Monday 5 November 2018

Another Baby Quilt Finished

Found the most gorgeous fabric for a baby quilt - 'Jungle Fever' by Rebecca Jones for Clothworks.
Had to have it and as luck had it knew exactly who this should be gifted to.

Kept the quilt simple, using the panel in the series and surrounded it with 'dancing squares' in the outer border. Had seen this technique in the lecture with Ricky Tims that I attended during the Australian Machine Quilting Festival and thought that this just hit the mark. Easy to do and adding that playful element. Had just enough green fabric to finish off the border and then ended up buying some very cute backing fabric from the same fabric line.

Could not resist, it just fitted so nicely...more animals, some palms...

Went a bit organic with the quilting as I did not feel like a calm meander or a simple loopy design. Felt like something a bit more involved and different. Baptist Fans would have looked nice, but after having done them for months on my last quilt really needed something new. Decided on a mix of swirls and paisley.
The whole thing came out very textured and very whimsical. Took me a moment to get used to this, but I ended up liking it. I am still amazed at how much more quickly I can finish off an overall design on the Sweet 16. Did the entire quilt which measures about 36x50in in a couple of hours spread over two days. The machine performed beautifully and I was able to practice a bit more speed and get the hang of how to improvise stitching out this design in a somewhat consistent manner.

Very happy with the result.


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