This is the top of the baby quilt that I am working on for my niece MIchelle who is expecting a baby boy sometime in December. (Oh…that’s this month!) I used “Baby Makes 3″ pattern. You are supposed to use 3 fabrics. I picked 3 colors (blue, green, and white) and cut pieces from my stash. I found green 2 1/2″ strips already cut and used them for the first border. I had just enough of a dark blue background with some fish to use for the outside border. It took ALOT of piecing for the back. It is now machine quilted. I used a green variegated thread to straight stitch about a 1/4″ away from both sides of the long vertical and horizontal seams. I picked up some tips from a Craftsy class “Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot” with Jacquie Gering. The first tip is that “It’s a WALKING foot, not a running foot.”
I am working on the binding now.
And yes, I know, the quilt is pictured upside down, but the picture would look more stupid if the ironing board was upside down.