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'Red Shoe Dog'In the November post 'Making Christmas Lanterns' I brought you photos of the quilt I was making for a new baby and promised you more. I am pleased to say it is finished and here are the photos..........
Pinned and ready to quilt.
For baby quilts I like to prewash and dry the cotton batting in a clothes dryer.
This makes it pretty shrink proof
I pieced the back in wide strips to use up the left over fabric
Now for the fun part
..... free motion quilting
I started by outlining the stars, the bike, the dog and the bird. Then I stippled the background behind the stars. Next job was the foreground infills and finally baby's name in contrasting colour.
Machine in Use
I love quilting with this machine. It has the power to move smoothly through the quilt with even tension, comes with a large extension table and has plenty of under arm space.
This machine is available to use in the Urban Sewing Lounge
Adding the BindingI add the binding before trimming the excess batting & backing fabric because I find it much more stable and easy to sew.
Pattern by Anni Downs in her book "In the life of a Bag"
A few special people in my life received one of these for Christmas
But I must confess to still having 2 cut out and unfinished
With all the festivities over its back to the sewing lounge to bring you some new samples.....