I've had a good play with it now and officially love it ... here's my latest make using Texan Denim.
This little baby quilt is the one that has interrupted hubby's half hexie quilt, but as it's a gift for one of his mates, he's let it slide.
I tried a few new things with this quilt ... such as ...
I made up a pattern for scrappy sashing.
I used a variegated thread to quilt it and I didn't stay in the ditch!!! OCD freak out!!! I thought the pattern was beginning to look a little rigid for a baby so I loosened up the quilting lines.
To de-rigid-ise (that's a word) the quilt a little further I gave it rounded corners instead of sharp 90 degree corners using the dinner plate trick.
And finally, the last thing I did differently was hand stitch down the binding with a running stitch using Perle cotton. First seen by me here.
So what do you think?
I know the new owners are happy with it ... they sent me a pic of the quilt all ready for when bub arrives ...
Oh yeah, that's another new thing I did ... I actually got this one finished before bubs is born!
|How to wrap a quilt: 1. Have a three year old do a painting for you. 2. Wrap quilt in painting (once dry - tehe) 3. Use leftover binding to decorate ... et voilà!|
Wonders will never cease!
Texan Denim Baby Quilt
Size: 38" x 44"
Main fabric: Texan Denim
Scrappy sashing: It's a Hoot leftovers
Backing fabric: Moustache from Spotlight Australia (beware the selvage!)
Binding: Texas Denim (with Perle cotton hand stitching)
Quilting: Straight line quilting with Guttermann Sulky variegated col. 4015
So this is my first Quilt Finish for 2015 and it's totally not on my Q1 Finish Along List and neither was my daughter's Library Bag ... I see a disturbing trend emerging ... ugh.
Linking up with TGIFF and Finish It Up Friday ... you can too!