Monday, November 13, 2017

Hour Glass Baby Quilt

When I broke my right arm last December, I had to put quilting on hold because I was not able to use a rotary cutter.  Fortunately, my arm is fully healed - just in time for our neighbourhood rink to reopen!

I have started quilting again and finished this hour glass quilt for a baby shower.  The owl fabric is organic flannel is from the "Forest Friends" collection by Michelle Engel Bencsko for Cloud 9 Fabrics and the white is from Kona.    The quilt is what I suppose you call "stroller size" and measures approximately 38 inches square (64 five inch blocks).   To make the blocks I used this video by the Missouri Star Quilt Company (I love her videos!)

One layer of batting and fleece backed in aqua. I quilted it myself on the diagonal and bound the entire quilt with high quality white flannel. I considered self-binding the quilt with the fleece backing (like this example) , but I ultimate preferred the look of the white binding.

It felt good to finish this project and to keep the momentum going I have already started another baby quilt. 

Happy crafting!