Sunday, April 22, 2012

'Baby' quilt for the 19 month old

baby boy tumbler quilt folded

I finished this a month or two ago; baby boy even then couldn't really be considered a baby, but he will be in the cot a little while longer.

baby boy tumbler quilt full

I'm really happy now with the tumbler blocks, although I think I spent more time cutting them out than anything else which was pretty miserable.  I took Mum's advice and starched all the fabrics before cutting to help keep shape, as I was a little apprehensive doing my first piecing involving something other than squares or rectangles.

Fabrics are my usual mix but in a slightly less multicoloured palette- I wanted a clean boyish-looking quilt in brights and navy.  There are quilting cottons including several from the previous kids' quilts, and the Spots and Stripes poplin from Spotlight.  I keep using Spots and Stripes because it is cheap (often on sale), lovely as a binding, and has not faded in my other kids' quilts (unlike some far more posh fabrics).

baby boy tumbler quilt edge

baby boy tumbler quilt detail

Quilted by machine 1/4" from all seams.

baby boy tumbler quilt backing

Backing was from East Coast Fabrics at Lawnton; navy stripe (Spotlight Spots and Stripes) for binding.

in the way

This is typical of my life at the moment- I am back at home, trying to do lots at once but there is always at least one little someone plus a big baby bump getting in the way.  Happy chaos!