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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Baby Quilt


We have just had a new baby  join our extended family, Levi James has been born to our daughter in laws sister and her husband. Both their sets of parents are good friends of ours too so there is a new grandchild is in the midst! 
Look here to see a post about the families

I waited to find out the sex then went through my stash. I had fabric left over from Gilby's quilt and other fabric that goes well together. I used lilac Toile de Jouy for the backing and 100% cotton batting.
I have just recently used the 505 basting spray on a quilt I am making for myself which worked really well but decided not to use it on a baby quilt as I am not sure if it gives off any fumes or not.
I have just booked on a course to learn to use a walking foot in quilting, It sort of went against the grain as I love to hand quilt, but sometimes its just good to get the job done. However, with this little quilt I will get the needle and quilting thread out and enjoy myself putting it all together






4 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

I think the 505 is meant to wash away completely with the first wash; and as I love have a wash'n'tumble dry finish I haven't worried about it; but I might think about it more if I am making a 'real baby' quilt in the future x

Yvonne said...

Congrats. I think it's lovely that you consider your daughter in law's sister your family.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Your skill in coordinating fabric selections is most impressive! I know, without a doubt your friends will be so blessed to receive a gift of a quilt. Congratulations to the fortunate couple!

Needled Mom said...

What a treasured gift that will be!