Memory Quilt Progress

The baby clothes quilt is getting closer to being finished.  The backing is on.  It’s crooked and wonkey.  But it’s on.  I should not have attempted to use flannel with any expectation of accuracy. But hey, I’ve reused a piece of cloth (or several); less strain on the environment.

Memory Quilt Sandwich

I machine quilted vertically, between every other column.  Then I machine quilted out from the center column horizontally above a few rows.  It isn’t perfect.  But since a wild child will be using the quilt, sturdiness is key.  Also, the wild child likes to untie quilts.

I made the bias tape myself, which takes, so, long. First cutting.

make bias tape toile fabric cutting

Then pressing.

make bias tape toile fabric pressing

But finally the binding made it’s way onto the quilt.

Quilt Safety Pins Binding

I was able to machine sew one binding edge onto the quilt.  Then, miraculously, I was able to hand stitch most of the rest of it on.  The miracle being that I went to a friends home without my toddler, and as such was able to sew without having to constantly shield the needle from stabbing myself or a small airborne mammal.

At home I finished the last bit of the binding.  I added some smaller squares strategically over mismatched corners, and attempted to tie the rest of the quilt.  I only tied in four places, which is not nearly enough.  Then I gave up.  I’ll have to update again after a long car ride, during which I can tie while the toddler is restrained in a five point harness.

I really like the hand sewing this time of year. I sit outside if it isn’t terribly windy with a nice warm quilt on my lap.  This is very motivating.

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