Yahoo…I am still on a roll finishing quilts. I am loving all the sewing I am squeezing into my life. It makes me happy. Speaking of happiness, today’s quilt finish really makes me happy.
Here it is…It’s Georgia’s doll quilt. Kelli had asked me to make a doll quilt for her birthday. Here it is…all finished!!
Here is the back. It’s a cute little fairy print fabric leftover. The purple was perfect. The heart was made from fabric from a gingham apron with chicken scratch stitching on it. So cute!
The quilt is supposed to mimic Georgia’s own baby quilt. Here is a picture of
the one I made for her. Read about it HERE.
The main thing I wanted to focus on in making the baby version was to include the alphabet around the edge.
I did a “Sew with Jo” video that showed me working on the quilt.
I made the whole top in one day. It was so fun. The fabrics are all recycled fabrics except for the purple solid.
I often add a block in the corner rather than letters. With this quilt to keep it small, I did put letters in two of the corners.
I will be making two baby quilts in the bigger size soon as that is the style of quilt our daughter, Kelli, requested for the twins she is expecting.
I took the time and filmed a much-requested machine binding video.
This is how it looks once I am done. I know you are all curious.
I’ve been machine-binding for a long time now. I didn’t always sew the binding on the top of the quilt and flip it over so I sew blindly. That part I’ve been doing for probably eight years. When I started I cut my binding strips at 2 1/2″. Now I cut them at 2 to 2 1/4 depending on the quilt.
I know that machine binding isn’t for everyone. I love it as I prefer my couch stitching time to do cross-stitch vs hand binding. For many, hand binding is their favorite thing about quilting. I made the video to give you options.
I apologized a dozen or more times about bumping the camera while trying to film the video. It is really hard to keep a camera between myself the needle of the machine and wrangle the quilt at the same time. I’m so glad I filmed the video when binding this small quilt.
You can see I did a simple loop motif on this quilt. I figured it would get washed a lot and wanted something pretty dense. The quilt is so loud on its own that white thread that would blend seemed appropriate.
I’m so happy to have this one finished…I got it done with time to spare. Georgie’s birthday is in 3 weeks!!