Sunday, October 18, 2015

Star Wars

Recently DIL Christa had asked me to help her with a baby quilt for her nephew due in November. Parents- to- be are Star Wars followers so theme fabrics were chosen for the quilt.
The goal in making her first quilt was to keep the construction very simple and to teach the basics of measuring,  cutting, piecing, squaring and finishing viz. binding, which when learned correctly will result in accuracy in future endeavors and avoid frustration and wonky quilts!
The fabrics are dark and babes like bright colors so the contrast red and turquoise will keep baby interested.
The backing is Minkee and no batting was needed for an Arizona quilt, batting would have added unnecessary weight and bulk. It is simply quilted with an edge to edge peacock feather to maintain a soft hand.
 Embroidery on Minkee does not yield a very nice result so the label is the red cotton Star Wars fabric.
Christa's first quilt adventure has resulted in a very cute, square flat, securely bound quilt and hopefully an encouragement to make another!
And here are the parents-to-be who are delighted with the gift.
My Sunday afternoon sewing involved finishing the Miniature Underground Railroad quilt with binding and a handwritten label.
It really is a very sweet little quilt which is not likely to ever be duplicated by yours truly!
Now I need to find the right spot to display it, the walls are closing in on me!


Lynette said...

Fun Star Wars quilt. :) I really love how prettily that feather quilting in the border stands out on the miniature. Super nice finish there. :)

Sherrie said...

Hi Roslyn,
Really nice first time quilt. Love your Underground quilt. Have a great day!

Heather said...

Christa did a lovely job. The parents look very pleased with it.

Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday.