Friday, March 8, 2013

Lollipop Baby Quilt

A while back I won a bag of scraps from Carla at Live a Colorful Life.  Inside the scrap bag were two charm packs!  One was Lollipop by Moda.  I threw them together into this cute little baby quilt.

This one may stay around the Riley house until we have our baby.
 The charm squares weren't quite big enough on their own, so I added a border.  It is a nice, soft, homespun in a gingham - from the stash!
 The back is the same homespun.
 I did have to purchase some fabric for binding.  I just didn't have anything like that cheddar/banana yellow in my stash.  I really like the swirls in the fabric.
 The squares were quilted with spirals.
 I did large Loop-de-loops in the border.  I actually didn't mean to do them in yellow, but I started without changing my thread, and really didn't want to pick out inches of quilting, so I just continued on.

I tried a bamboo batting in this quilt.  The batting itself was super soft.  The quilt most definitely doesn't lay flat, but I think that is more the quilting and the difference between a woven cotton and the homespun.  I would try bamboo again.  I may hold on to this one, just to see how the bamboo wears over time.

Finished size 34" x 39"
Bamboo batting.
Quilted on my home machine.
Aurifil thread, top and bottom.


Unknown said...

Let me know how the bamboo batting holds up! I am not a fan of the wool batting (it beards)

Mindy said...

I love the colors and the stitching. The swirls are so cute on the fishy square. ;-)

legato1958 said...

What a fun quilt! Love your swirls. I need to learn how to fmq those.


Heidi Grohs said...

Perfectly sweet baby quilt! LOVE the swirls!!!!