Well, something happens when you hit a certain age--you're suddenly surrounded by babies! So far, babies have been the most compelling reason for me to quilt. I can put down everything else to crank out a baby quilt.
If you know me personally, then you already know that my husband and I led a young adult bible study for quite a few years. Now, (not counting BabySchep) the first baby from that group is coming soon:
Well, of course Baby Anthony is getting a quilt! I was short on time, so I needed something relatively easy. I remembered how much fun I had making the Big Top quilt for a friend almost two years ago, so I pulled out my 10 degree wedge ruler again.
I constructed this quilt top in the same manner as the Big Top quilt, but with navy and off-white, as Baby Anthony has a nautical theme going on in his nursery:
|It's making me dizzy!|
Like before, I appliqued a circle over the gap in the center. This time, I embellished the circle with an anchor made of felt.
|Almost done basting!|
I machine quilted the sandwich on my 9960 using a walking foot and Aurifil 50wt thread. That, plus a brand new needle made for smooth sailing.
I attached navy bias binding, and started on the label. I tried out Sulky's Sticky FabriSolvy for the first time, and it was a hit! I typed up the label on my computer, and printed it directly on the sheet on my laser printer. It simply peels and sticks, and you're ready to sew!
When I was done, I simply submerged the label in water, and the stabilizer disappeared! Amazing. I will be using this stuff a lot.
Well, here's the finished product:
|Love that Happy Home print!|
|Label turned out pretty nicely!|
|BabySchep, at 5 months old, modeling the quilt for the camera.|
|I think this photo belongs in a catalog!|
So what do y'all think? I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. Love the fabric? You can pick up the Happy Home collection in my shop. (My husband and I own the company!) Want to recreate this quilt? Get what you need here.
Until next time, God Bless!