Sunday, August 7, 2011
Flannel Owl Baby Quilt
Here is one of those baby quilts that I have finished recently. The top is all in flannels and the backing is fleece to make it extra snuggley. Spell-check doesn't seem to think that "snuggley" is a word, but I bet you catch my drift.
I came up with the pattern on EQ7 - pretty simple, but I wanted to highlight the owls, of course. I also skipped the batting because I find that with fleece for a backing fabric, batting can make it too heavy.
Here's a decent shot of the quilting - I find "puzzle piece" quilting is pretty fast. It took me maybe an hour to cut the fabric, 2-3 to piece it (I had some alignment issues), 1 hour to quilt it, and another 3 or 4 to bind it. Reasonably quick.
And I used satin blanket binding 'cause the babies love it. This one is for a boy, but the quilt hasn't been delivered yet so I can't say for which one in particular.
And here's the back. Now I just have to get it in the mail, along with a couple others. :) Linking this cuddly one up to lots of great parties, including Met Monday! Check out my Link Parties tab!