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Baby quilt

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Baby quilt

Remember my son complaining about the quilt I was making for my niece? Well here it is:

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It’s finished, washed and has crinkled up just as I like it.

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Made with charm squares, quilted in straight lines and FMQ with star, heart, swirls and swirly designs. And here’s her name emboidered on the front:

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Quilting and piecing with Aurifil thread, embroidered with Perle cotton. Hope she likes it!

Surprise Porthole Baby Quilt

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I needed to make a baby quilt for a good friend of mine. I had blocks left over from a previous jelly roll project, I played around with them and made this.

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I wanted her son’s name on the quilt, but felt the front was busy enough as it was, and adding it to the back was probably a better idea. I also had lovely bug fabric that I bought to make something for a boy. This coupled with seeing all the lovely portholes made at this year’s Fat Quarterly Retreat got me thinking. Why not have a surprise porthole on the back, and sew his name around it? The bug jar could be fussy cut to show through. (I took Lu Summers‘ porthole class in last year’s Fat Quarterly Retreat)

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I’m really happy with how it turned out. I quilted most of the quilt in straight lines, but added FMQ to the center panels, and echoed the porthole too.

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The satisfaction of finishing!

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And my first Vogue 1179 is done. I say first, because I’ve already started another! It’s lovely. Looks great on, and I plan to wear it with a cardigan, tights and boots. I may also wear a long sleeve plain grey top underneath. I neef to get a photo of it on, it looks so much better than on the hanger.

This was really difficult jersey to sew. Very slippery and quite thin. It has a beautiful drape though. It took me longer to cut out the fabric than it did to sew together! Great pattern. I would love a plain version oc this with sleeves.


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And I’ve also finished this baby quilt. I love the way the polka border picks up the black and white pattern in the patchwork. I put fleece on the back rather than use wadding and backing.