Baby Quilt For Joseph
So it’s been a very long time since I’ve done any blogging (I started my own webdesign business in February, so it’s been pretty hectic).
Although I’ve not had much time to blog, I have still found time to do quite a lot of quilting. It seems to be baby season amongst our friends and family, and this is the first baby quilt I’ll be posting of many! Luckily, after making my first baby quilt for Reuben after visiting the ‘Celebrations’ exhibition at the quilt museum, I think baby quilts are my favourite to make. Firstly, because their size means they’re reasonably quick to make (in quilting terms), and secondly, I think it’s a really nice way of commemorating such a special occasion.
So here it is, a quilt for Joseph, born on Father’s Day at 5.33am and weighing 7lb 2oz.
I was keen to use up some of my large spare fabric – mainly the leftover Riley Blake Fox Trails fabric I used for my sofa arm pincushion. I also had a large amount of Snoopy fabric which I used for the back.
I decided to go with a very simple design of randomly placed squares, but do lots of different machine quilting designs on the top, from lines and circles, to flowers and contour quilting. Even my husband, Pete, quilted two of the squares after seeing how fun it was. I got a lot of inspiration from ‘The Complete Machine Quilting Manual’ which I bought from Poppy’s Patchwork in Bristol on a trip to visit my brother, and sister-in-law.