July 28th, 2013

It’s a Baby Explosion

by Julie Hirt

Babies, babies, everywhere!   I love babies and I’m glad so many of my friends are having them lately.  This little boy quilt is made using the Comma line by Zen Chic for Moda.


It’s the first quilt I’ve backed with voile and I am IN.LOVE.


I wish you could feel how soft this is through your screen.  It’s pretty amazing.  I may have a hard time backing quilts with regular quilting cotton now.  At least  baby quilts, anyway.


For the piecing I just did a simple 5″ patchwork.  With this fun fabric line I didn’t think the pattern needed much.


Stitching straight lines with alternating double lines created a neat pattern on the back.



  • Piecing: Comma collection by Zen Chic for Moda
  • Backing: Free Spirit Voile in Green *
  • Binding:  Kaufman Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Black
  • Thread:  Aurifil 50 wt Cotton Mako in Platinum *


You can purchase many colors of voile and Aurifil here at a great price!

It’s also the last week of the Blog Hop.  While I’m sad to see it end, I’m so happy to have found so many great blogs.  Check out the blogs for week 8:

Vicki @ A Quilter’s Mission
RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elisa Lea @ Lovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boon Docks
Jenny @ A Note To Follow Sew
Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
Sonia @ Fabric & Flowers
Emily @ Sew E.T.
Em @ Sewing by Moonlight



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8 Responses to “It’s a Baby Explosion”

  1. No problems with the voile? I’m about to use it for the first time!

  2. Ooooh, i love it! Great idea with the alternating double/single quilting lines, and i can only imagine how soft it is with the voile, don’t ya just love voile! That is one seriously lucky little boy!

  3. The FreeSpirit voile has been on my to-try list for awhile. It looks fabulous here–great finish!

  4. Nice! I love that fabric line too. The quilting is perfect, congrats!

  5. What an awesome quilt for a little guy! I love the green backing and the quilting looks great :)

  6. This turned out so nice and I love your quilting.

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