Easy Hand Quilted Baby Quilt {a WIP}


This post is about a WIP (work in progress). I’ve been wanting to show you this adorable baby quilt for so long. I’m finally going to just put it out there even though… {darn-it} my quilt is not done.

Update: See my finished hand quilted baby quilt!

It was actually so easy to put together. I just sandwiched some quilt batting between two pieces of Origami Oasis fabric by Tamara Kate.This panel is perfect for a wholecloth quilt like this (whether hand quilted or not) because it’s just so beautiful by itself!

I duct taped the bottom layer to my table, added the batting and top layer, and then hand basted them together. It’s better to hand baste a quilt that you are going to hand quilt so the pins don’t get in the way of your hoop. I learned that from Hand Quilting: Heirloom Design & Technique on Craftsy. If you are new to hand quilting, that class is superb. I’ve shared hand quilting tips on the blog too.

Now I’m just stitching around all those birds with pearl cotton every chance I get. I even took it on my cruise! This is a basic hoop that I bought at Michael’s. It’s not absolutely necessary, but I like working with it.

Next I’ll stitch around the trees and animals at the bottom. I’ve barely started that. 🙂

After all my hand quilting is done, I just have to trim and square up the edges and bind as usual. Easy quilt with no piecing! Of course it would have been much faster if I had machine quilted it, but now it will be even more handmade. Love it.

Of course I’ll show you when it’s done. Happy Sewing!

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