Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday's Doings

     I had a slow start to the day but once I got moving straightening up the house and got that out of the way,  I was able to focus on finishing a quilt I'd been working on.

     I started a baby quilt before Christmas for a girl in work who'd just found out she was pregnant.  
She didn't want to know what she was having so that makes it just a little harder to pick a fabric and pattern.  I went thru my kiddie fabric drawer and found I had a nice selection of fabrics that I could use to make a full HST/Kona Snow top, so I started the procedure and it really did come together quite quickly.  

     I used 3-1/2 inch half square triangles, and the backing in a flannel that I found in my "backings bin" and cost me $10.00 for 2 yards.   The flannel is called "Mighty Jungle" by Shelly Comisky for Henry Glass and I bound it with a green pin dot on white called "Kaleidescope" by Northcott.  
The quilt finished up to 41-1/2 X 48 and since I had to keep it gender neutral, the back was a challenge but I think I picked something "perfect" and I just know that when I give it to the baby mama that she'll love it.
     I did a straight-line quilting across the entire top which really looks pretty neat if I say so myself!
Can you see the yellow flannel backing with the hippos, elephants, tigers and palm trees?  So cute!!!
Now, I don't normally wash a baby quilt before I give it to the mother of the baby but I'm thinking I will this time since I've had a little visitor sniffing at it way too much this time :)  

I didn't want to use a solid white for the binding but again, going thru the stash I found a nice green on white pin dot that's perfect!!!   Now to get the binding tacked down!




Terry said...

I love that baby quilt! It's so bright and colorful! :0)

Cardygirl said...

She will love the quilt! Gorgeous.

moosecraft said...

That's a great quilt! Love the animals on the backing too... and, of course, love polka dot binding! I'm glad you were able to enjoy some stitches over the weekend!