Sunday, March 27, 2022

Finished Baby Quilt Using Gentle Curves Technique

Gentle wave quilting and threads used
Friday afternoon, I delivered the finished baby quilt that I posted about on Wednesday. It took me about six hours to quilt it. I first stitched in the ditch and then I used the walking foot to quilt a gentle wave design on the fabrics. 

I stitched with a 40 weight gray polyester thread made by Glide and a 40 weight light yellow polyester thread made by Floriani in the needle. I used matching 50wt cotton thread made by Superior in the bobbin.

It was fun to watch the quilting design develop. My quilt sandwich contained the pieced flannel top,  80/20 cotton/polyester batting and a flannel backing. The binding is also flannel.

This quilt is soft and cuddly. The back could become a track to race cars in the child's land of make believe. That gray back won't show the dirt as much as a light color would have so this quilt can also be a cape, a tent or whatever the child needs on that particular day!

Finished back
At 39 inches wide and 42 inches high, it is a great size for a baby quilt. My neighbor loved it. The way that I had wrapped the quilt, she first saw the label. She thought the label was "really special." I showed her where she could add her baby's arrival date and name. She thought those additions knocked the present out of the park!

Then she unfolded the quilt and looking at the back exclaimed how much she liked the simplicity of it. I told her that I had intended that side of the quilt to be the back. If she loved that side, however, she could make it the front. After all it was her quilt and she could do with it what she wanted!

When she turned the quilt over, her eyes grew wide and she exclaimed, "CURVES! How absolutely perfect and wonderful! I love the colors! My nursery is that aqua color."

Finished front
This quilt is in a good home! I estimate I spent about 14 hours to piece it, 12 hours to quilt it and an hour and a half to finish it. (Machine stitching the binding and hand sewing the label and corners.

There was a small amount of scraps left from the project. I can again close zip the plastic container that holds my leftover scraps from Martha again. Hooray! I figure that there at least three more baby quilts to be made in that bag.

I used about two and half yards of stash in this project which brings my total yards of stash used this year to 36 and three quarter yards. This is finished project number 12 for the year!


Ivani said...

You made a beautiful quilt Terry. I'm not surprised to hear that the recipient loved it.
Well done with the curves and quilting. Love also the label.

Diane-crewe said...

It makes the heart sing when you KNOW the fruits of your efforts will be used and loved x Well done x