Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Floral Baby Quilt
My daughter-in-law is attending a baby shower next week and asked me about a quilt. I had this one ready to be quilted and loaded it up and quilted it last weekend. I finished the binding at quilt guild last night. Hearts and roses panto, Hobbs 80/20 batting and Permacore Eggshell thread.
Such a pretty soft green for the back:
Before guild I sewed some leftover strips together and stitched them down the center of some bibs for burp cloths to match.
I even used one of my decorative stitches to stitch down the seams. You probably have lots of those stitches also and if you're like me, seldom use them. As I make more clothes for Elizabeth I will probably use more of them.
I threw it in the washer and dryer last night and now it's all ready to be sent to Dané.
I can show you the latest row that I made as we meet later today to exchange row totes. This one is Cheryl's and she has a very retro style, even her house has a retro look to it, just cute as can be. Anyway, her fabrics are 1930's and I picked a bowtie block for her. I'm not sure of the "actual" size of a bow tie block, but I made mine 6" finished. I cut the big squares 3.5" and the little ones 1.75, so I could cut one 3.5" strip and then subcut.