Another baby quilt will be on it's way to it's new owner later this week! One of my colleagues is a daddy-to-be (a baby boy is on the way!) and his partner's favourite colour is turquoise. I had this jelly roll in my stash - "Odyssea" by Momo for Moda - and thought it would be perfect for this little boy's nursery.....
.....this pattern is a free download from the Moda Bake Shop website, and the pattern is by teaginny designs. The strips were quickly pieced together, to make the centre panel of this fun quilt. I was worried about it looking too dark, so chose a this turquoise jelly-roll strip for the inner border, and the white outer borders keep it looking fresh.....
.....I already had a metre of fabric from the same "Odyssea" range which I decided to use for the backing rather than the jelly roll strips that the original pattern uses. My friend Janette had given me some turquoise quilting thread with a beautiful sheen that I used for quilting the centre panel, and I used white Mettler quilting thread for the two side borders.....
.....again, lots of dense quilting in half an inch apart gives a lovely ribbed feel to this quilt. A label is sewn to the back of the quilt, the binding stitched into place by hand and it's finished. I used 4 jelly roll strips for the binding, which is the same print as the backing fabric but in 4 different colourways. It's useful using jelly roll strips fro binding as it's already cut into strips AND it's perfectly co-ordinated!!.....
.....although it looks a bit dark in this photo, it was actually snowing this morning when I took this! Now it's just got to be wrapped up an delivered. What do you think David? Will this look ok in your little boy's nursery?
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