27 May 2011
My first two baby quilts are finished! I had such a blast making them.
My friends, Joe and Marina, had twins (a boy and a girl) so I decided to make coordinating baby quilts. This was my first quilting project and I found the pattern on “eHow”.
I’ve been taking classes at Laura’s Sewing School and she helped me do the “quilt sandwich” for the first time. I decided to quilt it using diagonal lines. I love how the pattern extended into the border.
For the “boy” quilt, I quilted diagonal lines through the pinwheels but then quilted parallel lines in the border. I bought the book The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman which opened my eyes to different ways to finish a quilt.
I machine quilted the binding on the girls quilt.
And hand sewed the binding on the boys quilt. I think the hand sewing looks better.
I love how they turned out, but if I did them over I would put a mitered corner in the border instead of a straight border.
All packaged up and ready to go… ENJOY, Joe and Marina!!!