Completed: Baby Quilt 2

Well after two more big post-work sessions, baby quilt 2 is finished. I’m thrilled with the result. I showed it to a mutual friend of the friend I’m planning on giving it to and she will apparently love it. Result! Here’s the finished quilt:

Baby quilt 2 complete4

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It’s a machine-pieced, machine-quilted patchwork quilt. I love the back, which is cream with words written across such as “love”, “family” and “celebrate” which I think capture the reason for giving this quilt – as a present for a new addition to a family. I outline quilted each square and border on the quilt. This took a while – lots of stopping and starting, but I’m really pleased with how this looks, especially on the back.

So what did I learn from this quilt?

  1. Double-fold binding is definitely the way forward. It was much easier than the self-binding I did on my previous quilt. I followed this tutorial by Heather Bailey which comes as a handy printable sheet.
  2. I enjoyed hand-sewing the binding to the back of the quilt. It was important to keep the stitches small and often though, so that they weren’t too visible. Mine were about 1/4″ apart and this seemed to work.
  3. I need a better thimble!
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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Louise
    Aug 07, 2009 @ 09:27:33

    Hey, great job! I love the muted colours – perfect for the disguising the occasional milk spillage… 🙂 The quilting looks great too. Well done!

    Reply

  2. Karen
    Aug 10, 2009 @ 01:53:30

    Wonderful quilt!

    Reply

    • whatktmadenext
      Aug 12, 2009 @ 17:39:34

      Thank you 🙂 I’m giving it to my friend in a couple of days, so fingers crossed, she’ll like it!

      Reply

  3. ashley w. donahue
    Aug 10, 2009 @ 15:33:49

    Ohmigosh, it is truly gorgeous! I am jealous! Why didn’t you know quilting and me back when I was having babies??

    Reply

  4. Anna Cox
    Dec 09, 2009 @ 11:24:50

    I can report that I did indeed love it!! So does Samuel!! and the colour scheme does hide milk/spew spillages very well!!!

    thanks Kate – its amazing – as are you!

    Reply

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