from Marta with Love

Pour le bébé

As I type this, toothpicks are in my eyelids helping me stay awake for the sake of finally sharing this baby quilt finish. Because there’s no antidote for a tiring week like quilty goodness and a fresh finish!

Pour le bébé


  • The recipient: Sterling, a darling friend’s darling new baby boy (le bébé!)
  • Front Prints: Tsuru and Washi Tape by Rashida Coleman Hale, Bella and Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter
  • Front Solids: Kaufman Essex (White and Medium Aqua), Kaufman yarn-dyed Essex (Flax and Black), Kona Snow, Free Spirit Designer Solids in Gold, Pure Elements Solids in Nocturnal
  • Backing fabric: Minky (Cuddle Solid in Charcoal by Shannon Fabrics)
  • Binding fabric: Kaufman yarn-dyed Essex Flax
  • Batting: Warm and White 100% Cotton
  • Thread: White Auriful 50wt mako cotton
  • Machine pieced, quilted and bound by moi

Pour le bébé

I quilted my lines one inch apart into a giant zigzag with my walking foot. I started by marking and quilting the lines two inches apart (you can see my markings in a previous post), but it didn’t look dense enough so I went back and did another line of quilting between those (just eyeballing the center between existing lines). I’m glad I decided to do the additional quilting–it made a huge difference!

I love how, depending on the angle from which you’re looking at the quilt, you can either see the left set of lines, or the right, or both. In the picture directly above, you can only see the lines on the left, but in the picture directly below you can see both. Unintended yet magical.

Pour le bébé

Pour le bébé

Pour le bébé

And just like zat, we have quilt pour le bébé! Wishing everyone a fresh start to a great week!

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  • Carla

    Well ‘moi’ you did a stellar job. I love the blocks, the colours, and that fab quilting!

    August 11, 2013 at 6:30 pm Reply
  • Martha

    Absolutely stunning!!! I love the colors and the quilting. Lucky baby:)

    August 12, 2013 at 12:07 am Reply
  • Emily

    How perfect! I am in love with your fabric pairing!

    August 12, 2013 at 8:22 am Reply
  • Beth

    Marta – this is beautiful! Your quilting is seriously amazing! And your photos are fantastic. You are so multi- talented!

    August 13, 2013 at 9:34 am Reply
  • Janet M.

    This quilt is gorgeous! I love the fabric choices and the simple quilting with the added dimension of the direction change. Nicely done.

    August 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm Reply
  • Kirsten

    Stunning quilt – really love your improv blocks!

    August 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm Reply
  • Cathy R

    Oh my, I’m nearly speechless. I really love this one. What a lucky baby!!

    Congratulations on your finish (and congratulations to your friends on their, um… finish).

    August 15, 2013 at 10:27 am Reply
  • Valerie

    Hi Marta! Gorgeous quilt. What a lucky baby:)

    October 9, 2013 at 9:52 am Reply
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    Awesome! You do beautiful work!!!!

    January 23, 2018 at 7:14 pm Reply
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