Morgan & Reed's Baby Quilt
Started: Dec. 10, 2012
Completed: Jan. 8, 2013
Size: 44 1/2" x 47 3/4"
Another baby on the way and another excuse to make a quilt. I purchased the fabrics for the front at the Stitchin' Post in Sisters, Oregon in the fall. While Morgan was here for Thanksgiving I showed her the fabrics to see if she was okay with the colors before I got going with the quilt. She loved them, so I was all set. Once I had the front pieced I located a great backing flannel at Cool Cottons in Portland.
The quilt was patterned after a quilt I saw from "Film in the Fridge" (Blocks & Stripes).
For the quilting I did a meandering path with 30 images inserted here and there.
|frog, turtle and a bit of one of the nine flowers|
|pig and spider - When I was quilting I ended up with a small area next to the pig. |
I went in later and added the spider. I guess I should have labeled this as Wilbur and Charlotte
I made a label for the back - thanks to some google research and HP instructions. I used fabric ironed to freezer paper, ran it through my inkjet printer, heat set it with an iron and voila! It worked great. Not only was it cheaper, but I could choose the exact fabric I wanted to use.
|The label, the flannel backing (can't believe I found such a great match) |
and the Marcia Derse fabric for the binding.
This was so fun to make and went together very quickly. I love how this pattern shows off all of the fun fabrics.