I made this quilt for one of my favourite couples new baby boy. They are dear friends and I wanted to make them something special. She gave me a gorgeous bundle of fabric to work with and I chose this fabulous Anna Maria Horner pattern, which I kept a surprise. I handed it over last weekend and I'm pleased they loved it! My friend is a very talented knitter so I know she appreciates hand made.

This is the very first quilt I've hand quilting and I loved every minute. I used Anchor pearl cotton and used quite large stitches to outline the circles and star shapes. I adore the look it gives the quilt.

I had a good friend make me the templates, since I knew I'd want to make it again (she actually makes the most amazing jewellery, check out Wonderhaus). I used Lynne's awesome tutorial to get the points matching nicely. I made a label and attached it with a blanket stitch.

I almost called this quilt 'The one I didn't want to give away' but my husband nixed that idea. Seeing their gorgeous baby made me feel glad to make them something so special :)

As if by magic, Katy is currently having a Spinning Stars QAL so if you want to make one of your own hop over and join in!
There's a lot of lovely inspiration over on the Flickr group and it's always nice to be able to ask questions as you go along.

This is also the baby quilt listed on my FAL post so that's another one checked off!

2012 Finish-A-Long

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