This quilt took nearly a year…from thinking about it to finishing it. Now that it is done, I wonder why I delayed – it was such a fun quilt to make. I do have two more panels (not like this) but I will use as filler projects for when I want to have something to quilt. It is also nice to have a few baby quilts ready to give or donate.
I bought the pattern at QuiltCon in Austin in February 2020. It seems such a very long time ago, when we could travel and roam freely, although, we were beginning to worry about covid and its effects then. Anyway, I was at the Purple Pineapple booth with my friend Rose (Something Rose Made) . We each bought a few patterns. Now, Rose, is a co-conspirator extraordinaire! She sent me the panel that is featured in the pattern, so now I felt committed.
I bought the pink accent strip and the light background and was set to go. This is a super fun pattern! It was very fast to put together, a little less than an hour to cut and the same for sewing. The side strips are fused, and maybe could be a little straighter. I used the blanket stitch on my new Bernina 570 and loved the way it turned out.
Due to another blog friend, Nancy from Grace and Peace Quilting, I had purchased some Sherpa to try as a back. It was really the best option for this quilt, but it took me awhile to come around to it. After convincing myself to just do it, I loaded it on the frame and loved the way it turned out. For binding, I would used the sherpa wrapped to the front as suggested. Easy Peasy!
I decided on a loose pattern for quilting. I didn’t want it to pull up to much.
This one is called SquigE2E by TJ Speiser and is part of the Handiquilter library. I used Dream Cotton Select batting and it all worked really well together – quilting cotton, cotton batting and sherpa. I love love love the way it feels.
This quilt is all washed and ready to go. On the advice of many, I pulled the back to the front and sewed it down. Because it is a knit, it won’t fray so that is an added bonus. I didn’t put a label on it so may free hand my name and date somewhere on the quilt, as I don’t want a label on the front. I did put batting in, one of my favorites, Quilters Dream Select. In case you aren’t familiar with it, I suggest you take a look at it on Batting Super Sale* (this is my affiliate link which helps support the blog). Lyn sends out batting quickly and is super helpful if you have questions about it. I have used Quilter’s Dream for years and have been very happy with it.
For those of you following the life saga, our move to a smaller unit has been delayed from the 15th by the apartment management. I am not too thrilled, but maybe most of my February goals will be met before we get into the new unit. I don’t have a date right now, which is frustrating, but I am sure it will all work out in the end.
Fuzzy Baby Quilt
39″ x 43″
Aurifil Piecing Thread Grey
Pink Mettler for the blanket stitch
Quilting Panto: SquigE2E
Quilter’s Dream Cotton Batting*
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