Friday, February 28, 2014
Finally finished - a pre-baby baby quilt
I'm so embarrassed to tell you how long this lovely quilt top sat waiting to be quilted that I'm not even going to link back to the original post! Sufficed to say the top was done while I was pregnant, and then life with a baby and the fear of the minky backing meant it ended up in the ufo shelf in the closet.
Since Christmas I've been on a bit of a finishing up/clearing out binge, so I grabbed it one day last week and finished it in a few hours. I wanted this to be a winter quilt, so it's another made with silk batting. Between that and the lovely grey minky on the back, it's a gorgeous weight! It's almost 40" square, so that means Olivia will be able to use it for a few years in bed, and a few more on the couch. I bound it in some leftover grey flannel. And surprisingly, the minky gave me no trouble whatsoever!
It was completely inspired by Tracey's beautiful bento box quilt. I just love this design. I would love to make a giant bed-size one too.
I used a fat quarter bundle of Creative Thursday's first fabric line "Meet the Gang", and added some coordinating prints from stash. I really liked that collection - I also made a little baby plus quilt from the green colourway as a gift for a friend two years ago.
I've got one more baby quilt to finish, and then all Olivia-related wips will be done!
Linking up with Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts...