Monday, February 18, 2013

Hand Quilted Baby Quilt

A friend is having a baby in a couple of weeks, so it's time to get crafting. Since this is baby #2 and the family already has most of everything they need, I wanted to create something more treasure-able
than strictly useful.

Everything prior to quilting my quilt, was done with the sewing machine. I would love to craft an entire quilt by hand... someday... in the far off future when I no longer need to eat, sleep, clean, or raise a child. I sit at my computer desk in awe of such beautiful things, but I have been blessed with a sewing machine. Thank you God for my sewing machine :)

1. I used this method from Smile and Wave to piece the quilt top together
2. I used safety pins to baste the quilt. That is, to hold my quilt top, batting layer, and quilt bottom in place.
3. Let the quilting begin! After seeing this on Pinterest I knew I had to try the adorably sweet look of hand quilting. The sign of a good quilter would be even, perfect looking stitches, but the thing I love most about hand-quilting is the imperfections. I followed my stitch-in-the-ditch lines, then went on diagonals across the quilt.
4. I used this method from Prudent Baby for binding.

When all was said and done, I slung the quilt over a chair to use as a backdrop for 6 month old baby pictures:


1 comment:

  1. This quilt is so cute and Fisher looks adorable in the pictures! Maybe I'll utilize some of the links to methods you posted to make a quilt for my little man while I'm on bed rest. Having never done any kind of swing project before though I'm not sure I'll finish by the time he is set to arrive in May...