Friday, 27 May 2011

Baby Quilt


I decided to risk it and show you what I made last weekend! My friend is expecting her second baby next week, 12 years after her first. Well I am very excited for her and thought I would make her a baby quilt for her cot. Don't know if she wants one mind you! This is a close up of the fabric..

...and the frame around the centre panel. It was made by joining lots and lots of 2 1/2" strips together for miles and miles and then cutting them into 12" lengths to make the centre piece.


The outer border was made in the same way but this time laying the strips around the frame and cutting them to fit I decided not to use the blue or green fabric in the border.



Then I quilted it in the ditch, backed it with plain yellow and bound it with the green. I was rather chuffed with it as I remembered all the tips I got from Burn and Linda about sewing slower, how to turn the corners and how to stitch the binding invisibly. Now we just need to wait and see what baby is! I think it's a girl but Mum thinks (hopes!) it's a boy! Either way I hope she like the colours I have chosen.Posted by Picasa

6 comments:

Donna said...

Awww so sweet, I bet she loves it!!!

Effie said...

That's one very cute quilt.

Linda said...

Nice job Tash!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

gorgeous, I am sure she will love it

Angela Weimer said...

Such a great job you did. It's lovely. I made one a bit back for my new nephew but it was much simpler. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Oh so beautiful. I am sure your friend will adore it.