I've been rather busy with a secret project. This fabric collection is called "Blush" by Basic Grey for Moda... and this Jelly Roll and yardage has been in my fabric collection for absolutely ages, waiting for a very special project. The Jelly Roll strips were pieced together in strips of 6 and cross-cut into rows. These rows were then pieced together again. My top tips for accurate piecing is to use a fine machine sewing thread (I prefer Aurifil thread 50wt or Mettler fine embroidery thread 50 wt) and a fine sharp needle (I prefer Schmetz Microtex size 60). I used a slightly shorter stitch to prevent the strips coming apart when they are cross-cut...
...I was just loving these pinks and turquoises and browns! This is a Jelly Roll "Blush" by Basic Grey for Moda, and the pattern is a free download from the Moda Bakeshop website called "Pure Baby Boy" (although mine is Blush Baby Girl). My favourite neutral fabric at the moment is this one from the Daysail collection by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. It was perfect for the 2 side borders for my latest project...
...this baby quilt was quilted very simply in straight rows 0.5" apart, using the edge of the walking foot as a guide. I've used a King Tut variegated quilting thread shade 944 for the centre panel and a cream King Tut quilting thread shade 957 for the side borders and a Schmetz Topstitch needle size 70. The final touch is a scrappy binding, made with 4 leftover strips from the Jelly Roll, joined with mitred seams, folded in half and stitched 3/8" from the raw edge of the quilt. The binding was folded over, and held in place with Clover Wonder Clips while it was hand stitched to the back of the quilt. One of my Quiltystuff labels was stitched into the corner of the quilt...
...there was just time for a quick photo shoot this morning before this was wrapped up and posted off to a very special baby girl. Thank goodness the sun was shining!
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