Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Baby Quilt for Brayden

Recently a group of blogging friends and I finished up a group baby quilt for Natalia's baby boy. She was given the quilt last week, which means it's time to blog about the group project now!

So, in order, here's how we completed this group quilt, with participants on both U.S. coasts, as well as in Utah. :)

We used a design by Amy E (Amy's Creative Side), who adapted a pattern from her book, Modern Basics, to make it baby quilt size.

Candy, of Candied Fabrics, dyed the beautiful fabric for the quilt.

Amy E and Amylouwho completed the quilt top.

Rita from Mochi Studios beautifully hand appliqued the baby's name.

And when it got to me it was time for quilting.

First off I had to press the quilt back and top. Isn't this fabric amazing?
This is the back of the quilt. I love it.

And here's the front:
I love how the colors pop against the blue background. 

I decided to quilt a squared-off pattern that would be called "loopy" if it was done without the square corners. It was a new quilting design to me and it went pretty well, but it can be a challenge to quilt square corners when you're used to quilting curves. 
 (quilting action shot)

In the colored rectangles, I quilted outlines and X's, using my walking foot.
This photo, and the rest of the photos were taken after the quilt was washed and had shrunk up a bit. I like how the square loops turned out but next time I do them I will try out a larger scale. 

Also, I hand quilted around the letters using 2 strands of embroidery floss.

After the quilting was done, I bound the quilt using 4 of the fabrics from the colored rectangles (there wasn't enough turquoise, but it turned out fine without it.) Here's the finished project!

And the back:
It was fun to plan out this group project and to have it turn out so well! You can see the adorable baby with his quilt here!


Candied Fabrics said...

I love the quilting design you chose! And the multicolor binding is great! Especially with the colors going round the corners like that - much more movement than if you'd done each side one color!

Sally in WA said...

That turned out nice!

Cheri the Quilting Nanny said...

That is perfect for a boy! I tend to have trouble creating for a boy since all I have are girls! But I did a similar one..iwth the appliqued name..for a girl...that is a really great/cool technique to do..adding the name like that. Wish I'd known about it back when my GD's were babies!