I finished this baby quilt today – and I think it is my favorite quilt so far! This one measures 40″ X 49″ and uses Alexander Henry’s Spotted Owl fabric in three colorways, along with some dotty fabric which coordinated perfectly.
I did a pieced back to make it reversible, and added a cute hand-made tag for the new little baby boy who will be getting this one (he was just born yesterday and is a healthy 8 pounds plus).
Most fun, this is the very first quilt which I have quilted using free motion quilting. I was scared to death, but it came out great. I mimicked the tree branches in the main fabric and did little loopy loops all over.
The quilt uses a silk batting – so it is light weight but warm…and drapes beautifully. Finally I finished the whole thing with a vibrant raspberry dot binding. I hate to part with this one…but it is going to a very special baby in Hawaii who I know will get a lot of use out of it!
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