My friend and fellow crafter Sasha had a baby a few weeks ago! His name is Henry and he is insanely adorable. I was a little behind in sewing up some gifts for the new mommy and daddy, but I finished them up only a few days after he was born.
Having loved making my first quilt, I can’t believe it took me almost an entire year to make another quilt. For me, sewing a quilt top is a different experience than sewing a garment—it’s instant gratification as you see the shapes coming together! Seriously, I am hooked.
I used the Sunshine and Sock Monkeys Baby Quilt pattern in Modern Log Cabin Quilting. This was my first time making log cabins and I really caught on after the first square. They were so quick and easy to make! The pattern called for the squares to use different fabric, but I’m a needs-order kind of girl so I made all of the squares identical. I kept the quilting simple and just stitched diagonal straight lines. Thankfully the rascal cat was taking a nap while I put the quilt sandwich together! He would have had a field day playing with all of this fabric!
Once again I really enjoyed hand sewing to finish the binding. Not only do I like the look of a hand-sewn binding better, but I like that it allows me time to just sit with the quilt and admire it as I finish it. Sort of like a test drive for the future owner. I’m happy to say that this quilt is nice and toasty. I may or may not have sat with it on for a while after I finished the binding before throwing it in the washer.
What fabric did I use? I’m so glad you asked because I kept a nice and tidy list this time!
- Moda Modern Workshop Exhibit Stripe, Blue/Teal/Green
- Moda Modern Workshop Exhibit Stripe, Orange/Red/Yellow
- Taza Color Stripe, Yellow
- Taza Color Stripe, Orange
- Urban Circus Dots, Green/Orange
- Urban Circus Dots, Yellow/Green
- I Heart Dots, Blue
- Amy Butler Love Sunspots, Wine
Inside squares: Urban Circus Elephants, Sky Blue
Back: Urban Circus Giraffe, Lime
Sashing/Border: Robert Kaufman Quilter’s Linen, Straw
Binding: Robert Kaufman Quilter’s Linen, Blue
I love this quilt just as much as the first quilt I made. It was hard to part with!
I had some leftover fabric so I made a tag blanket for Henry to suck on and a small stuffed toy to keep him company. Both were made using patterns in Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing For Baby and were very quick and easy to make. I finally got the positioning of the ears correct so they actually look like ears this time instead of a bow. Hurray for progress!