When we learned that Angelune was having a baby, a private conversation on Facebook started immediately with the discussion to make a quilt for the baby. A group of friends decided that orange and grey, plus cream would be our colour palette. The block size was to be a 9 inch square finished. Those were the parameters, the rest was up to each individual. That was back in January.
Blocks started being hand & mail delivered to the workroom by April. At the end of June we met up one night to assemble the blocks with sashing for the quilt top and to sew up a pieced backing. Another small meeting to do the basting. The fox block got hand quilting and the rest of the quilt was machine quilted in turns. The binding was sewn on and yesterday, just before we wrapped up the quilt, a little label was hand stitched on.
A gorgeous handmade paper card was made & even a matching pillow to go with the quilt, too!
This is the first time any of us had worked on a group quilt and I think we were all so amazed at how well it all came together. The individual blocks really represent the person who made them and collectively the quilt looks stunning!
Best of all, we gave the quilt yesterday to baby Sebastien and his mom, Angelune & dad, Ian.