Friday, February 18, 2011

Another Baby Quilt Done!

I love this little quilt!

I quilted about a quarter inch on either side of the seams and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I wanted to keep it basic but didn't want to stitch in the ditch. I think it added just the right amount of interest.

I bought a new walking foot for my machine (which it turns out has nothing wrong with it other than being an older, kinda crappy machine!) and I love it. It's the best twenty dollars I ever spent! I used it for the binding too and I'll never go back to my quarter inch foot for that. I always feel like I'm fighting with the binding, trying to feed it through and keep it straight, but with the walking foot it was sooo much better.

My little helper :)

I washed and dried it after I finished to give it that soft, crinkly look. I'm thinking about putting this one in my shop :)

Happy Weekend Everyone!


32.5" x 40"
Charm squares are BasicGrey by Moda
Solid is a kona cotton
Binding is Amy Butler Sunspots
Pieced, quilted and bound by me :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Baby Quilt Fever

I don't know what has come over me. I've made two quilt tops in two days! I want to practice free motion quilting on some vintage sheet quilts before I attempt it on one of these. Hopefully my machine will be looked at this weekend so I can do some straight line quilting too!

This is my first quilt using a charm pack (Origins by Basic Grey for Moda). I really love how quickly it went together. The sashing is a Kona cotton (I have no idea what colour). You could use a jelly roll for the sashing too. They are 2.5" strips.

These fabrics I've had for about a year and a half. I wasn't sure how I'd like the end result - turns out I love it! It's a disappearing nine patch. All my block were 5" blocks and the borders are 2.5" strips so you could make this quilt with pre-cuts too!

I still plan on sewing my bags and purses but I'm having so much fun with these right now! :)


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