Over the last couple days, I have been busy working on quilt for my newest great nephew, baby Micah. He was born just over a week ago. During the last year, I have decided to make all the new babies in my life baby quilts….It’s been a taxing year for me….I have four done and three left to go!
Micah’s quilt was more of a challenge to me. His mom likes more of a modern decor when she decorates, so I was looking for more of a modern looking pattern….no luck! So I created my own. I found an all over printed vehicle fabric and fussy cut the vehiciles out. Then I purchased matching solid print fabric and cut it in random widths. Then I just started sewing. My floor was covered in fabric strips and I had the WORST time keeping Gracie from rolling in it all. I would sew a piece of fabric onto the vehicle fabric, lay it out on the floor and decide what to sew onto it next. It was a slow process and I got LOTS of exercise going from the floor to the cutting table, to the sewing machine, back to the floor then to iron for each piece I sewed on. But I love it!
My next task was quilting it. I again wanted a more modern look so I quilted it in squares. I have never done this before and it was great fun. On this small quilt I used five and half bobbins of thread!
I am especially happy with how I wrote his name into the quilting! I was really nervous with this whole project because I am not a modern decor girl and was completely out of my element…but I love it! I hope Micah loves his quilt too.