Monday, February 9, 2009

Baby Matthew's quilt

I finished the binding last evening, & I'm relieved that I finished it before the hand surgery in case I am temporarily hand-icapped[pun intended,lol] by the operation later today. I can usually manage to sew anyway even with only one hand-it's pretty hard to keep me away from sewing & quilting I get so bored!

This is the fifth baby quilt already for 2009!
The quilting doesn't really show on the front, which is to be expected with those busy fabrics, but it's sort of a Greek key, square spiral thingie which I did freehand using white thread.
It measures 50"x60" so it's a nice size to stay in the crib, & now I plan to put together a smaller cuddle quilt from the left overs though I'll have to add some other fabrics to it. Perhaps a white on white- I have a beautiful gingko W onW that would work well, in fact the label is being made on a piece of that very fabric by kind offer of an online friend who digitizes on her embroidery machine.

This close up shows the quilting a little better. It went pretty fast & was quite fun to do- so much so that I was kind of disappointed when I got to the bottom of the quilt.

The backing is white dot minkee which quilted up like a dream & the batting is Dream Angel. The quilting really shows up here on the backing doesn't it & I love the way it looks- I think Madeleine will be pleased.
I only had two full motifs out of the left over fabric from the middle, so I had to piece two more for the corners. Once I finished the quilting I really had to search for the pieced blocks, they blend in so well that you can't see where I had to join them.
I didn't know if I'd like it but after it all came together I decided that it's an elegant baby quilt for a very special little fellow.


creativedawn said...

Ros...that is a really sharp quilt you've made. . . it is my favorite color combo! love black and white . . . are you participating in the Black and White Challenge? You should... info is on my blog if you don't have it already!
Wish you a speedy recovery from the hand surgery!

GARI said...

Sorry about hand surgery: get well soon. I do have a question: did you quilt freehand or is that a panto?