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!


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

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

  3. Just stunning,perfect for a baby!

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

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


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