The long talked about baby quilt is finally at its home: Sara’s little Joshua is the lucky kiddo.
(not the best picture but I totally forgot to take more pictures in natural light)
It finished up about 40″ square so it’s a good crib/stroller/car seat/lovey size. The pattern is Simple Modern Baby Quilts from Oh Fransson; great pattern. Lots of small words and many many pictures. I did skip the applique, I wanted to do a horse… but chickened out. Again, fear of ruining it stopped me. Next time I will attempt an applique.
I backed the quilt with Minkee which for those who don’t know is the softest, smoothest, most cuddly fabric on the market. And it’s machine washable. Score! The inspiration for the quilt came from this Russian fabric I found on Etsy. I took it and the pattern to my LQS and yelled for help. One of the nice ladies there spent I think a hour with me pulling bolts of fabric and putting combinations together until we came up with this. I especially love the cream & brown cowboy fabric (you can see my favorite square in this shot, it’s the center of the quilt and has the home printed on it) and the green star fabric; I think those two add the American to the Russian which is a good fit for Joshua. The binding was a really lucky break, it not only has all the colors of the quilt in it, it was printed on the diagonal. At first glance the binding looks like I was all fancy and cut it on the bias – but it’s a total cheat.
And this shot shows off the quilting really well I think. I’d like to say that I did it, but nope. I again chickened out and sent it to the LQS for quilting. Which was for the best I think. The quilting I would’ve attempted – I don’t think the pattern would be as complemtery to the quilt as this pattern is.
Still not feeling good, today a massive headache is keeping me company. I’m doing my best to ignore it and stitch on Autumn’a Mira RR.