Baby's Little Goslings
My friend Emily had commissioned me to make a couple of baby quilts for two of her friends who are due to have babies - I've already shown you "Dino Dudes" and here is "Baby's Little Goslings" - this pattern was a free download from the McCalls Quilting website a few years ago. As you can see, I've made the quilt top with a collection of baby flying geese in peaceful shades of cream and white.....
.....I've quilted this very simply, "stitch-in-the-ditch" around each of the flying geese using a cream Mettler quilting thread both as the top thread and in the bobbin, and finally "stitch-in-the-ditch" around the borders. I used Quilters Dream wadding, which is 100% cotton and is ideal for baby quilts.....
.....I've also added a little bit of stitchery to this quilt too. This really does make the quilt unique, and has become my "trademark" when I'm making a baby quilt. This is one of my favourite phrases to add - "We made a wish.....
.....and you came true!" - and once again this stitchery quote was from the book "A Winsome Baby" by Nancy Halvorsen, and this time has been stitched with 2 strands of DMC thread. Initially I stitched this with a cream thread, but it didn't really show up very well, so a hasty bit of reverse stitching and I chose a slightly stronger colour.....
.....a label added to the back? Mais oui!! This was stitched in place by machine at the same time as I added the binding. Oh and I used a pretty cream spot for the binding fabric.....
.....I'm really pleased with how this mixture of cream and white and neutral fabrics look together - it really is very subtle and will go perfectly in the newly decorated nursery.....
.....this baby quilt will soon be winging it's way over to Australia, to Emily's friend who is expecting her first baby. Hope she likes it!
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