Butterfly Baby Girl Quilt by Azjune

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-02-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-03-15T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

One of the ladies that I work with will be a first time grandma very soon, so I decided to gift them a baby quilt..

After making my fabric choices, I just figured this out as I went along.  The square in a square blocks were made with too small of a seam allowance, so all of the points of the inner blocks were chopped off.  Now that the quilt is finished, I don't even notice this.  

The butterfly embroidery design is from EmbroideryLibrary.com .  They were stitched onto each block before the blocks were joined.

After layering the quilt, using spray baste, I did stitch in the ditch, along all seams, on my sewing machine prior to  free motion quilting it on my Baby Lock Tiara.     

The binding was made from 2.5" strips which were starched prior to folding in half lengthwise and attaching to the quilt, this time using a real 1/4" seam allowance.

I am always studying and admiring the intense quilting done by others and I do practice on scrap pieces of fabric.  I felt that this would be a good time to put my practice into action on a real project.  As I was going along, I was convince that it was just too much stitching, but as it got closer to being done, I absolutely fell in love with it.  The recipient loved it, too!

Pictures

Quilt Finished.
Quilt Finished. View from back
Quilt Finished. Close up from back.
Blocks are Pieced
Auditioning and Centering Embroidery Design
Embroidery Done. Quilt Top Assembled and Layered for Quilting. Deciding on Quilting Design
Ditch Stitching shown from the back.
Outlining the Butterfly for Quilting
Quilting Finished.
Quilting Finished.
Quilting Finished.

Loves

MrsMinerich
Skynme
Scientificquilter

Comments

Paddycake

Very pretty! Great job! What method of quilting is this?

Azjune

Paddycake It is free motion quilted with 40 wt. polyester embroidery thread, top and bobbin. I did it on my Baby Lock Tiara. The butterflies were machine embroidered before the blocks were assembled.

Skynme

So pretty!! Love the butterflies, what a beautiful quilt

Mymble

Truly lovely- what a wonderful gift!

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