Friday, February 23, 2018
'Umbrella Hills' - A Baby Quilt
There was not enough time to piece a top, not with holidays and Christmas in the mix, so I decided to quilt the piece of fabric as it was. I wanted to echo the design on the fabric, so started quilting around the umbrellas. From there I chose a line of the clouds and quilted along those.
I had always been taught that quilting needs a maximum distance of a fist width between the quilting lines. The back of the quilt is in a plain lime green fabric, and the quilting lines I had done already showed up easily. Some of the areas between the lines were greater than a fist width, so some more quilting was necessary. Still working on the back, I put some pins in where I felt some more quilting needed to go. I then turned the quilt to the front, and picked out some more cloud lines that were close to the pins. After stitching these new lines, all the quilting was done.
The bind is in the same green as the backing, and there is a digitised label on the back saying that I have made it and the date it was completed.
This quilt will now be with its new owner, and I am sure he will snuggle under it in the coming months.