Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hand Quilted Baby Quilt

I finished Baby's quilt.  This time, I used batting and a back, so am calling it a "quilt" instead of a blanket.

To be honest, it was quite difficult for me to get going on this project.  I wasn't as fond of the color combo once I started piecing, but once it was finished, I liked it (of course).

I used Denyse Schmidt's Katie Jump Rope (brown), French General's La Petite Ecole (small dots and stripes) that were leftover from Baby's Hand Quilted Blanket, Lecien (large dots), and the white is from a men's shirt I bought at a yard sale last year.  There was just something about the soft flannel-like fabric and colors, and it looked like it hadn't been worn. 

The back of the quilt/playmat is beige and white soft brushed twill from Wal Mart.  The softness--despite the thickness--of brushed twill makes it a great baby blanket fabric.  I didn't use a hoop or anything, so the handstitching on the back is all wabi-sabi.  I kinda like it.

Again, I used Anna Maria's method to hand quilt, using brown DMC floss.  The hand quilting was the funnest part. Holding the quilt while I sat and hand quilted it made me feel closer to baby...and closer to being prepared for his arrival into our home and lives.

Also, if you're into making handmade cards and stuff, there's a giveaway at See Kate Sew for an Epic Letterpress/Die Cut machine...sooo hope for one for my birthday, but I'm also gonna enter this giveaway for it.


  1. Oh it's really gorgeous. I love the fabrics you've put together and the hand quilting really makes it.

  2. I knew it would turn out nice, I'm glad you went ahead and finished this project. I think I've expressed that I am a fan when it comes to your fabric-comination style.

    I like that this quilt is very boyish and not the typical bubble gum frilly newborn style, basically, I love it, especially the brown floss. Nice.


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