Baby quilt, check
January 1, 2011 § 2 Comments
Finding bedding for boys is hard. I had not intended to make his bedding, but after looking around, I just wasn’t really excited about anything that I found. I’m not hating on the whole brown and baby blue craze out there, but if that’s not your thing, well, good luck.
But, what I did love were these fabrics from my favorite City Craft. I’m horrible and can’t remember all the amazing designers who made these, but I found the quilt pattern in a fantastic walkthrough over at Moda Bake Shop.
Lessons learned: I think I finally got this corner thing down! I found this really easy tutorial on You Tube from Eleanor Burns of Quilt in a Day–hallelujah! The corners turned out nice and crisp. Thank you, Ms. Burns! Also, I think that I might be sending back the Christmas gift that I was super excited about. The husband gave me a Simplicity Bias Tape Maker, which received tons of great reviews. My review: wah-wah-wah. I had to unjam the thing at least eight times, the binding wasn’t consistently even, and I can’t repeat the words that were muttered when I tried to thread the material into the tip. Note to self, any machine that tells you to get out a pair of tweezers as part of the directions is probably not for me. Lesson number three is it’s okay to go off book. While I loved the front of this quilt, I wasn’t super excited about the back, so instead I pieced together some fun blocks of all different patterns for the back, sticking with squares and rectangles, and I’m really happy with how it turned out. And, I wanted to add a little more visual interest, so I quilted each section of the front a little differently. Much more adventurous than normal, and I think it paid off.