Tuesday, July 6, 2010
here's the cute quilt i made for baby #4 (sawyer? silas?)
the backing fabric - now i wish i would have chosen the sweet little owls - but i do like all the patterns in the snail shells. the prints are love u by deb strain for moda, the white is kona cotton, and the blue = ??.
look at the bump! :) i did the sashing in some bright blue chambray from the stash, just to make the quilt a little bigger. i really like my wonky stitches along the edges, but how do you get around the little glitch in the bottom left, where i backstitched at the beginning and end? see, right there by my thumb? i like the contrasting stitching, but i don't like that.
i still need to trim the edges and put on a binding. i debated just using the backing material and folding it over to make the binding. i don't know if that's a good idea or not - but it would be easier, and there's plenty of fabric to do it. is that acceptable on a quilt? any reasons why you wouldn't want to? the binding i was going to use is a blue and white ticking.
one last photo to share - this is a top i started a few years ago and finished up recently. it was one of those forgotten projects, that just needed hemmed. well, it also needs that gather/pucker fixed there by my boob, but i'm too lazy to fix that right now. it's super lightweight and perfect for the hot weather. it has two side slits, which i'm not crazy about, but they accommodate my belly nicely so for now they stay.
only 50 days to go! better get the binding done!