|original concept designed in EQ7|
On the design wall.
|layout progress before a necessary design change|
I did the quilty math, measured twice but the sewing gremlins came anyway. The star center went together smoothly but after that it was all downhill. I did change the circle in the center for an appliqued heart.
|one would think these pieces when sewn together with a 1/4'' would align...nope!|
Aligning the rays that extended out from the star was a big problem that no amount of wine would help. The offset was a 1/4'' but when sewn together they DID not align. I used my seam ripper more times than I ever thought possible. Sorry no photos as I was totally frustrated by then. Remade a couple pieces. After holding my breath and praying to the quilting god's it worked! A couple of design changes now needed to take place as I no longer had enough of the dark pink to continue as planned.
|star straight line quilting|
The quilting I wanted to keep simple as I wanted the quilt to be cuddly and not over quilted. So simple straight lines following the star points and rays. I used Aurifil threads #'s 2021, 2440,5018 and 2730. Matching the threads to the fabric, made for more burying of threads but I'm glad I did it.
|more lines and loopy l's|
|I quilted her name in the white space at the bottom of the pinwheels|
A look at the finished quilt. Even though I had to make some changes I like how it turned out.
|the design changes happened in the borders and the corners|
Of course what baby quilt is complete without a picture of Jamie using using it.
|enjoying some tummy time|
For the backing I used an adorable print. I picked this up for less than $5/m.
|back of quilt|
I normally use Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Batting. I have a wool allergy so that is about the only batting I haven't tried. What is your favourite batting?