Sending Love & Best Wishes to a New Baby and Their Parents! A new baby is coming and of course I just had to design and make a new baby quilt – the Loving Wishes Quilt. Our wonderful nephew and his wife are expecting their first child. And guess what? It’s a girl!!!!
Loving Wishes Quilt Pattern – So Sweet
The beautiful Loving Wishes Quilt Pattern captures the feeling of wishing all the best for a little one. With dainty paths criss-crossing in the background, hearts are the center focus of each star. Gingham accents this quilt in just the right places and a wonderful border surrounds the quilt.
A Heart Quilt Pattern for All Ages
Shown here in pinks & green for a little girl, this would also be so darling in blue gingham for a little boy! Or make one of the larger sizes for a charming farmhouse look. Pretty in pastels, Valentine reds, summertime prints, or whatever’s in your stash.
Simply pick 3 fabrics plus a background fabric to make this lovely quilt! ♡
How I Quilted Loving Wishes
For this quilt, hearts were the way to go! You may recognize the heart designs from the quilting I did on the Sugarcoated Stars Quilt Pattern. I used this 4-Heart Stencil on the background to add the extra “love” that I wanted to give this quilt. It’s so easy to do, you simply mark the stencil design with an erasable pen for fabric and then do free-motion quilting and follow the lines.
Quilting Tip – Start in the center of the hearts, work your way out and then go back into the center.
On the border, I used this Feather Border Stencil that actually looks like hearts and compliments the 4-heart stencil perfectly. For the rest I outlined the hearts, stars and Irish chain to make them look more 3-dimensional. I kept the quilting simple, so the quilt would be soft and cuddly.
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Quilt Pattern Details
- Quilt Measurements: All sizes included in the pattern.
- Baby – 40″ x 40″
- Crib / Throw – 56″ x 56″
- Twin – 72″ x 72″
- Queen – 88″ x 88″
- King – 96″ x 96″
- Quilting Skill Level: Easy – Confident Beginner.
- Fabric Shown: Grace by Brenda Riddle (of course any Springtime fabric would look gorgeous!)
Enjoy making this quilt for someone special in your life. To see more pictures or to purchase Loving Wishes Quilt Pattern, simply click on a link.
(Physical Copies Available in the MCD Shop.)