Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Blue Batik Stars Baby Quilt -- Finished!

This project got pushed to the front of the line (so much so that I didn't get close to finishing my August ALYoF goal) because our friends had a little boy named Theodore on the 24th!

I made a quick trip to get some flannel and matching light blue thread to quilt this with and I was off!

The one thing I will miss about our old apartment is that it had wood floors throughout which was great for basting quilts. This one I basted in the kitchen and even though it is a baby quilt, it took up a good chunk of the space.


Here it is trimmed and quilted!


Here's a close up of the quilting. I did a medium scale meander all over the quilt and I got the whole thing quilted in less than a day (with lots of breaks of course) and only used four bobbins' worth of thread. I'm really happy with how the light blue looks on the white/cream stars -- it shows up, but it isn't a stark contrast.


Here's a shot of the quilting on the back.


I did actually bind it with the flannel as well. I hand bound it to the back to prevent super-bulkiness in my machine.


I'm hoping to send this one off in the mail today or tomorrow!


Linking up with Freemotion By the River and Freemotion Mavericks!

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt and flannel for the binding will be perfect for a baby!

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  2. Flannel always makes up nice for baby quilts, and I love how the quilting sinks into the flannel.

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  3. Just stunning,perfect for a baby!

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  4. I like that you used flannel for the binding...and your meander is wonderful!

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  5. Just beautiful! Love your choice of colors and the meander stitching is so pretty.

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  6. very nice just right for a baby boy. Like you I have to do my quilts on the kitchen floor, not sure though if I could do a double bed one, still not made one as big as that

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  7. Nice finish, Alison -- gotta love those deadlines!!

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  8. Hello Alison,

    What a lovely quilt! The shades of blue are really restful, and meandering on a pieced quilt always looks good. You have done a lovely job. Would you like to show it on the linky on my blog this weekend - Free Motion Mavericks?

    Love from England, Muv

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  9. This is a beautiful gift for a new baby boy. Your tiny meander is just right.

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  10. Beautifully done! It will be very snuggle with the flannel on the back.

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