Sewing Projects - Chevron Baby Quilt
Since the recipient of this particular project has received this one by now I guess I can finally share!
For my family and close friends I try and make a baby quilt for their gift. I normally make them completely on the machine, but for this one I thought I would try to do a good bit of hand sewing. I did machine piece the top on my Singer 99 but the quilting and binding was done by hand.
|Please don't mind my gross pressing towel. I promise it's clean just old!|
|Pressing towel in action.|
I used a great tutorial from HERE, and it is a wonderful tutorial with sizes and everything! Love. I normally come up with my own patterns, but for this one I decided to just use the internet and let it help me out.
|All three layers basted together and getting my hand stitching on.|
|Who minds handwork when you have this view!|
My goal was to have this put together and basted so I could work on it while we were on vacation in September. (And yes I basted this together the morning before we left.) I knew I would have some down time while Allie was napping during the day and I'm just not one to sit around and do nothing. I had a great time sitting on the balcony, frozen drink and scissors by my side. I don't quite know if my grandmothers would have approved but it seemed like the perfect thing to do on vacation to me.
|Gotta love those polka dots.|
|Can you see my stitches?|
I chose to do a self binding on this quilt, which is where you cut the backing bigger than the top and batting and just fold it over and stitch. I almost did this on the machine and then thought, I have done so much hand work on this one it would be a shame to wuss out and machine stitch it. So I buckled down and spent the better part of a Saturday blind hem stitching the binding down. I was super proud of this binding as I think it's the nicest one I've done yet.
So after many, many hours this is what I shipped off to a very lovely little boy.....
It was so pretty I just wanted to keep it for myself! I definitely need to do a big one of these in the future for our bed. We need another quilt to layer on for the winter months and I love this pattern. It makes a great impact and the way it's pieced together makes it go pretty quickly and it's not too fiddly. I'm not a real quilter, I'm much better at clothes, but this is one I'm definitely proud of.
|That mitered corner is a sexy, sexy beast. Rawah!|
|Look at that beautiful corner and hand stitching. Momma like!|
Hope you're having a great Tuesday lovelies!