Sunday, October 21, 2012

Baby Quilt #2 For This Fall

Now, really, you would think I would know better than to let this happen, but apparently not.

I was finishing this up right before the baby shower this morning and in the craziness I somehow let it leave my possession without getting more than one not-very-straight-or-well-lit picture of it.  Pretty inexcusable for a blogger, right?  Hopefully I can get some better ones once baby gets here.

Quilt for baby boy

It actually is fairly straight in real life, and more crinkly since this was before I washed it.  But at least it's something to give you an idea of what I made.

I decided to machine sew the binding for the first time in my life and it was an enormously frustrating process, I didn't like how it looked, and the edges got distorted in some places due to my occasional total mangling of it.  Sigh.  However, that being said, I could actually conceive that with practice (maybe a lot of practice) I could achieve a machine sewn binding that would be acceptable to me.

I also used a medium loft batt so it is a little puffier than what I normally make, but I think that works well for baby.  The last time I was at JoAnn's batting was 40% off and I bought a bunch of different batts that I've never tried before in the interest of experimentation.  This is the first experiment.  I also only quilted in the ditch, which adds to the puffiness.  It will be nice and soft landing pad for tummy time and other adventures.

Approximately 36x48"


Gene Black said...

Machine binding is just like anything else, it gets easier with practice.

Debra Spincic said...

Well, you go girl! 2 quilts in one season? *wink*

Love this quilt, Libby! So free and spirited!

Continue to do your bindings by machine. They are so much more durable and it gets projects done faster so you can start new ones sooner!!
I stitch mine to the back and topstitch to the front. I think it looks neater & is easier than trying to stitch in the ditch on the front and hopefully catching the back binding's edge.

jovaliquilts said...

It's a great quilt! Bigger, it would be good for a non-baby, too. :)
I know what you mean about machine binding. I've tried a couple times. The first time was a disaster, the second time was much better but nothing to write home about. As you say, maybe with lots of practice. The problem is that when I finish a quilt, I want it to look good and do not want to use it for practice.

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