Sunday, April 3, 2011

Striped Strips!

Remember the stripy fabric I showed you the other day? I have since made it into a baby quilt.

First strips were cut and scraps discarded.

And then I stitched down the strips following Nova's Quilt as you go Strip Quilt Tutorial, with some lines of "organic quilting", deliberately making the lines a little wonky and unevenly spaced.

Then I was ready to sew on the binding.

For which I followed Rita's Machine Binding Tutorial

And the quilt was finished in an evening!

And here's the whole of the front of the quilt.

Isn't the spotty backing so cute!

I quilted with a neutral thread on the front, and red on the back.

I've since washed the quilt to get rid of the basting spray, which as made it a little softer, but it didn't shrink as I used a poly-bat.

The finished quilt is 41x35 inches (approx 105x90cm)

This has been gifted to my friend Anna who is expecting her second baby (the first baby got this quilt). Congratulations Anna!

I want a full sized one to keep for myself!


  1. It's gorgeous! What a lovely gift.

  2. My goodness, you're a speed demon! It looks amazing. I bet your friend is very pleased - you're a lovely friend.


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