I took a little hiatus from quilting this winter because I was dealing with really bad morning sickness. I pretty much got up with the kids, somehow got through the day and went to bed when my husband got home. The thought of quilting made me sick. But I have good news! I’m all over that now!
I had a yard of fabric with small floral and foliage print and did not know what to do with it until I found two others to match it perfectly.
So I made this baby quilt, a rail fence pinwheel. I stippled over the quilt with a meandering pattern using green cotton thread:
I loved this pattern a lot, but wanted to try it with a different color scheme. Since I was pregnant, I thought I would make one for the new baby.
This is the first time I had made a scrappy binding, and I think I like the effect. I used several fat quarters for this, as well as a series of coordinating fabrics. The quilting was done in a larger meandering pattern than I normally do, and this time I did quilt it with red thread! I’m so crazy!
With these same fabrics, I also made a simple nine square quilt, again quilted with red cotton thread. After taking this picture, I decided to take apart the binding, make it narrower, and sew it back on. I like the white binding, and I think it goes well with this quilt, but as seen in this picture, it was just too thick and the corners weren’t right.
I love the fabric that I bought for the back. I’m not big into buying all coordinating fabrics, but this one screamed “BUY ME!” so I did. This quilt went to a neighbor who had her baby two weeks after mine.