One of my favourite patterns for baby quilts is this one, Charm Squares Baby Quilt, designed by Elizabeth Hartman, which I have made several times before. The fabric range I've used this time is "The Hamptons", by Minick and Simpson for Moda. I'd been asked to make a baby quilt with a nautical theme, and this fabric range fitted the bill perfectly, as blueprints and anchors and sailing boats are scattered across these fabrics, which I have teamed with a white tone-on-tone fabric for the sashing and top and bottom borders.
...rows of straight quilting half an inch apart give a soft ribbed effect to the quilt, which was bound with this navy/white spot. The backing is another spotty fabric, this time I used a white background with blue spots. One of my labels was machined into the top corner, then the binding is machined into place then secured onto the back of the quilt by hand...
...I used the same navy/white spot that I'd used for the binding for the appliqued letters, which were taken from the book "Winsome Baby" by Nancy Halvorsen. I traced them onto steam-a-seam lite, peeled off the backing paper...
...and pressed them into position. (I've been desperate to get some steam-a-seam-lite, and thankfully Barnyarns has just managed to get some). When I was pleased with the placement of the letters, I fused them onto the quilt with a warm iron. The letters were then finally secured using machine applique in a matching coloured Mettler quilting thread...
...and here is the finished quilt, blowing on my washing line on a VERY blustery but sunny afternoon, ready to be wrapped and delivered to baby Oliver.
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