So the race was on. I had cut a bunch of my 30s reproduction scraps into 5" charms using Krista's Go!Baby cutter (fun!) so this project was super fast to put together. I really like 30s repro fabrics for baby quilts - they're really sweet and I think they read as gender neutral much of the time.
Surrounded in dappled sunlight in the courtyard
It's smallish - 45" square - so it will be useful for playing on, or for tucking into a stroller.
Aren't those doggies adorable?
For the quilting, I simply FMQd big loopy loops, one in each square - I really wanted this quilt to stay soft and cuddly.
The back is an upcycled/thrifted Ikea crib duvet cover that wasn't quite wide enough so I added a strip of patchwork, and I quite like the effect! The binding is all done by machine. First time for me attaching it to the back and then flipping it to the front and stitching it down using a presser foot with a centre seam guide (ditch sewing?). It was a great way of doing it - I may invest in an even-feed version of that in-the-ditch foot.
This is NOT one of my 2013 FAL goal projects, but it was fast and fun to do. I found out after we had gifted it to her that Ms Cindy had been hoping I would make her a quilt. Now I'm *extra* glad Kevin reminded me!
You've just been a wealth of information with this post. I still haven't gotten the hang of Instagram, but must do! And the little baby quilt is just perfect - love the FMQ style and your detail about the binding. Many thanks!ReplyDelete
This is a lovely little quilt, I am glad it was wished for and will be loved.ReplyDelete
Adorable! Very lucky teacher!ReplyDelete
Always nice to know our gifts are appreciated ; ) The quilting looks so fun. I must try itReplyDelete
Very fun quilting for these simple blocks - nice!!ReplyDelete
Directress is an excellent word. Love this sweet quilt!ReplyDelete
Very sweet! And I agree, 30's repro prints are great for babies!ReplyDelete
Love the quilting! Such a great idea, I may have to steal it ;)ReplyDelete
Perfectly sweet and cuddly looking!ReplyDelete
I like the loopy quilting!ReplyDelete