I always lay out my layers on the floor and tape them down using painters tape, so the backing went down first, then the batting, and then the top.
|Layed out and ready for pinning...|
|I dump a bunch of pins and then start pinning...|
I try to put pins about every four inches. For this quilt, I planned to do straight line quilting around the purple columns, inside the purple columns and then use a decorative stitch straight down the center of the purple columns.
While out shopping one day, I happened to find the same fabric that Grandma had used to cover the rocking chair, and I picked some up to use as binding. I think stripes, polka dots, or any swirly pattern works great for binding and when I initially saw the fabric, I knew it would be perfect for binding, but there wasn't quite enough, so I was super excited to find the same fabric so I could bind this quilt using it.
|I will always opt for cutting my binding fabric on the bias if I have the choice.|
It makes laying that binding flat SO much easier...
Though it is bit of a pain to cut it!
|Then I press together and roll onto a large spool.|
|I use hair clips to keep my binding in place while I sew.|
|I didn't get a real good photo of the full quilt, but|
here is about half of it...
And the last step is secure the label under the binding, this way I only have a small amount of hand stitching to secure the label for future posterity.
|Simple Hand Written label, and the gift was ready to be given.|
I made this Baby Quilt much larger than a traditional baby quilt because I wanted it to be large enough for mom or dad to snuggle with baby while rocking in that rocking chair with the matching fabric.
And THIS is why we all do what we do...
|Baby and Mother cuddling under the quilt...|
There can be no better way to see one of my quilts!
Hopefully I'll be able to post some more next week. I am working on two projects right now. One I can share, and one I can not... Yet... So while posts are being written, none will be seen unless I can carve out time to actually work on Bonnie's Mystery.
Until His work in me is complete,