Baby Quilt

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A friend has become a grandmother (my generation is already too old to become parents).
Her daughter loves pink and purple, therefore the baby gets a pink and purple quilt - luckily it's a girl  :-)

I had found this pattern at Pinterest: Phoebe Moon. I can change the size easily to babyquilt-size.


I tried something new for the cotton-batting. Until now I sewed the batting scraps by hand together. I have a straight stitch-plate in my machine and I'm too lazy to change the plate. But I'm also too lazy to sew the scraps by hand. This time I tried Heat Press. That's terrific! Works like a dream.



And best of all: When the quilt was already quilted, the class 'Around the corner' took place - I had waited a long time for that!

I can sew neat bindings on a quilt and I can combine the two ends of the bindings. No problem. But my corners? Horrible. I saw a lot of beautiful mitered binding-corners at Pinterest - but how to make them? Then even Elaine Theriault wrote that after so many years she finally understood how to sew mitered bindings - only she didn't show HOW.

So I went to Annelie Spahn.

She explained the way and showed us how to do it - it's really easy!  She even showed us how to sew a mitered border which shows up identically on the backing  - wow. I don't want to show the tutorial with photos here - in case you're interested, book a class at Annelie's  :-).

But that's the way my corners look now:


There is nothing scrumbled. It looks neat and flat and mitered. Yeaaah - after only 4 years of quilting I already know how to make mitered corners!


I link this quilt with Amanda at crazymomquilts and Myra at busyhandsquilts.


I suppose the baby is not interested in mitered or scrumbled corners...


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Comments (2)

  • Annelie Spahn
    Annelie Spahn
    at 20.12.2019
    Wow, Nina! Bin stolz auf Dich! Hast das Gelernte ja sofort umgesetzt. Erzählt hast Du ja, dass Du einen Babyquilt nun einfassen kannst, aber dass das soooo schnell geht ... alle Achtung. Der Quilt sieht (nicht nur an den Ecken) sehr schön aus!
    Ach, und Dankeschön, für die lieben Zeilen, die Du geschrieben hast.
    Liebe Grüße
  • The Joyful Quilter
    The Joyful Quilter
    at 20.12.2019
    What a wonderful gift!!

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