Hi friends! I don’t know about you, but I always have an ongoing list of quilts on my to-make wish list. Some I’ve saved to Pinterest, some I’ve saved on Bloglovin and others have little tabs in my growing magazine collections. I first spied this fantastic pattern by Lorna McMahon on her blog, Sew Fresh Quilts, here where she announced it would be published in Quiltmaker magazine. As a subscriber to the magazine, I made sure to look for the pattern in the mail and bookmark it until I had a reason to make it.
When my friends, Rachel and Jake, announced that they were pregnant with their first little boy, I knew “Family of Three” was the perfect pattern for them. Eek…isn’t it cute!
A few month before the baby’s due date was born, I started brainstorming and ordered fabrics for the quilt. The top is made with Kona solids, some new and some from my stash. The backing is from Elizabeth Hartman’s collection and it’s PERFECT for this pattern!
The fabric came in right before my Mom’s visit and we were so busy traveling and making the Sombre Quilt that I didn’t get to start it. Getting in to crunch time, I convinced my husband to quilt with me which was a really nice treat for me. I had everything precut before he joined me, and we made a great team with me sewing and him pressing all the little pieces. We managed to get the top done in a weekend. Yay!
I used a beautiful light turquoise spool of 5o wt aurifil and stippled the quilt with nice big soft loops. Lorna recommended a brilliant technique to continue the design into the binding. The grass portion of the quilt is bound in green while the top is bound in blue. So fun!
Giving quilts away is one of the biggest rewards of quilting for me. Here’s Rachel and I just days before her little man’s arrival.
I got to visit Rachel while she was in labor, showing some squadron pride with our special hand signal. Exciting times!
Oh hey, quilting shirt.
Baby Alistair is such handsome little man and is putting the quilt to good use. Mom, Dad and Alistair are doing well!
I really enjoyed making the Family of Three quilt. It was my second of Lorna’s patterns and I’m sure it won’t be the last.
All the Details
Size: 40″ x 53″
Piecing Fabric: RK Kona solids: Capri, Cactus, Amber, Cheddar and assorted scraps from my stash
Backing – Rhoda Ruth Nature Giraffe
Quilting: Stipple using Aurifil Light Turquoise 50wt Thread