I finished up the baby quilt yesterday, and it’s all washed and dried and crinkly. This looks different from other baby quilts I’ve made, but I like it.
It’s bright and bold and energetic, and I think it will be perfect for a little boy. I bound it with rayon blanket binding for the touchable edges. This finish doesn’t seem to sell well for me, but I almost always use it on gifts, because I know the babies like it. This is made completely from stash.
The backing is one piece of pale blue and white cloud fabric.
I like this stained glass look where the sun brings the other colors through it.
The piecing and cutting were very quick, perhaps three hours. The quilting, however, took around six hours. There’s lots of it, in the ditches and through the block centers. I used Superior Bottom Line in a pale blue on top and bottom.
The finished size is 36″ x 48″. I always consider that the binding will take about 2″ off of each side of the design, so I usually add borders. I didn’t this time, because I thought it was okay to cut off the edges of these Disappearing Four Patch blocks, and I think it works.
I’m linking up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.
December 14, 2012 at 9:41 PM
Lovely quilt. I really like it and the binding. Would love a tutorial on that kind of binding. I always do something wrong when I try it. Thanks for sharing!
December 14, 2012 at 11:05 PM
I would love a tutorial on this binding also, it looks great!