I’m already stashing away baby quilts for my grandbabies – and I’m not even 40 yet! This is one that I’ve been working on for over a year. I shared the hand quilting process last September as a WIP.
The fabric is a beautiful panel from the Origami Oasis collection by Tamara Kate.
This would be called a wholecloth quilt since I didn’t piece any parts together. I decided to quilt around each of the birds and animals (and the trees!) by hand with pearl cotton. Sheesh! It was very easy but took much longer than I had expected. I learned the technique from Hand Quilting: Heirloom Design & Technique on Craftsy. Great class.
I share more hand quilting tips here too.
Then I decided to sew the binding on differently than I ever have before. I hand stitched it down on the front (instead of the back of the quilt as usual) and let my stitches show instead of hiding them.
I absolutely love how it turned out. Now to wait for those grandbabies, lol. That’s okay, my oldest is only 11. I can wait.
See more of my hand quilted quilts:
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
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