The Little Folks custom baby quilt is finished, and I must say that although this is a repeat version of a much larger quilt, I still thoroughly enjoyed making it. Having previous experience in working with the voile fabrics, and knowing exactly how this would turn out, meant that I could relax and just enjoy the process.
I love how the quilting, both hand and machine quilting, has added texture to the front and back of the quilt, without spoiling the detail of the fabric prints and colors.
To machine stitch the straight quilting lines, I used a walking foot and changed the top thread regularly to match the color of the fabric in the quilt top. The bobbin thread remained unchanged throughout - I used a neutral cream colored thread.
For the hand quilted lines I used Perle 8 cotton embroidery thread and this time I used a contrasting color to make a feature of the hand stitching rather than blending the thread with the colors of the fabric.
Although hand stitching (of any kind) is still not my thing I must admit that the hand quilting has added so much character to this quilt. It was very manageable to add some hand quilting to this baby quilt and I sure hope that it continues to get easier over time. I haven't completely given up on that idea yet.
Oh the binding! The binding is so pretty! I love how it looks wrapped in blanket stitch. It is a touch of luxury, perhaps not practicality, for a sweet, yet to be born baby.
Now I have to turn my attention to the laundry baskets of wet and dry clothes (wet/cold weather is causing a backlog!).