt for myself!

And one last photo of Bobo being cute and in the way while I was quilting.

Totoro Quilt

Totoro Quilt was originally published on Confused Kitty Creations


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