I finished my panel baby quilt just in time for my friend’s baby shower this past weekend!
“Baby’s First ABCs”
Size: 43″ x 45″
Pattern: None. This quilt was my own design.
Type of Quilting: Straight Line (with some curves) on my home machine
Fabric Line(s) Used: “ABC with Me” and “ABC to Z” by Alexander Henry
Date Finished: March 2014
I did straight line quilting in the outer border and quilted a medium sized grid in the panel itself. I wanted to hold everything together in the middle without distracting from the panel design.
I was going to try some free motion quilting in the gray polka-dot border but I was having lots of issues with loops on the back of my practice fabric. I don’t know if it was a tension issue or an issue with the speed of my hands vs. the speed of the machine. Either way, I didn’t have time to solve it at the moment so I decided to make some curves with my walking foot instead. That’s sort of a step between straight line and free-motion quilting, right?
I love all the bright colors (although it is a bit of a departure from the more commonly seen pastels in baby quilts).
The ABC print on the back is great too and was perfect for this quilt!
Then I got it folded up nicely …
And wrapped it up to take to the baby shower!
The quilt was definitely a hit and I can see myself taking advantage of super cute panels again in the future!