Monday, June 29, 2009

Lickity Split Baby Quilt

Right before I left on vacation, we got in the Cozy Cotton flannel line. I absolutely fell in love with the baby colors and I knew I had to make a quilt for a friend who recently had a baby.

I decided to use the Fast & Furious Quilt as You Go book from GE Designs as the pattern. I appliquéd the babies name on the center of the quilt using the pattern for letters in Atkinson Designs new Fonts book. I cut it out in about 1/2 hour and it took about 4 hours total to appliqué and make the quilt. I went to put the binding on and had bought this great stripe. I cut it all on the bias last night and went to put it on tonight and realized I was short. Not only was I short, but I had cut it all straight when I was doing the tube method of bias binding. Apparently I turned my triangles wrong. So luckily I had the other part of my 1/2 yard cut and I cut it on the bias and got the stripes going around. It took me less than an hour to re-cut the binding and attach it. Now I only have to hand sew it down. When it’s done I’ll have to take a picture, but I want my friend to see it in person first. Here's the binding that I worked so hard on and made wrong, so it's unusable.


BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Love those fabrics! So? I'm not the only one who cuts stuff up and then has to smack myself in the head? Have a great Tuesday, Moneik!

Jen said...

I just LOVE that fabric. Come on..I wanna see the applique!