I finally had some time last weekend, to work on a new baby quilt from start to finish, remarkable! Friday night I started working on the 6 patch QAYG using 30’s reproduction fabrics but I just wasn’t feeling it. So, I decided to take a cue from Elizabeth and make a quilt-as-you-go HST warm/cool quilt.
I used all of my favourite fabics in this quilt — Tula Pink Parisville & Prince Charming, Joel Dewberry’s Heirloom & Aviary, a tiny bit of Amy Butler, even a little Kaleidoscope.
After I’d sewn a bunch of half square triangles, I arranged them until I found a pattern I’d like then sewed the rows together. I took a piece of fleece and spray basted Joel Dewberry’s Herringbone to one side and ironed it, making sure the fabric was as flat and smooth as possible. I took the first strip and sewed it to the top of the batting then took the second row of hst and, with right sides together, stitched 1/4″ from the bottom of the first row and pressed it down and quilted on either side of the seam. I continued until all rows were sewn on, pressed flat and quilted. I added a little more quilting following the mid diamond shapes. Finally, I used Tula Pink’s Pince Charming for the binding.
This quilt will be a gift for my husband’s colleague’s new baby, Emily. I just finished sewing the binding last night and have had no time to make a label. I’m really happy with the way it turned out, so is hubby, I hope Emily’s Mom & Dad like it too.