Friday, April 24, 2015

9 Patch baby quilt

This little quilt was made from a bag of scrap fabric I brought home from quilt guild. Some of the larger pieces were already cut into squares and the white was already cut into strips. I first cut some more 6.5" squares from other large pieces in the bag then cut 2.5" strips or squares from the yellow fabrics in the bag. Next was to make the 9 patches (6" finished) and then put everything together to complete the top.

I backed this quilt top with soft yellow fleece (no batting) and did free motion quilting, finishing by turning the backing over to the top of the quilt, my easy but attractive finish on all my baby quilts made with fleece backing.  

In this picture showing a close up, you can see the quilting and a bit of the quilt  binding after the backing was turned to the top, stitched and trimmed. 

It's been awhile since I did any free motion quilting so this was a good piece to practice on. This will go to charity through my quilt guild and it is my hope that the recipient will be comforted by its soft, cuddly feel and it's cheerful colors. 

1 comment:

Nann said...

Your FMQ looks great. It's nice to have a "real" quilt to practice on.