Wednesday, July 22, 2015
WHO got their baby quilt done in time? I DID!
As mentioned in an earlier post about a week and a half ago, I needed to get this baby quilt done and I hadn't finished the top yet... see post called I'm A Procrastinator. :-)
But I got it finished in time to give to the expectant mom this past Monday at her baby sprinkle at the office. Here is Jaime with the quilt at our lunchtime celebration.
But let's back up to getting this cute quilt completed. As mentioned, I drafted this design (with permission) from a quilt I found on Pinterest. Once I was done with the applique and piecing, it was time to baste it. Yes, I still baste with basting thread on the floor. Definitely my least favorite part of the process.
I chose this soft lavender chevron print for the back.
I freemotion quilted "peacock feathers" in the background....hmm, wonder how the owls feel about that...
and a freemotion leaf vine in the borders.
The eyes and lashes were machine stitched on the baby owl. So cute!
It was finally done. That was a quilting marathon in one day!
I pulled out my Janome to machine quilt this. It does a wonderful job and likes all the rayon threads, unlike the finicky Viking.. :-)
Next came the binding.... I cut mine at 2 1/4".
and, of course, the label.
Someone seemed a little jealous of these cute little owls. She didn't think I could see her looking for them.
So happy to have this quilt done and delivered! Now we just have to wait for the baby to do the same!