|Super simple baby quilt three - bold and quick|
The blocks are 10" unfinished, so it is suitable for a layer cake, and super easy to put together - which is the point of super simple baby quilts! The sashed blocks are made with a 5" centre square and 3" sashing. I know there is a tutorial out there in blogland for the block, but I can't find it. Let me know if you can, and I'll link it up. The most time consuming part was trying to place the fabric so that it looked artfully scrappy. I used a fat quarter bundle of "Fox and the Houndstooth", with some Spotlight specials to add extra fabrics.
I started quilting it with stitch in the ditch down the blocks, to hold it in place while I decided exactly how to finish it. Because I was rushing, I did an absolutely rubbish job basting, with the result that it developed what I described as a mother-pucker on the back. It was huge and ugly. Because I couldn't be bothered fixing it, the whole thing sat on the back of the chair in the lounge for ages.
All of a sudden I decided to finish it last weekend. I unpicked the worst of the puckering, and then quilted the whole thing in wavy lines about 2" apart - an idea I stole shamelessly from Megan, who finished her own quilt with this technique just recently.
|Attempt at a quilting shot, with the wee man doing what wee men do - racing around, getting into everything.|
It was bound today, in orange Riley Blake small spots. Awesome all purpose fabric. And now it's done. Why oh why didn't I just finish it before??? Although I have to say, the wee man trying to help me quilt today wasn't that awesome. He alternates between trying to thump on the foot pedal (fingers near the needle beware) and attempting to rip out the power cord. The knee lift for the presser foot has long since been removed because that is an irresistible temptation for little fingers. We are safety conscious here, I tell you. It would have been much easier if he just napped.
|That is a handsome wee foxy, looking smart.|
The back is a DS 2011 check.
|Over exposed backing shot, with puckers et al.|