Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Panel Baby Quilt #1 Complete!

Still need a little wash and tumble in the washer/dryer but this little guy is ready for it's new home - in the comfort of my older son, Asher:

Showing off a little bit of the back and little bit of the front.  He loves the little animations on this quilt.  I think he'll enjoy for many years.

I went with the Moda fabric - Blush Be Mine by BasicGrey/Blush - for the binding.  The overall look of the quilt is a little girly I think but Asher doesn't seem to mind.  I love how the colorful polka dots play with the whimsical swirls/balloons of the quilting.  I also like how it catches the colors of the quilt top tool.  Here's a closeup of the binding during the hand binding process:

I love hand binding.  It creates a very neat and complete look to the quilt.

A closeup of the whimsical 'balloon' free style quilting:
Used the quilting foot on my Juki.  This small quilt was super easy to work with unlike those bigger quilts.  

Here's my (VERY) poor attempts to get pictures of the full front and back of the quilt...I have really got to get a better lens for camera...arg....

The Front:

1 Panel design - Import Japan fabric.

The Back:
I went with one solid blue color for the back of the quilt - 1) I was in a time crunch. 2) I didn't think the quilt needed any more action since the front was jam packed with it already.  3) I miss the single color quilt back.


And there you have it - 1 of 2 completed and ready for use :).  I love the feeling of a finished quilt - don't you?

Stacked and ready for use - probably not till later in the year since we just started our blazing out summer out here :P.

Quilt Info:
Panel Quilt for Asher
Front: 100% Cotton Single Panel
Batting: Warm & Natural 100% cotton
Backing: Solid single color - blue
Completed Dimension: ~43"x 36"
Quilting Method: Free-Motion Machine Quilting ('Balloons')
Binding: Machine Sew to Front and Hand Sew to Back

I am very happy about the way this quilt turned out.  It was my first time using a single Panel for a quilt.  About as simple as you get I guess :P.  Happy quilting and on with Quilt #2.



Leslie said...

i love this panel that you used. so fun...who cares if it is a little girly. you did a beautiful job on the hand binding.

Sarah Craig said...

What a cool quilt! I'm sure your son will love it for many years to come!!

CraftyMummy said...

It's a gorgeous print - and looks kind of like piecing! Love the binding too.

Kristen said...

Great fun quilt for your son!

Stephanie Cameron said...

Where did you purchase the front fabric? I am looking for a robot fabric for my son's big boy room...and I think this just might be perfect!


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