Friday, 6 March 2015

Cute quilts finished

Last time I showed you my baby quilt options they were just pretty flimsies.  Since they are only little quilts (about 36.5" x 38.5") finishing them off with quilting and binding didn't take too long.

I quilted straight lines either side of the horizontal seams and knew in my quilty-heart that it really needed a touch of perle hand-stitching to lift the boats/hearts panels for an extra special touch.  So I auditioned colours and threaded up the needle.

I really enjoy stitching with perle and knew with these early stitches that I would love it.

It's not fancy

but it does a great job lifting the hearts and sail boats off the background.

Here are the finishes -


In my last post I mentioned that I had been very indecisive about choosing backing fabric for the girl quilt.  I should add that I've been trying to use what I already have in my stash rather than buy more so my options were more limited than they otherwise might have been.  In the end, with the help of a majority vote on IG, I decided that I would use the green bake sale floral for a bit of contrast and finish with the pale pink large polka spot binding.  I think it worked out well.

There were no such problems choosing the backing for the boy quilt as I had just enough of the alphabet print to cover it, and of course and orange polka dot binding just set it all off beautifully.

I can't decide which quilt I love more.  For a minute or two I think I love the bright, cheery sail boats best and then I look at the sweet, soft cuteness of the hearts and well ... maybe it's the hormones!  I suppose at least I don't actually have to decide which I like best as baby's arrival in the summer will determine which one we use.  In the meantime, you might find me occasionally stroking both of them with fondness!


  1. Both are so lovely! The backings work a treat and the perle really adds a lovely touch!

  2. They're both beautiful, Sarah. The hand quilting around the sailboats and hearts makes them pop! :)

  3. Gah! I love them! You're so right to hand quilt - the big stitches are just perfect. Wowza you should be delighted.

  4. Really like the handstitching. It does add that extra lift and something special to them.

  5. Aw they are adorable, and the stitching is the perfect way to finish them. Jxo

  6. great quilts!! I love how simple but fun they are for baby quilts! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  7. Both are stunning! At least you won't have to choose between them!

  8. Both are stunning! At least you won't have to choose between them!


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