Friday, August 10, 2018

August N4Nb Quilt

My August Nurses for Newborns quilt is finished. Once I had the blocks made correctly and laid out, it went together quickly.

It told me it needed spiral quilting. 

Double spirals, centered on the star points. 

I found the perfect backing in my stash, a large grey polka dot. It came from the free table at STLMQG awhile back. It was two cut pieces which I think were left over from the year our charity project was pillows. It's nice to be able to use it for our charity project this year.

The spiral quilting looks good on the back, too.

About the binding - A local shop had a FQ promotion last weekend, where everyone could register for a drawing, receive a FQ for just coming in, and receive an additional FQ for each $10 spent. By the time I got there the available FQs were pretty picked over, but there was one that was a chevron stripe that had the same colors in it as the focus print here. Turns out it's also labeled Dear Stella, so it's probably the same collection. I was just able to eke out enough from one FQ for the binding on this little quilt.

So the August installment of my N4Nb quilt saga is complete; three more months to go.

Linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict


  1. It sounds like the finish for this quilt was much smoother than the start. It's awesome that you were able to use a fat quarter for the binding!

  2. This is a great quilt design and your quilting finishes it perfectly!

  3. Love that quilt; fun and modern! Your double spiral quilting is perfect for that top!

  4. Love the pattern those blocks make! Some little one is going to have lots of fun tracing the paths of it and the quilting.

  5. The spirals are PERFECT for this quilt pattern! And yours are so even and lovely. Great finish! :)

  6. Wow! You definitely made good use of all the fabrics, the design is very effective. Congrats on a very dramatic finish.

  7. I love how fresh and modern this quilt is. And the quilting is perfect!

  8. This design has such great movement and spiral quilting was the perfect choice!