made: modern baby quilt.
I finished up baby’s quilt made up of all the squares from my baby shower. I’m so so pleased with how it turned out. First step was taking each square and zig-zagging the edges of each applique to make sure it was nice and secure and would fray very little in the long run—important since I’m sure I’ll need to wash it often. Next I laid out all the squares and tried to balance the colors and designs, then sewed them together: first I made 6 rows of 5 squares, and then attached the rows together. I used a twin grey sheet (only $5 at Walmart!) for the backing, and still had enough left from the fabric to make binding strips. The hands-down best binding tutorial is found here. I loved finishing the binding by hand-so satisfying to see it all finished so neatly. This was such a wonderful baby shower activity put together by my sister and I’m happy when I look at each square and remember who picked out each design and fabric.
This was the last “before baby” project—we’re ready now baby! Come on out!