Thursday, January 31, 2013
Last weekend I got to meet our new sweet nephew Torin. Isn't he Adorable with a capital A?
I knew as soon as I found out they were expecting that I wanted to make a quilt for baby. I picked out fun and modern fabric from Home Ec Workshop, and made up a pattern that I thought would show off the graphic prints.
The quilt back was made up of my fabric leftovers, and I think it is neat that the back is interesting in addition to the front.
On each black and white city bit, I embroidered a color around one building or car, just for fun. (Thanks to Bethany for holding the quilt for me)
I also took a few minutes to embroider a signature on the quilt top before I joined all the layers together.
I recently took a class at Home Ec about free motion quilting. Between my new knowledge on that subject, and my new awesome sewing machine, I knew I had to try quilting it myself. I opted for a square-ish design, to match the city prints.
I wish my binding had been a bit neater, but other than that I'm super happy with how it turned out. And even happier that I got to see him snuggled up in it before I headed home on Saturday.