Sunday, December 10, 2023


There is a new grandbaby coming my way in March 2024. My son and his woman don't plan to know the gender in advance so, for now, the baby is called "Bean". 

Recently I got to work making the top and now it's time to quilt it. EQ8 has great alphabet letters for foundation paper piecing so that is what I used.

Ready to start quilting:

The back is "Baby Feet" in flannel, something I have been saving for many years for an extra special baby quilt:

Threads are white Bottom Line for the bobbin, and a pastel variegated King Tut, both by Superior Threads. 

The background is Confetti, made especially for The Quilt Show and only available from their shop, perfect for kids quilts: Confetti Squares, It also comes in black and white and Stars rather than squares. 

This is very similar to the quilt I made in 2015 for my first grandchild, Stella. Those blocks were pieced but when I couldn't find the patterns I was sure I saved, I looked at EQ8. Once I found these easy paper pieced letters I was in business:

Stella's quilt:

I did find these pieced Letters online--it's a FREE download from MODA Fabrics. One source is here: Spell It With Fabric. It's downloaded and saved now--BUT the paper piecing was fast and easy and the sashing is made as part of the blocks--super fast.

Now on to the quilting, stay tuned...

Let's quilt.



  1. Can’t wait to see it in person! Looks beautiful, as always! ❤️

  2. Baby quilts are always such a joy to make, especially when it's for a new little family member. Welcome, Bean!

  3. Congratulations on the upcoming new baby! I love your quilt. I only just upgraded to EQ8 and didn't realize they had an alphabet. Thanks for that info!

  4. Not long now, exciting times ahead. The quilt is adorable- Treza from Adelaide Plains Sth Australia