Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Theo's Baby Quilt!


First there was Surayya's. Then there was Samuel's. Now comes the hat-trick! You remember my mate Anna for whom I made a couple of maternity garments recently? Well she had her little baby!!!! A little boy called Theo who, if the photo on Facebook is to believed, is CUTE! Sadly, Theo and his folks live in Madrid so it's going to be a while until I get to meet that little chap in the flesh, by which point I'll have my own new little person for Theo to hang with.


I actually finished this quilt back in May to take with me when we went to Madrid to visit. Anna and her husband Marcus chose not to find out the gender of their baby before the birth, so I had to make it gender-neutral. I also wanted to give this one a fairly fun, contemporary look so I kept that in mind when hunting out fabric scraps to make it from.


Technique-wise, it's made in more or less EXACTLY the same way as the previous two. If it ain't broke... It's backed with red fleece which, along with the wadding, were the only bits that I needed to actually buy. The patchwork fabric pieces came from a combination of my own fabric stash and the scraps hamper at Sew Over It. I think the only thing I did differently with the construction of this quilt is that I hand-stitched the second edge of the binding rather than using my sewing machine as I did with the previous two. This red bias binding is narrower than the other two's self-made binding so I decided it would be less of a headache to stitch it down by hand. I'm actually really pleased with how neat I was able to stitch it.

So, you may be wondering, is there a fourth quilt in the pipeline....?!

5 comments:

EmSewCrazy said...

I like how bright and cheerful the colors are. It looks nice and thick and squigy.

Philippa said...

Very impressed with your quilt. Haven't really tried quilting yet - a bit scared tbh, all that accuracy! Anyway Theo's quilt looks great. Love the bright colours and red backing. (Also, isn't Theo a lovely name!)

Ros said...

It is gorgeous! But I wonder why you haven't quilted it? As a baby quilt, it's probably going to need fairly regular washing and it would be such a shame to have it spoiled because the layers aren't securely fastened together. A simple straight line, stitch in the ditch, every couple of squares would be easy to do.

gingermakes said...

This is super cool! I love the bright colors you used! Perfect gift, dude!

Lovenicky said...

What a fun quilt! Great job! I made 3 quilts for my 2 kids too. I had never done any quilting before then but the web had really great info on how to make quilts. So when are you making the 4th one for your own little one?

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