My first baby quilt, took me 2 days to complete. I am now officially in love with quilting! :)
I rushed to finish the quilt as I'm afraid the baby might arrive early. It's due in March but you never know with a first born. It's my new niece/nephew (most probably niece), the first child of my beloved sister in law.
I planned for so long for this quilt, in the end just settled with a simple log cabin. I think I need more practice before attempting the smaller square piecing. I had so much fun playing with the fabric. The quilt has a cute novelty center print and all over polkadots in multicolor.
There's a lot of puckering going on here actually because I quilted using the normal foot. I have yet to invest in a walking foot. I told myself before I will only buy one if and when I really wanna seriously quilt. Since I've seen worse puckering on store bought comforter quilt I guess this is not that bad :P
The back - I used 100% cotton flannel from Robert Kaufman and a sweet blue floral binding from Timeless Treasures.
I used a combination of instructions from Quilts and More magazine and a pattern from Elizabeth Hartman from Oh Fransson. I used outline quilting as per Elizabeth's advice and it is an easier method compared to stitch in the ditch.
I'm loving the clean mitered corner and yes, the binding was 100% blind stitched by hand! :D That's my favourite part....sitting in front of the tv, slowly hand stitching the binding..so relaxing. And the result is pretty neat too, way better than machine stitching.
To complete the set, I made a simple 36" square (with rounded corners) matching baby blanket. I used thin flannel as the backing for that soft, cuddly effect.
Made with love by an adoring Aunt, all ready to go and meet their new owner, can't wait to see those tiny legs and wiggly toes! :)