baby quilt wip

August 17th, 2008

I found this great Alexander Henry print after reading Last Minute Patchwork Gifts (which is fantastic) and falling for the whole cloth quilt that’s in the book. I finally got around to putting the quilt sandwich together at the last craft night (yee haw! red wine and sharp scissors!).  The back turned out pretty good–if I do say so myself.

everything wasn’t so wrinkly when I put it together I swear. It’s been folded up in my bag waiting for me to attempt the hand quilting. Anyone have any advice?  The baby isn’t even born yet (no, mom, I’m not pregnant) so I’m way ahead of schedule. For once. And if the olympics keep sucking me in and making me stay up waaay past bedtime, then it’ll be done it no time.

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12 Responses to baby quilt wip

  1. Kirsty says:

    It’s going to be gorgeous when it’s finished!

    It’s been a long time since I did any hand quilting but the master who taught me recommends Pearl 8 & a running stitch.

  2. Julia says:

    I really love the back! (have you see the turtle print from AH? It’s super!)

  3. Johanna says:

    I recommend more basting, or, better yet, a whole lot of safety pins… and a good sturdy hoop made for quilting! My first attempts at hand-quilting I used a big, flimsy embroidery hoop. I snapped two of them like twigs before I got a clue.

    I love pieced backings!! Nice!

  4. amanda says:

    I’ve made that project from LMPQG and it took me two months (don’t be discouraged!). I worked on it on and off. I think the key is do a lot of basting, it should be spaced around 3 in apart. Don’t worry about wrinkles because once you put it the washer dryer everything will be nice and wrinkly and all unevenness will dissappear.

    I didn’t use any hoop and used a cotton hand quilting thread . The thickness makes it easier to do those running stitch

    I love the row of tadpoles on the back. Happy quiting!

  5. julia says:

    I love the colors! Unfortunately I can’t give any advice for the hand quilting because I don’t have enough patience for that (huh, so my advice might be: be patient.), but I want to say ‘yay for red wine and sharp scissors’! That sounds like a good time to me.

  6. Collins says:

    I love this! The quilt back is great. Love your Moms comment.
    The olympics has sucked me in too.

  7. kimberlee says:

    great quilt I say!
    there is something about cameras and fabric that just MAKES wrinkles appear. at least this has been my experience.

  8. erin says:

    it looks great, meg! i wish i had some advice for you, but i’m way too into instant gratification for hand quilting.

  9. marné says:

    That giraffe fabric is so great, and the back is perfect!

    Your mom’s comment cracked me up!

    I love hand quilting, and most of the time I just do random quilting so I don’t have to bother marking the quilt. This might be cute if you stitch around the giraffes and around the spots. Or just around the giraffes or just the spots. Either way, it will take awhile, but it’s such a zen kind of activity, I find that I don’t mind spending the time.

  10. Beth says:

    This is awesome! I don’t know anything about hand quilting – or machine quilting for that matter either – but good luck and hang in there. I know there is special thread that you’re supposed to use, something about it having wax on it?! I can’t wait to see the finished project. The giraffes are to die for too!

  11. Paloma says:

    The back of your quilt is so beautiful, The giraffe fabric is so cute too. I could not resist it when I saw it. I just posted about what I did with it.
    Please show your finished quilt when you are done I can’t wait to see it.