Well, the first of four(!) soon to be completed quilts is bound, washed and ready to head to its new little owner. Remember how I spent all that time right before I moved using the long arm quilting machine? Well, here is the baby quilt that I quilted on that oh so disastrous morning. I love how washing a quilt and letting it crinkle up makes everything seem okay. 😉
This stacked coin quilt was started at least 2 years ago…maybe three now. Who can keep track? I know at the time, stacked coins were UBER popular which is why I started one. 😉 And I also know that I used almost all of my scraps in blue and green at the time for this quilt. Which really is the most funny part about this whole thing. I could probably make 15 of these quilts right now from my blues and greens alone (although they are the scraps I have the most of). I know that I bought that solid brown at a local quilt store in New Orleans that was never able to really reopen after Katrina. So I bought the whole bolt of it! Which again is funny to me because I hardly ever buy brown now. But it’s all super cute together.
I used a simple meander stitch and as I mentioned above, I used a long arm machine. I KNOW I didn’t save any time on this particular quilt but I really should have…so let’s pretend that I did. 😉 I had grand schemes at different times of adding applique or doing intricate quilting, but I think the reason that I kept putting off finishing this top is because I really knew that less is more with this little quilt. The light green thread is enough interest on the solid brown and I think that this will be perfect for a little newborn boy my good friend just had.
There is a light green striped home dec fabric on the back of the quilt…which I love to do for baby quilts because you can buy a yard and a half of 54″ fabric and not have to seam anything for the back. And it’s durable for throwing on the floor…as all good baby quilts end up there. Let’s be honest. They’re not in the beds, so they may as well be on the floor! The binding is the fabric I showed the other day, from penny lane by riley blake. I purchased it on my first day in South Bend and I used it for my first quilting project here as well. Yay me for using my fabric within days of purchase. That so rarely happens these days.