Big Block Baby Quilt by Kristananne

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-10-30T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-11-07T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This is a gift for my good friend's baby girl, who is turning 1!  Her momma is a photographer, so I thought the camera print from 2wenty Thr3e would be cute.  The pattern is in Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley.

I quilted the negative space with dense straight lines, the borders with FMQ bubbles, and echoed the seams inside the churn dash.  I'm hoping the churn dash will look like it's "popping" off the quilt when it's all washed up and crinkly.  

There are a lot of thread tails to bury and I still need to buy some fabric for the binding.  Probably a solid pink.

UPDATE Nov. 5, 2013:  I originally thought to bind this in solid pink, but now I think I want to bind it in white.  I kind of like the way the bold block and the dense quilting work together, I don't think it needs a contrasting frame.

UPDATE Nov. 7, 2013:  All done!  I ended up with the white binding and I love it.  I added a quilt label for the first time too.  Not sure how long it will hold up though.  I did the freezer paper/printer method and fused it on with fusible web, then hand stitched it down.  I love the crinkle from the wash!  Can't wait until the party on Saturday.  I hope she loves it!

Pictures

Loves

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Terrysim
Jenniesthreads
Joke
TiffanyRay
Illogicalkat
Terryt1955

Comments

Sewexcitedquilts

Pretty and great quilting.

Mymble

Really lovely!

True

Beautiful and love quilting.

HawkFan

Wow - look at all the lovely quilting!

Laweigel

~Sigh~ I just love all your quilts 'n stuff :) This one is so charming in how simple/classic the churn dash is-yet, modern, because of its size...and so densely quilted...just darling!

Skynme

Love the FMQ on this...Great job! I envy your ability to do such beautiful sewing.

Amanda

The quilting on this is so stunning. And I love using one big block for a small quilt. So simple and pretty.

Joke

Your quilting is amazing! I wish I had enough vision to see different parts of a quilt could use different designs... I think the pink binding would look great with this.

Terrysim

Fabulous quilting! Can I ask, do you start and stop at the ends of every straight line, or sew along the edge and keep going up the next line? I'd love to see a photo of the back!

Terryt1955

I am in awe of this quilting! And the over sized Churndash is so darling for a baby quilt. Just love that Camille!

Kristananne

Wow, thanks everyone! Y'all are all so sweet!

Kristananne

Terrysim I actually dropped my needle, pivoted 90 degrees and stitched in the ditch for 3 stitches to equal the width of my foot, then dropped the needle again, pivoted another 90 degrees and went back up. Does that make sense? So it's all one continuous snaking line for each section.

Kristananne

Terrysim I'll take more photos when I get the binding on. The party is on Saturday, so it better be before then! Haha. For now, you can see a section of the back in the photos above. It's the yellow cheater print. If you look closely you can see what I described in my comment above in that photo.

Juline

Here's a newbie question for you -- burying threads? Can you explain that, please?

Lovely quilt. I love the thoughtful choice of themed fabric, and I'm always down for huge one-block quilts. Very pretty! Looking forward to seeing if it "pops" like you are hoping.

Kristananne

Juline Thanks! Burying threads - I leave long tails at the beginning and end. Then when I'm done, I pull the bobbin thread up to the top of the quilt, tie the top thread and bobbin thread in a knot close to the top, thread a needle onto that set of tails, and pull the knot into the fabric, but not all the way through, just into the batting. Pull the needle back out the top an inch or so away and snip the threads off.

Juline

Hm. The one quilting class I took made no mention of that. I just run the needle up and down a few times when I start/stop, and that's it. Should I expect my quilting to start unraveling any time now?

Kristananne

Juline I read it in a quilt book I have. I don't like to take chances on gift quilts, but don't always do it on my own quilts.

Juline

Thanks for the link. ALL my quilts are gift quilts! I have yet to keep one.

Terrysim

Kristananne - That makes a lot of sense, thanks for the explanation. And it looks great on the cheater fabric, too. I didn't even notice it the first time I looked at it but now I see the 3 turning stitches you took between each row. What a good idea!

Illogicalkat

I love the quilting on this!

Terrysim

The white binding is the perfect finishing touch. Congrats!!

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