Last year I made a baby quilt using a pattern called "Pure Baby Boy" from the Moda Bakeshop website, and decided to make this pattern again for a little girl - one of my colleagues, Judy, has recently become a grand-mother again, and I had promised her a quilt for the baby. This time I didn't use a jelly roll, but some of the fabric from the Scrap Bag that I had bought from Glenroy Designs a few weeks ago. I trimmed the scraps into 2½" strips and then randomly sewed the strips together. These colours are so pretty. The fabric is Bliss by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.....
.....the white fabric that I used for the borders is also from Glenroy Designs, and I also used this white fabric for the backing too. I didn't use the "Pure Baby Boy" pattern exactly, as I made the quilt a little bit shorter, and decided to omit the inner border.....
.....once the layers were spray basted together, I marked 1" rows ready for quilting, with a Clover Hera Marker, and then I quilted in between these rows using the edge of the walking foot as a guide. I used white Mettler quilting thread for the quilting and used strips from the scrap bag to make the binding too. My favourite is this red spotty fabric, which looks great as binding.....
.....I also added one of my labels, which I machined into place on the back of the quilt in one of the corners. The dense quilting adds a lovely texture to this quilt, and when it is washed it will feel even snugglier.....
.....I love this red and aqua and together and I think this quilt looks super! I've got enough leftovers in the scrap bag to make another one of these quilts too - what great value for money!! The finished size of this baby quilt is 32" square. What do you think Judy? Do you think your little grand-daughter Jessica will enjoy being snuggled up in this quilt?
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