Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Baby Quilt Top Done!


I finally finished the top. Lots of piecing and fixing and stitch ripping and machine acting up, but it all worked out and I finished the top. It is not perfect, I cannot keep my blocks straight, no matter how hard I try, lol. The original pattern came from Connecting Threads in their free patterns. They had the nine patch in the corners, but I decided to add a fussy cut kangaroo, too cute not to use.

Now I need to figure out how to quilt it, suggestions are welcome. I want to keep it simple so wondering if I should just stitch in the ditch and maybe X's across the large blocks and maybe a interwoven design for the border?

I am going to mix the solid blue with some of the solid yellow or all yellow for the binding? The pieces are not long enough to go in one straight line, so I would have to sew pieces together and think it would look nicer with mixed, than solids that are sewn.

I was thinking of using blue thread for the quilting? I still have material to make curtains, so that is next and then enough to make another quilt, so I might use the green shades and do a chisel or tumbler with the dots and then the animal print for the borders.


Here is a close up to show the colors better. This is such a cute print and I do have larger animal prints that I can use in a second quilt, can never have too many.


15 comments:

Firecracker Kid said...

Aww, that's a cute one and looks snuggly.

Carol

Karen said...

The kangaroos are cute, cute. The animal print perfect for a little boy. I would keep the quilting simple. The X idea a good one.

cucki said...

looking so cute x

Terry said...

It looks fabulous! :0)

The Evening Stitcher said...

Debbie...the quilt is adorable! You did such a nice job! I love the pattern and the kangaroos are cute!

tales from a handmade home said...

So pretty, love the kangaroos.

Jacqueline said...

It turned out really cute. as for quilting it - I think you have already figured that one out.

Libby said...

I like the idea of some simple cross-hatch quilting. It's a darling quilt *s*

paulette said...

VERY sweet!! Love the pattern and the fabric is adorable...PERFECT for new baby grandson!!

Cindy said...

Oh my, what a cutie!!!!

Anna said...

so cute! I tend to cross hatch my baby quilts for strength and ease! back and forth, up and down.

Julie Fukuda said...

Animal prints are a good choice for kids and that print is so cute. With today's batting, heavy quilting is not so needed. Go with soft and simple.

moosecraft said...

So cute! Love the fabric!

Dawn said...

Of course you need to make at least one more baby quilt ;-) Very sweet fabrics.
I think straight line quilting through the chain would be great.
I love mixed prints in binding.

Carrie P. said...

cute fabrics and that last photo of the tree on the rock is amazing.