Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sunny day baby quilt

My friend's baby finally got her quilt, and not before time. It's FREEZING here at the moment!

Sunny Day Baby Quilt

The last time you saw this quilt was here, at the crafternoonashower I hosted. At that point I had hand pieced, appliqued and basted it in only 2 weeks, without even trying. I must have been on vitamins that week.

Note to self: Find out what those vitamins were and take them again.

Sunny Day Baby Quilt

I machine quilted this quilt fairly heavily in straight lines across the hexagons, and down the vertical angles. Then I echoed the shape of the main section with more straight lines.

 It has cotton batting, and I love that effect you get from cotton batting after you wash it and it shrinks and goes all crinkly and cozy. So I quilted it more than I usually do, then threw it in the washing machine and then the dryer.

Sunny Day Baby Quilt

I used Aurifil thread for the first time ever, in two different colours - yellow for the outer border, and grey for the hexagons. I also used it in the bobbin, just in one colour (the grey) as the backing was baby blue. I love this thread so much. It didn't break, fuss, loop or make a mockery of my quilting. I will use this again for certain.

I still have two more baby quilts I want to make - one for Mr Buttontree Lane's workmate who's baby is almost a year old (!! Admittedly I wasn't well when I promised this quilt, but I'm not too sure what my excuse was in the meantime!) and one for my cousin's baby (also about to turn one) but I hadn't promised anything there, so ...

Just as well I love to quilt!

8 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous! She's a lucky little girl!

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  2. Yeah, well, the way I figure things, baby quilts like that are gonna be getting a lifetime of use, one way or another, so what's a year (or in my case, two) between friends?

    ('Tis a veritable sunny beauty).

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  3. Absolutely stunning... I want one...sigh

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  4. I love it. Sunny shiny yellow, hexy-goodness... crinkly cuteness... so so so so so so so so GOOD!!! LOVE!

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  5. Such a lovely sunny warm cosy quilt.

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  6. Hi there,

    It's a beautiful quilt, I'm making my first baby quilt english paper pieced, is it difficult to applicay on to the border? I have never done any applique before....

    Lisa :-)

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  7. I love this quilt - it came up so well and the quilting is just so simple and yet so effective. Great job!

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  8. This is so cute! I love the bright yellow background!

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