Most of my friends have had babies and lots of quilts were made! So when I know someone that's having a baby, I love the opportunity to make a baby quilt as a gift. At work one of the cameramen told me his wife was expecting and I asked if they would like a quilt and what colours they would want it...

Grey, pink and yellow and I think it's a lovely combination!

close up on section of quilted log cabin quilt

This was a nice stash buster and a good chance to use some of my favourite scraps in a pretty layout. I created six large log cabin blocks. Rather than use equal widths or measure the lengths,  I sorted the fabrics into short/medium/long lengths and just trimmed them as necessary while piecing.

machine quilting grid

After piecing the blocks together the proportion of the quilt wasn't right and so I cut it down, creating rectangles top and bottom. I like the asymmetry it creates and am pleased with the finished quilt. It is bound with a geometric print because there are quite a lot of florals in the top and it gives it a modern look, plus it was the right colour palette!

log cabin baby quilt in grey yellow and pink fabrics

The quilt label is a pebble shape, with a decorative machine stitch to create a frame. I used a Pigma micron pen to write her name and date of birth and hand appliqued it to the back.

quilt label

The quilting is a simple grid, which makes a lovely texture when washed. I used Aurifil 40wt #2600 for the quilting, my favourite pale grey.

folded quilt

The quilt was happily received by the couple today and I got to have some precious baby snuggles, which was joyful.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with sewing and hugs!

linking up: finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts