Friday Finish - Lily's Kona Rainbow Baby Quilt

This pretty little quilt was actually started in March and finished a few weeks ago, but since my friend Maiko reads my blog, I had to keep it under wraps until it was gifted to her daughter Lily.  Last Sunday was Lily's first birthday, so I wanted to make her a special present.

I was inspired by my Kona couch quilt, not only because I love it, but also because it's received a lot of love from both friends and blogland alike.  I thought a baby version would be a great go-with-everything kind of quilt.  I pulled out a selection of solids, cut up some 2.5" squares, and started playing with the arrangement on my design wall.  (I literally would not be able to quilt without my wall!)  
For the background I chose the grey crosshatch from the Architextures line.  I thought it was a nice low volume print and a little more interesting than Kona Ash. 

Get comfy - I took a ton of pictures!

She likes to lay on everything and say "beep" (sleep)!

Final dimensions are 34"x38".  Quilted with an elongated wave to soften up the squares.  

Found the perfect backing in my stash… Lily's mommy is a piano teacher - she loved it! 

She likes it!

The quintessential first birthday picture!  

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday


  1. so so cute, I love the bright colors with grey!!!

  2. the quilt is beautiful. i'm a great fun of mixing lively colors with grey background. well done !

  3. Very nice! Cute picture of the little one. I really must figure out if my machine does that quilting stitch
    : )

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