Wednesday, 1 January 2014

2014 Starting with a Finish

Happy New Year,
I am pleased that I made my goal of finishing one more project before the New Year. (While technically I finished this morning, it was 99% done when the clock hit 12 last night and 2014 started). So without further ado,

My Oink-A-Doodle Moo for Baby P Quilt is done. I made it for my best friend's new baby. Her due date is today, so I finished right on time.

The Front

The pieced back

Close Up

Oo... look at all that free motion quilting in the sashing and border. 

I'm loving the texture, hopefully baby will too.

Quilt Stats:
Date: Started Oct 3 and Finished Dec 31, 2013 (or really Jan 1, 2014)
Pattern: Original Design 
Size: 39.5" x 45"
Fabric: Oink-A-Doodle Moo by Moda Fabrics. Sashing is Henry Glass' Story Times Rhyme Yellow Dots. 
Thread: Pieced and quilted with 50wt Aurifil.  
Batting: Quilter's Dream Green Batting. This batting is made of recycled pop bottles which I think is pretty neat. 
Pieced: By me on my Grandma's Elna Sewing machine.  
Quilted: By me on my Grandma's Husqvarna Viking Sewing machine. Quilted using a walking foot, for stitch in the ditch around all the 2"squares and free motion quilted in sashing and borders.
Binding: I had lots of 2.5" squares left over when I got done making the top and backing, so I stitched them all together to make the binding. I love the pieced binding on this quilt. I also machine stitched the binding on rather than handsewing it on the back, I figured being a baby quilt it would be wise to make the edge as durable as possible.
Label: As of writing, I am undecided on label and placement. I think once the baby arrives I will add that as my final touch. 
Notes: This was my first big attempt at free motion quilting, I loved having the polka dots as a guide for spacing and turning. There is a huge difference between the first couple inches of sashing that I did and the last few. The stitches are way smoother and consistent in length, with the tension on the back getting more consistent as well. 

Thanks for stopping by to have a look. I wish you all the best in the New Year, with plenty of quilting, family time and fun. 



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