Tuesday, February 9, 2016

FNwF - BABY GIRL


We are surrounded by babies at the moment....must be the season! 

I always like to do a baby quilt for my family and friends when they become parents or grandparents. I really wanted to try using minki fabric as the backing, but have been terribly afraid because of the stretch, but after reading up on how to sew it, I decided to give it a go.....


Using a pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew , I gathered my scraps of pink fabrics and teamed them with a plain Emma Louise white.


To add something different, I bordered the edges with grey dot material.


I was most afraid how to quilt the top with the minki.  Using my walking foot, I sewed straight crossed lines fairly wide to keep a nice soft feel.


I thought it was lovely and soft but then I washed it and wow it came up even  softer than before.  Now I think I will do all the babies quilts with the minki on the back.....so cuddly.

I think it turned out beautifully and it's off to its new owner next week. I'm sure she will love it!  




9 comments:

shez said...

hi Dawn wow this quilt is gorgeous,i love the colours,i love the minky too so soft and it washes up fantastic,well done my friend xx

sigisart said...

Dear Dawn,
what a lovely, cute little baby-Girl-quilt.
Hugs
sigisart

Flickenstichlerin said...

Beautiful baby quilt Dawn, looks very soft and cuddly.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Christine Barnsley said...

What a beautiful baby quilt... so pretty and the minky is a great idea! I am sure the new owner will love it! Christine x

Dasha said...

Lovely little quilt. That minki will make it super soft & cuddly

Linda said...

I've been afraid to try minky too! I'll use your post as an encouragement. ;) Love this and especially the grey binding with the pink!

Anthea said...

Great job Dawn - love the pinks - the grey bind looks perfect - & well done on braving the minky backing - all smiles!!

Donna Spiller said...

love it, great job

Helen said...

Love it Dawn !!

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