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I totally threw you off with that title, didn’t I? Hahaha…I’m so crafty. Literally.
So…I’ll admit that I’m pretty new to traditional quilting. But here is one I just made with pretty good success I think…what do you say?
I call it “Raspberry Truffle”…because each of my creations deserves to be named. Most of the fabrics are from the Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow line, although there are a few others (Patty Young and Alexander Henry I think, correct me if I’m wrong…the names escape me right now.) A customer chose the fabrics from my “Pink Brown Raspberry Lime” Listing in my shop.
The quilt top came together super fast, only took me about an hour and a half or so. It’s a very simple design though. Then I basted it by taping the backing to the floor, pulled taught. I laid the batting out over top and rolled it up. Then, using spray baste, I sprayed little ‘row’ sections and would slowly unroll the batting, smoothing it out like applying wallpaper as I went. I did the same thing with the quilt top. Easy Peasy and very secure. Took me about a half hour…or the exact time that “Curious George” starts and ends. That monkey is so freakin’ cute.
During nap time I machine quilted it, using a free-motion foot. Very fun, although I was a little nervous to mess up since this is for a customer. But I practiced beforehand and it came out great. I just did the simple puzzle quilting and did them fairly small (I like my quilts crinkly!)
Binding was the easiest thing ever. Binding a traditional quilt is 1,000,000,000 times easier than binding a puff quilt. I can’t even express to you how great it was to just whip on the binding and not have to spend forever S-L-O-W-L-Y guiding the machine and the fabric so it stitches on just right. I was very proud of my binding.
Wash. Dry. Done. Love it! Now to ship it off to the lucky girl that gets to snuggle with this surprisingly warm quilt. I hope she will cherish it forever.
And I have to say goodbye to my Ziggy today also…(sniff, sniff!)
I gave this quilt away in place of the Hard Candy quilt since I’m not going to sell that one (buttons are kind of a liability with babies. Why didn’t I think of that before I made it?!!) But rest assured, my next baby will have his or her own Ziggy to snuggle with. I think if I have a girl next I’ll sub in a pink polka dot for the red. You really appreciate the color pink when you have two boys.
Have a great weekend!
(It’s the hubcaps’s bday so we got a sitter and are painting the town Italian tonight!)