A colleague had a baby a few months ago, and I was invited along to his naming ceremony last weekend. What to take as a gift? Ohhhh that was a hard decision ;) This fabric seemed to be the ideal choice for a simple baby quilt for a little boy - it's called "Jolly Farm" and is by Henley Studio for Makoweruk. I chose a selection of Aurifil threads for the quilting. First of all the 3 layers were spray basted together, then using a Clover Hera marker I marked out a 6" grid, which was then quilted with white thread (I really do love Aurifil thread - it glides through my machine, and it has a beautiful sheen to it too), then I quilted through the grid again (I didn't mark it out the second time, I just quilted it by eye), using the turquoise thread, then finally quilted through both grids using the green thread. I used the same colour thread in the bobbin as in the machine, so the quilting is the same on both sides...
...a smart orange stripe was used for the binding, and really lifts the colours in the fabrics. A label machined into place in the top corner was the finishing touch, before hand-stitching the binding to the back of the quilt. This style of quilt is great for showcasing prints that are too nice to cut into small pieces, and either side of this quilt can be used...
...this was such a simple and quick project to make, especially if you're in a hurry or working to a tight deadline! As it was made with all cotton fabrics and cotton wadding (I used "Quilters Dream" wadding, select weight) it can be easily washed in the machine and either tumble dried or dried on the washing line. I trimmed each of sides by about 4 inches, so the finished quilt was rectangular rather than square. I just hope Luke enjoys being snuggled up in it as much as I enjoyed making it!
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