For a fun baby quilt, I made an Aerial Grove quilt. Pattern by Carolyn Friedlander. My blogs were double-plus wonky, and I used my sew-and-turn applique method rather than needle-turn. I hand appliqued the blobs onto the patchwork strips.
My quilting was also inspired by Carolyn, but I let my lines spazz-out. I also only made the colorful “grove” – not the larger neutral border that is featured in the pattern. A baby doesn’t need that much white space!
These pictures were taken a couple weeks ago, during another 20 degree cold-snap here in Michigan. Apologies for the grainy texture and color-weirdness.
6 responses to “Aerial Grove Baby Quilt”
I love your blobs, blobs, blobs.
Goddamn, that’s gorgeous. Didn’t even know you were an artist!
Are you able to please share how to make these little improv circles please? I’d love to give them a go but not sure where to start? As in, do I just grab a scrap, fold it into 4 and cut into a circle? Any advice much appreciated! Thank you!
Hello Sam! I made the circles using this sew and turn applique method! https://jennabrand.com/2012/12/24/sew-and-turn-applique/
I forgot to say how much I love this quilt! It looks amazing, hence all my questions as I’m so inspired to make one too! Thank you for sharing!