Sunday, April 15, 2012
Signed. Sealed. Delivered. Welcome Baby.
It is baby central in this neck of the woods this Spring. Baby quilt Number 1 is officially finished and delivered. This is a very simple quilt for a little boy.
There are 5 green prints, all assorted quilters cottons (from my mad dash through Hancock's of Paduca!)
The binding is one of the Kona grays.
The backing is part of a cut of fabric from IKEA. I used it because of the clear graphic nature of the print that seemed perfect for a new baby. It seems to work ok with the green and gray on the front.
The details (mini tutorial)
The large print fabrics were 9 x 36 inches.
I cut 8 width of fabric strips from the Kona and sewed them together end to end.
I used that long strip to make the sashing and border. (It turned out to be an efficient way to cut and use the fabric without ending up with a lot of little bits. I was worried that the seams would be a problem, but you really don't notice them, particularly now that it is quilted and washed.)
I use 2 inch strips for binding. Keeping it simple by using the Kona for that as well. The quilt measures approximately 40 x 60 inches.
I used a rather fluffy poly batting to make it soft and washable. The quilting was to be geometric and I managed to stitch using gray thread around all of the sashing and binding. I used my walking foot, but I had a very hard time getting it to move through my machine. I am not at all sure what the problem was. I ended up doing a very loose stipple in the rectangles using a lime green thread.