Sunday, 30 June 2013

A Welcome Finish…Baby Quilt

Yesterday I finished the baby quilt that I was making. Despite the sewing machine misbehaving during the quilting of this quilt, it has been a quick and fun project to do.
I decided that as the quilt colours are so subtle that I would use a brighter orange irregular striped fabric for the border.
A reel of lovely binding
 Below is a photo showing how the binding picks up the orange on the wee mice. I like this fabric as the stripes aren't regular, but are a mixture of wider and smaller irregular lines.
Binding ready to go
 Please note that I used Susan's idea of storing the binding on a finished cotton reel. I quilted a 1/4" either side of the seams and I like the effect that this gives.
A finish!
I am really pleased with how this quilt turned out. It is not your usual blue boy baby quilt and that pleases me. I will now have to wait to see if E's parents also like it.
Baby quilt for E
Size - 45" x 54"
Fabric - Heather Ross  Nursery Versery, Kona natural and a grey plain. 
Binding -  an orange strip

I thought that I would also show you what I saw out of my bedroom window at 9.30pm last night. I have seen the geese around but didn't realise how many goslings there were. This was taken with a long lens.

Di x


  1. This is such a cute quilt Di! I think orange is an underrated colour and definitely sets off this baby boy quilt to a tee. Well done for another finish!

  2. I love that orange fabric you chose for the binding, and you are right it really picks up the little mice and finishes your gift off so nicely! Great choice!

    Jealous of your view - in our dream home we would have ducks in a pond at the bottom of a large garden. That's a lot of goslings!

  3. Oh orange is totally the perfect colour for that quilt!
    Cute goslings :)

  4. Orange binding-perfect!

    Speaking of orange, doesn't it go well with goose? Oh no, that's duck....

  5. LOVE that orange binding! A sweet baby boy quilt! Jxo

  6. The orange binding is the perfect finishing touch for this baby quilt. Lucky baby. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Very pretty finish! Love that orange fabric just like everyone else. And glad you are a happy user of empty aurifil bobbins too.

  8. The orange finishes the quilt off perfectly

  9. The orange binding is the perfect finish to a marvellous quilt - I'm sure E and his family are going to love it! The goslings are so sweet!

  10. Great idea with the orange binding! It really brings the whole thing together!

  11. It's gorgeous, Di, love the binding! :o). x