Wednesday, July 09, 2008

One Less UFO, One Baby Gift Delivered

The attic windows baby quilt is done and delivered. I bought the fabric nearly 4 years ago. After sewing blocks together wrong, the quilt was nowhere near finished for the originally intended occasion. It wound up in a pile of unfinished projects. I finally finished the top last summer.

attic windows quilt

My niece and nephew-in-law are expecting a baby boy next month and I decided to turn this UFO into a baby gift. Last week, I diligently quilted with my trusty sewing machine, finishing late Thursday evening. I attached the binding on Wednesday, before quilting the centers of the green squares. I hand-stitched the binding to the back over the next 46 hours, finishing early early Friday to celebrate the 4th of July.

corner of quilt

Quilting Design: The quilting design is fairly simple. The batting is Warm & Natural, so close quilting was not needed. I quilted all the ditches. Then I did a simple cable in the blue border. In each of the green print squares I quilted a wavy loop.

I used a colorful flannel print on the back.

flannel quilt back close up of flannel back

This close up gives a better view of the critters on the quilt back and if you look closely you can see some of the quilting lines.

Dimensions: The quilt is about 60 inches square. The window panes (green print) are 6 inches square and the individual blocks are 8 inches square. The red orange border is 1¼ inch wide. The blue border is 4 inches wide. The binding is about 3/8 inch wide.

I gave the quilt to the parents-to-be at our 4th of July weekend gathering last Saturday. It won't be the only handmade blanket they get, but it's probably the largest. It's a good size for a baby to crawl on.

Earlier posts that included this quilt: Attic Windows Quilt Top, Quilting Done and In Progress

1 comment:

  1. Susan, thanks for the wisdom regarding gauge. 15 sts in 4" makes a lot more sense!