There's a new baby in the family and that means a new baby quilt! I've had this charm pack, Prairie Paisley by Minick and Simpson for Moda, for simply ages just waiting for the right project, and I decided it was about time I put it to good use! My favourote pattern for a baby quilt is Charm Squares Baby Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman, and is a free download from her website. I bought some gorgeous cream self-patterned fabric from my local fabric and wool shop, Fiona's Fabrics in Woodbridge. This is extra wide, so a metre was more than enough for the sashing, borders, backing AND binding...
...the pattern suggests quilting this modern pattern very simply in straight rows, just 1/2" apart. I used the edge of my walking foot as a guide for this, and used a variegated Gutterman Sulky thread (my Bernina really doesn't like ordinary Gutterman thread, but just about copes with the Sulky ones). This simple quilting adds a lovely soft ribbed texture to the quilt...
...and here's the finished quilt, which was gifted yesterday morning to my great-neice who's just 2 weeks old. This quilt is approx 33" x 40" and is a great size for using as a playmat or a cot quilt. I've used 100% cotton wadding as well as 100% cotton fabrics, so it can be easily laundered. It isn't an heirloom quilt, it's made to be used and well loved, so I hope that baby Matilda wlll enjoy lots of cuddles wrapped up in this quilt!
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