Now that I gifted this piece of art, I can finally share with you my recent doing: a baby receiving quilt! I did this quilt for a special friend’s baby boy. I used fabric from my stash, mainly from the Fantasia Collection by Sarah Lawson and one fabric from Chasing butterflies by Lizzy House. I liked the calming colors of yellow and teal for a baby, hence my choice. For the back, I decided to go with solid bright yellow.
This is a very easy quick project. All that is required for this project is to cut four squares of four fabrics and piece them together. Batting is optional- I personally included batting because I think it makes it safer and comfier to hold a baby that way. With the batting in, you can also let the bay lie on the quilt and play. I applied the ‘self-binding’ method where I sewed the two fabrics, wrong sides against each other with one fabric basted to the batting leaving 10 inches gap. Once done, put your hand in the gap and pull the fabric out, such that you have the right sides of the fabric outside and the stitching inside. Press the quilt, pressing the edges of the non-sewn part folded in. Then go back to your sewing machine and sew along the edges of the quilt- this way you will have the gap closed, sewed without anyone noticing that it was the opened edge. Ta da the quilt is done!
I decided to quilt this little baby receiving quilt. I tried machine quilting for the first time! I actually have no background in machine quilting as I’m new to a sewing machine in the first place. I chose the wiggly stitch option and quilted along!
I’m so glad my friend loved and appreciated the quilt- it is truly rewarding!
Next in my project list are: another baby quilt to a special person, a remixed geese quilt using Elizabeth by Tula Pink, start a scrapbook, finish up an album, finish up the knitted scarf I started but then I totally left aside, catch up on #westside and #metroarea quilts and plan more quilts!