I was asked to make a baby quilt for a little girl soon to make her way into this world. I drove home with my fingers crossed to see if I had enough of my favorite fabrics still on the shelf, and this time I was in luck. These prints are whimsical, floral, and graphic all at the same time. I added a soft pink polka dot to keep it a little sweeter since this is for a new baby.
A Trip Around the World in pink, green, red and grey was an easy choice, but I wanted something tactile for backing. This brushed cotton was sitting in my backing stack, and there was exactly enough yardage. (Most of you know how seldom that actually happens.) I moved happily onward toward my longarm.
I quilted with Bright White Omni thread, but will admit it was terribly difficult to follow where I had quilted as the thread blended so completely. I'd compare it to sweeping a room in the dark.
I tried several different stash fabrics for binding, but this red is a particular shade. At long last I settled on the graphic print in the collection in red. I think I can achieve a bit of a striped effect by cutting the binding WOF. It will be fun to see this one done. Coming up next!
Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.