Sunday, August 19, 2007
Here is a baby quilt I finished recently using scraps and "orphan" blocks/squares left over from other quilts. It is for one of the CRNA's whom I work with at Little Rock Surgery Center. This is her first baby. I start with the quilt backing and the batting. Then I use the techniques of crazy quilting. I think of the entire baby quilt as "one block". The quilt is "semi-quilted" as I piece it. Afterwards, I use the fancy stitches on my Janome machine to embellish the quilt. Then I do the quilting as though it hadn't been partially quilted (clamshell, baptist fan, etc). Then I do the binding on. I either put a label on the back or use the sewing machine to "write" my name and date on the quilt. The quilt is 40" X 51" so will be nice for naps when the child is a toddler. The photo on the right is of the full quilt. The photo on the left is a section near the quilt center.