Another baby quilt has been pieced and embroidered and quilted and bound - this one is for a very special friend who is soon to be a Grandma - well, the quilt is not for her, obviously, but for her soon to arrive grand-daughter. The fabric I chose for this is called "Puttin' On The Ritz" and is by Bunnyhill Designs for Moda. I bought a pack of 10" strips from my local quiltshop, Quilters Haven, and aded the strips of white paisley design from my stash. The original pattern suggests making these quilts with a pack of charm squares. The pattern is called Charm Squares Baby Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman, and is a free download from her blog Oh Fransson - this is one of my favourite baby quilt patterns. It is very quick and simple to piece together, and I just love the subtle pinks and greys in this fabric collection.....
.....I have stitched the words with backstitch, using a pink Cosmo embroidery thread shade 803 and I used 3 strands of thread as the letters are quite large. I traced these words from a book called "Winsome Baby" by Nancy Halvorsen. I love adding some stitchery to these baby quilts.....
.....and I've quilted it using straight rows of quilting, ½" apart. I used white Mettler quilting thread to quilt the rows on the white sashing, but used a King Tut variegated quilting thread in pink and beige, shade 944 for the rest of the quilt, and I also used the same thread in the bobbin too.....
.....the binding fabric and the backing fabric is also from the same Bunnyhill Designs range of fabrics, "Puttin' On The Ritz". As a final little flourish, as usual I've added one of my labels to finish it off.....
.....what do you think Sharon? Do you think your grand-daughter will like being wrapped up in this quilt?
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