Wednesday 6 February 2013

My first quilt finish of 2013!

My mum commissioned me for a baby boy quilt and this was quick and easy to put together, using Alexander Henry 2D Zoo fabric in blues and greens with some stripes in co-ordinating RK solids and some white to lighten it up a bit.

For the back mum asked for a soft snuggly feel so I used a flannel sheet from Mothercare coupled with some more of the blue and green solids and I did some simple wavy line quilting.

Then I put together a scrappy binding in all the colours aswell.

It measures 43x45 inches.
I apologise for the poor picture quality yet again but I finished it after dark.
While you're here may I pick your brains? I use Hobbs Heirloom Premium Cotton Batting, because it's easy for me to get hold of and is reasnoably priced but what wadding do you guys use/recommend? Also i'd like to make a loftier quilt, which waddings are good for loftiness?
I'm pleased to report that the flu has been kicked in the butt and although I feel a bit weak and weedy normal service is slowly being resumed.  Thank you for your get well messages, xxx
For some reason I honestly thought it was Tuesday today, senior moment? very possibly... but it's not, so i'll be linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced, and now I have to try and remember all my WIP's!
Joshua's baby quilt
Central Park Sampler Quilt
Super Mario Quilt
To be honest, nothing will be happening with these any time soon....
Kaleidoscope - needs a miracle, divine intervention or similar!
Solids HST Diamond Quilt - needs re-basting as I've changed my mind about the backing fabric!
Black and White King Size Bed Quilt - completed quilt top, partial quilt back
Dresden Plate - partial quilt top
Kids T-shirt Memory Quilt - some t shirts cut....

Finishes this week: 1
New Projects this week: 0
In Progress: 7

Also joining in with Link a Finish Friday


Alcea Rosea 31 said...

It's a beautiful quilt, very smart, with crisp lines.

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Sweet quilt.
I use Sew Simple cotton batting, but it is not lofty - have a read of the descriptions over at The Village Haberdashery xxx

Allison said...

this is an adorable baby quilt :)
for batting, I use Warm & Natural or Warm & White {both are cotton} I find the Warm products to be thicker and more substancal than Hobbs.

Ida said...

I am using Hobbs 80/20 now. I used to use Warm and White or Warm and Natural. I think the Hobbs is a bit thinner but I have used a double layer on a couple of baby quilts and found that it gave the higher loft I wanted. Hope that helps!

Lyndsey said...

I love you quilt and great fabric. I use warm and natural, Hobbs or sew simple - all 100% cotton. To get a puffier finish I either use a double layer (especially with the Hobbs as it seems thinner) or and 80 /20 cotton /polyester blend. Greetings from wet London. Hope the weather is better in Hampshire

erica said...

I love the simplicity of this quilt! That 2D Zoo is a great print to work with;) Nice finish, Karen!

Sarah Craig said...

I'm so glad you linked up with Whoop Whoop Fridays - your quilt is adorable! Whoop whoop!!

Laura C @ littleandlots said...

Such a cute quilt! I love the solids you picked to go with the AH zoo print. They are so perfect--greens and blues go muddy so easily, but yours have stayed bright and fresh.

I know you are in the UK, and I don't know what brands of batting you have available, but I am a strictly Warm & Natural girl. (I did live in Holland for a year and Hobbs did seem to be the most readily available brand, and whoof so expensive!)

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