These fabrics are from the Patch collection by Henley Studio for Makower UK, which I bought online from Secret Garden Quilting UK for a special project. A couple of years ago I made a baby quilt for Olive, and I needed to make another quilt as as she now has a baby brother, Harry. I made this one very simply, with 2 prints from the same fabric range, and a stripe for the binding. The fabrics were trimmed to approx 36" x 40" and quilted in a cross hatch design with a selection of YLI and Kingtut variegated quilting threads. I used a Clover Hera marker to mark the initial 3" grid, then quilted 0.5" either side of the grid, using the edge of the walking foot as a guide. I always use cotton wadding in baby quilts, and my favourite brand is Quilters Dream, select weight. Once it was quilted, I cut 3.5" strips of binding fabric - the ends were joined end-on rather than diagonal to hide the joins - and using the double fold method it was stitched to the front of the quilt, raw edges of the binding matching the raw edges of the quilt, again using the walking foot as a guide. Having a wide walking foot that is exactly 0.5" from the needle to the edge certainly makes life a lot simpler!! The folded edge was then turned over to the wrong side of the quilt and held in place with Clover Wonder Clips - these are really brilliant, and save me getting stabbed by lots of pins!! the the binding was hand stitched into place using a neutral coloured thread and ladder stitch...
...and here's the finished quilt - finally it's a sunny day to get some pictures! This is a very simple reversible baby quilt. Now it's ready to be wrapped and delivered to the new baby! Hope Harry's mum likes it - it's very different from the style of quilt that I made for Olive.
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