Mar 10

Bienenstich Baby Girl Quilt Complete (#87)


Sometimes quilts just happen.  Overnight.  This was one of those quilts.

strip quilt


I saw a tutorial on the Moda bake shop, by Vanessa from V and Co.  As soon as I saw this sweet little quilt, I knew I had to make it.  I looked at my fabric stash and pulled out the pinks and yellows from Annette Tatum’s House Collection, and a few other pink and yellow fabrics to go with it.  I slashed these fabrics into 1.5 inch strips and chain-pieced this quilt top together in one night.


I had a little more than a yard of Sugar Pop by Liz Scott with these pink branches, and I knew it had to be the back of this quilt.



I wanted to perfect a swirl quilting design, so I used this all over design for this quilt.  I think I now have this quilting design down!


I wanted to frame it with a dark, bold, but also coordinating fabric, so I chose Kona Rose.   I like to choose solid fabrics as the binding for busy quilt tops, and I think this binding pulled the quilt together.

This baby girl quilt was originally 4o.5 inches square, but after a good washing and drying, it is now 38 inches square.

Strip quilt


This quilt reminds me of Bienenstich cake, with a flaky cake and buttery cream, and a hint of raspberry jam.  So, I’ll go ahead and call it the Bienenstich (sting of the bee) Baby Girl Quilt.  I guess this is what happens if I name quilts when I’m hungry.  🙂  Thank you for visiting!




  1. Love the colors, so sweet. I’m a huge fan of V and Co, too 🙂

  2. Liz says:

    I love this quilt, an overnight quilt how nice. I love doing projects in one night, does not happen often with kids. 🙂