Last … July? I started a quilt for my neighbors, who were having a baby in late August. I chose Baby K’s Quilt, by Audrey of HotPinkQuilts, which she featured during the her spot on the Lets Get Aquainted blog hop organized by Beth of Plum and June. I had high hopes of finishing it and giving it to them as a baby shower present. Then the semester began, and all my best intentions, well, we know what happens to good intentions.
Well, I finished it just before Christmas. Finally! This is what it looks like:
I used scraps for nearly all of the postage stamp squares, though I fussy-cut some 1001 Peeps and the little blue pigs. The green is Kona Clover, the stripe is Hello Pilgrim.
I’m really pleased with how the postage stamp squares turned out:
I free-motion quilted the squares using Elizabeth Hartman’s orange peel pattern. My peels aren’t quite as plump and pretty as hers, but I’m not unhappy with them.
I quilted the borders on each side of the seam, which was, well, not quite as much fun as the orange peels, but I’m happier with how it turned out — though I need to learn how to adjust my stitch length better next time.
I waffled on the backing for a little while, and finally settled on fleece: I talked to friends this summer who had a little one, and their favorite part of the quilt their mother had made was the soft fuzzy backing. As a bonus, it shows the quilting well:
So that’s one of the things I started last summer and finished in December!
Linking up with Thank Goodness It’s FINISHED Friday. Because, really? I’m so glad this one is done.
7 thoughts on “Baby K’s Quilt: Finished!”
Great finish! ..I really like the effect of the little postage stamp pieces.
Gorgeous quilt! I love the postage stamps, but my favorite is the striking green and white (stripe) sashing. Such a neat baby quilt design. Nice work on the orange peels, I’m a little afraid of them. :) Also, I hear you on the stitch length on the quilting, mine is always all over the place too. I assume it will get better with practice–I’m hoping anyway! :)
Nice. Well done.
Nicely done, Alisa! I haven’t tried a postage stamp quilt before, but it looks fun. I’m sure your friends’ baby will love it! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!
Super job! And it’s not easiest FMQing with fleece backing. They’ll sure enjoy it, though.
What a lovely quilt. The quilting looks fantastic on the fleece back! Nice and snuggly too :)