Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Posy Sixteen-Patch

First off: Sorry, but these pictures stink.  I guess that's what we get when I try to spend more time with the fam these days.  ;)

In any case, here's a sweet little baby quilt that I made for my dear friend, Sarah.  Well, I guess I really made it for her new baby, Anne Margaret.  "New" is a relative term, of course; I think that the quilt squeaked in just under the wire for Baby's six-month birthday.  

Anyhow, no more quilt guilt, right?!

I just love these fabrics.  It is the "Posy" line by Aneela Hoey, and oh my - it took me over a year to cut into them, I do believe.

When these fabrics are all sitting in a stack, they just don't seem to go together.  Something about the coral color with a light pink and bright pink and the lavender then a mint green?  But somehow, when it's all stitched up, well... it works!

I think it's all so sweet and innocent and vintage-looking.

I particularly love the girls reading books.  Sarah was an English major in college, so I was hoping she'd dig this.

The backing is a whole cloth of those little girls reading.

This girl is reading a book titled, "The Big Book of Adventures for Girls."  I love that!

And what could this one be doing?  Journaling?  Doodling?  Writing her first novel???

And we have some bunnies and hens, too.  Love them.  And Elyse's half-polished finger.  Hey, she's a good sport to always help with my quilt photography.  :)

This was short and sweet because I'm in the middle of stitching up another baby quilt top!  Hopefully, you'll see pictures of that one soon, too!

(Linking up with Quilt Story, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Crazy Mom Quilts.)


  1. You are so right- until you put the prints together, it's hard to imagine them working! But they certainly do! And the simple layout makes them shine like a box of jewels! Lovely Lauren! And NO quilt guilt- such a wasted emotion, is guilt!

  2. beautiful layout for such pretty fabric :-)

  3. I am amazed that you can make these gorgeous quilts and keep up with everything else! My quilting has been on hiatus, and then yesterday I felted some thrift store cashmere sweaters that were a great find... ♡♡♡

  4. This is so pretty! I have a couple more Posey quilts to make but can't decide on a pattern. I love what you done with yours :)

  5. Fabulous! Love the fabric, your quilt is very pretty!

  6. Beautiful baby quilt. The backing fabric is just perfect. Love it.

  7. What a gorgeous baby quilt. I am sure your friend will love it! Thanks for sharing. Marie (

  8. Very very pretty! I love the vintage look too - there is so much interest in each of the different squares. Well done!

  9. I see what you mean about the fabrics seemingly not going to together, but the overall effect is fantastic!

  10. What a lovely top! I wasn't familiar with this line of fabric, but I may have to get some now! Thanks for sharing and whoop whoop!!

  11. I know I already commented but I had to peek again, it's so pretty! I may have to sort of copy you and give you all the credit :)

  12. Ahhh, very blown away to get to be the family that ooohs and ahhhs over this quilt daily - and forever! Anne Margaret is so blessed. Love it and love you, Lauren :)


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