Monday, June 10, 2013

Baby Quilt

So I have never made a baby quilt because I have never had the need to. Many of my friends and family are not at that stage of their life. But it just so happens that my partners sister had been expecting her third child so I was so excited!! Because now I had an excuse to make one. 

No one knew the sex so I had to wait till bub was born! After nine long months I got the news from across pond that it was a BOY! So online shopping I went for some boyish fabric. Btw if you have never looked at all the amazing fabric specifically for kids then you should. It makes me clucky just looking at it ( but for the wrong reason of course) I just want to make more quilts :). 

So after hours of window shopping I found one I thought would go great. 

Bungle jungle by Tim and beck. 

So I got 1 charm pack of that and 1 charm pack of moda Bella solids in white which made the whole quilt top come together a lot faster. 

I did a basic chevron pattern using HST and it came together in less then a few hours. I always forget to take process photos. 

I quilted this little baby myself which made it extra special. I had to add the red flannel on the back because this little beauty was going to the cold country of Ireland so this would have made it extra snugly. 
 Tip: if you are going to baste and quilt your own quilt I would recommend using way too many safety pins and a wool or cotton batting. 

My idea behind this is that if you are going to spend your hard earned money  and time on fabric and piecing and basting a quilt spend the extra money on the batting so that your quilt will be with you for a long time. I also find it easier to quilt with. Just my opinion though. 

So all wrapped up and sent off I hope that little bub enjoys it as much as I did making it. 

For now

- Jazz

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