The "High Street" range of fabric by Lily Ashbury was just perfect for my latest project - another baby quilt using the pattern "Charm Squares Baby Quilt" by Elizabeth Hartman. This pattern is a free download from her blog, Oh Fransson! and is one that I've made lots of times before. I bought a charm pack of this gorgeous fabric from my local quilt shop Quilters Haven and bought some yellow fabric for the backing from the same range, along with some white tone-on-tone for the sashing and borders...
...once this simple quilt top was pieced together, it was quilted using white Aurifil thread and a Schmetz Topstitch needle size 90. I used the edge of the walking foot as a guide, and quilted lots of straight rows half an inch apart, and then it was time to add the binding. I cut 3.5" strips of this gorgeous pink spotted fabric and used the double fold method of binding, and stitched it in place 0.5" from the edge of the quilt...
...one of my labels was added to a corner of the quilt, and machined into place. The binding was hand stitched in place on the back, with a single strand of a Mettler quilting thread in a matching hot pink, in ladder stitch. Oh and of course thank goodness for my Clover "Protect and Grip" thimble!...
...and here is the finished quilt, perfect for a baby girl! Now I need to get hurry and get it wrapped up and delivered to a gorgeous little girl who was born just a few days ago!
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