A friend recently asked me to make a baby quilt for a friend of hers.
The theme was rainbows. Well, I have experience making rainbow quilts. That's about all I've done the past few years.
|Rainbow Quilt for Goose 2011|
|Rainbow Quilt 2011|
|Quilt for E, 2012|
|Quilt for Big Girl Goose 2014|
|Big Brother Quilt 2011|
|Final Quilt. I revised the pattern, turning it into a perfect square, rather than the original rectangle. I also removed the sashes and changed the color pattern.|
|Pieced backing, I like pieced backings. They feel like two quilts in one. Plus, for a baby quilt,|
well, they WILL get puked on. So more pattern to hide stains is a must.
|Brain storming in my sketch book.|
|Final colors and pattern. Note, it changed from here to square.|
|Cutting and piecing|
|Four blocks pieced. There was so much bias edging|
that I used knit stay tape. That way much less stretching
|Fun stuff you guys. Wish I had this in|
|I thought a pieced heart would be cute.|
But I'm glad I didn't do it.
|So close you guys|
|Just a little appliqué|
|Piecing the back. I didn't have enough fabric in a pattern|
for the backing, so a pieced backing was the way to go.
Plus, this is a baby quilt, and babies puke. Several patterns
can disguise stains.
|Stretching the quilt before safety-pin basting|
|One thing I forgot, this quilt was mostly sewn|
on bias. So it stretched a lot.
|When started to quilt, well, it would pucker a lot.|
|I re-sewed my appliqué about four times.|
|Because of the puckering that happened with my|
sewing, (I used a high loft batting to make it super squishy)
I had to do some re-sewing to remove a lot of loft
from the heart circle. Which led to some weird stretching.
This was a fun project. I'm thinking I might make a PDF pattern available on my Etsy. So if someone wanted to make a rainbow quilt, they could.
Till next project.