My gorgeous Freshcut baby quilt.
I started this quilt about 9 months ago, when I was told that my baby was going to be a girl (at the ultrasound scan). I sewed half of the quilt top, using a random arrangement of the jelly roll strips, but after doing half, I ended up doing other things (work, moving house, shopping for the baby, having the baby). It was originally going to be vertical strips, and twice as big as it turned out. After S was born, and turned out to be a boy, I just gave up on it – there just wasn’t any point, the pink, aqua, peach and yellow colourway was just too girly.
When I started my Etsy shop, I knew I wanted to also make a baby things shop too. Babies deserve handmade things, and its so rewarding making little tiny cute shoes and clothes for them! Besides, its a great use of the mounds of fabric I have in my stash. So I finished the quilt top, cut it in half (rather gingerly, in case I made a mistake) and then bound it after making a lovely quilt sandwich with the wadding and backing fabric. The binding was a nightmare to do, it took hours and hours.
Aren’t the colours scrumptious? Heather Bailey is a genius. I did nearly get sick of seeing the strips all over the place, but now it’s finished, I love it. And I have spare strips left over for making some sweet baby dress trims too.