We are so ready for Baby June to get here the anticipation is killing us! Her Mama is over this pregnancy thing that's for sure. I've booked my flight and I'll be joining the family on June first just to be sure that I'll be available whenever our little June bug decides to make her appearance. Even her big sister is anxious to see her, we'll see how long that lasts, LOL.
In the mean time look what I've finished.
All that worry and self doubt about the quilting where for absolutely nothing. This baby quilt came out super cute.
My Janome 6600 has a couple of automatic free motion quilting stitches which I tried out on the larger areas. While I was doing it I hated it because it looked so ugly to my eye. i wanted it to be more orderly. But now that it's been washed and fluffed I kinda like it. I don't know if I'll use it again but it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I did a curly meander around all the embroideries and that came out great, then a random loopy in the borders.
I LOVE the polka dot binding and I tried something new with the binding I want to show you. I used the lettering feature of my sewing machine to sign the binding before I sewed it on. I saw this on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. What an easy, quick and permanent way to label a quilt!
A little hard to read in this picture - it says "Made for you by your Grammy Patrica 2014"
Since I was sewing it entirely by machine I sewed it to the back side and folded it over to the front. I like to sew my binding on by machine for baby quilts since I figure they'll be getting a lot of washing and the binding will hold up better.
All sewn down nice and tidy. A lot of firsts in this quilt. First time I've used the free motion features on this sewing machine, first time I've used a fleece backing and no batting for a quilt, first time for a signature binding. Can't wait to wrap it around Baby June!
How about you, any firsts for you this week? Let's link up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times and see what all the creative quilters around the web are doing.
Linking to Michelle's Romantic Tangle blog Let's Make Baby Quilts Friday!
Until next time,