This little blanket was being sent off to a lovely little lady who just came into the world. I’m hoping it will keep her warm and cozy — at least until her real quilt gets to her.
I had scheduled some rental time on the longarm to stitch up a quilt for Miss Lily. Unfortunately due to work/travel/life/etc I didn’t actually finish the top I had planned despite having ordered an insane amount of fabric for it.
So I decided to just do some whole cloth quilting. I picked out what looked like a fun fabric. Since her real quilt is mostly pastel pink, I thought hot pink would be fun.
I decided to do minky on the back because it’s so cozy — perfect for a baby blanket — but also to try it out. Well, I love it! It shows off the stitching so well. It looks so neat!
I used a purple thread on both the top and bobbin. It matched the quilt top nicely and I wanted to be able to see the stitches. I thought it would contrast with the back although you can’t actually see it on the back because of the plush of the minky. No matter. You can see the designs and that’s what counts!
For the binding, I picked up some coordinating fabric (I think they’re from the same line) while I was at the store. Both fabrics have little spots of metallic gold. I love that extra sparkle. I bound it by sewing to the back first, wrapping to the front, and then top stitching on the front. Another new technique for me.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to send it off to Lily, honestly, because I was worried about trying so many new things with this quilt. I’m not going to send someone something that I’m not proud to say I made. But after finishing it up and washing it, I loved the way it turned out. So off it went and from I hear, she and her mama quite like it 🙂