Sunday, September 19, 2010

Baby Quilt

One of my childhood friends had a baby a few weeks ago, and I decided to make the baby a quilt. The only other real quilting I've done was when I made a table runner, so this was exciting. I choose fabrics, which was not so easy. At first I wanted them to be baby fabrics, but later decided that wasn't the look I was going for, so I ended up picking other fabrics. I watched a very helpful YouTube video on how to make this 'disappearing nine patch' pattern, and off I went cutting, sewing, piecing etc. A disappearing nine patch is when you make a square made up of nine squares (3x3), and then cut it into quarters rotating them, so the seams do not line up.
 I ended up with a quilt top that looked like this:

I then added a border, layered the back batting and front, quilted it with ties, added the binding with mitered corners, and I was done!

Doesn't it look so nice on my couch and little chair?! I am tempted to make one for myself.

I hope little Lainey enjoys it for many years to come.