Small Plates Baby Quilt

Finished: Small Plates Baby Quilt

carla Finished in 2013, Finished Projects, Quilting 1 Comment

I’m finally ready to declare my Small Plates baby quilt 100% done. In reality the quilting and binding have been done since the 21st, but it has taken four more days for me to sew the label on and get it into the wash.

It is starting to get cold out so these pictures aren’t the best, but I think they show the quilt fairly well. I really love the combination of the Essex Linen in Dusty Blue with the prints. Amy helped me edit and I am grateful for her keen eye. All of these fabrics came from my stash!

This quilt was made for my boss’ new baby who decided to come into the world a little bit early.

Small Plates baby quilt

I love how the channel quilting crinkled up. I was worried that it was too much quilting for a baby quilt, but I really like how it turned out. The center squares were left unquilted and are a bit puffy compared to the rest of the quilt. It is a fun textural difference.

Small Plates baby quilt

Small Plates baby quilt

Indoors shot under florescent light – sorry for the blown out quality! I couldn’t get a full shot outside due to the cold and wind.

Small Plates baby quilt back

Backing is an Alexander Henry print.

Small Plates baby quilt

 Detail – There are lots of favorite blocks in this one, but the bunnies with the red border is one of them! And then there are the foxes, and feathers, and…

This machine is worth every penny for the harp space alone.
Having my new machine really helped make the quilting easier. I was even able to use the alphabet stitches to make a label – that took a bit of trial and error, and it isn’t quite perfected, but I love how it came out. So much neater than my handwriting!

Quilt stats:

Block Pattern: Small Plates from the Practical Guide to Patchwork
Block Size: 8.5″ finished
Fabrics used: 100% from stash, including: Essex Linen in Dusty Blue, Farmington Feathers, 2wenty Thr3e, Shelburne Falls, Dear Stella Ikebana, Les Amis, Tula Pink.
Backing: Alexander Henry
Binding: Dear Stella Ikebana
Thread used: 50wt Aurifil #2600 for piecing, 40wt King Tut blue variegated for quilting and machine binding.
Finished Size: 42.5″ x 51″

carlaFinished: Small Plates Baby Quilt