Author Topic: WIP: Baby Quilt - now finished!  (Read 4972 times)

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Re: WIP: Baby Quilt
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2015, 12:22:16 PM »
I love the word "haberdashery" it's just so ... lovely! ♥

i'd love to own a haberdashery of my own, full of beads, and buttons, and fabric, and trims, and ribbons ... *sigh*

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Re: WIP: Baby Quilt
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2015, 12:24:54 PM »
Beautiful quilt Nic.

I love the word haberdashery too and apothecary, bring back the old fashioned words I say!

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Re: WIP: Baby Quilt
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2015, 01:25:33 PM »
I love the word "haberdashery" it's just so ... lovely! ♥

i'd love to own a haberdashery of my own, full of beads, and buttons, and fabric, and trims, and ribbons ... *sigh*

Me too  :D

Ahhhh, but we'd make no money, using up all of your own stock doesn't do it  ;) ;D  So, king size not a great idea then?  I want one for my bed, innit.

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Re: WIP: Baby Quilt
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2015, 01:43:10 PM »
I'd have lots of nice things to display in the shop though :D and a craft workshop so i can play 'making stuff' with friends ;D
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Re: WIP: Baby Quilt
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2015, 05:57:40 PM »
I love the word "haberdashery" it's just so ... lovely! ♥

i'd love to own a haberdashery of my own, full of beads, and buttons, and fabric, and trims, and ribbons ... *sigh*

Me too  :D

Ahhhh, but we'd make no money, using up all of your own stock doesn't do it  ;) ;D  So, king size not a great idea then?  I want one for my bed, innit.

Unless you plan on hand quilting, or quilting as you go. The problem I hear most about double-king sizes is when it comes to actually quilting it- is that when you are quilting the middle of the quilt- rolling up one side so it fits through the machine "harp"
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Re: WIP: Baby Quilt
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2015, 06:38:22 PM »
I was thinking about that - I think I'll ask at the quilting club at the fabric shop.   I'm sure somebody there will know how.  Perhaps I'll start with a quilt for Eve then  :P

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Re: WIP: Baby Quilt
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2015, 12:59:39 PM »
So, here it is ... almost two weeks later - but FINALLY DONE! :D


Baby Girl Collier ♥ by Nicola @ Smitten Kitten, on Flickr


Baby Girl Collier ♥ by Nicola @ Smitten Kitten, on Flickr

I did follow the How to do a quilt without a binding method as I had planned, and it worked out great.


Baby Girl Collier ♥ by Nicola @ Smitten Kitten, on Flickr

I had only thin battling, I bought thin after doing research on my machine type and how thick I could get away with - but it was soOoOoOo thin. So much so, I decided to try on some scrap to double it up to make it more plushie and it worked!

So, 2 layers of batting in between - totaling 120gsm. Next time i'll buy that weight directly so i don't have to double up on the thinner stuff

Finally once the batting and backing was on, then I just needed to quilt right through. I opted to "stitch in the ditch" round the square blocks rather than go all nuts on FMQ (Free motion quilting) as I have not had any courage to try that technique yet.

I'm actually quite pleased with myself. Really happy, I know its far from perfect, but honestly, I am getting to the point where i think for my quilts, - I don't want them to look machine made ;) (yeah ok, well thats probably an excuse. I will try and get better and i will continue to get better ... what i WONT do, is beat myself up about things too much when it goes WONKY ;D

Now i have to wait weeks until my friends baby arrives before I can gift it.


Baby Girl Collier ♥ by Nicola @ Smitten Kitten, on Flickr
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Re: WIP: Baby Quilt
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2015, 01:16:54 PM »
It looks fabulous  :D

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Re: WIP: Baby Quilt
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2015, 02:28:31 PM »
Thanks Vic :-*

Its been lovely to share the whole process of thought and craft with you all. especially when a project can take time. showing you all at each stages has helped me stay motivated.

Maybe i'll track and show you the stages for the next quilt that i do :)
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Re: WIP: Baby Quilt
« Reply #39 on: February 11, 2015, 03:36:10 PM »
It's just delicious, well done Nic, you are so clever <3