Monday, August 2, 2010
Waving in the wind
So here you go! My finished bunting quilt. If these little flags were flapping free they would be being whipped around by the wind here today. Its hard to photograph a quilt at the best of times, and I discovered even harder still when you peg it on your Hill's hoist and the whole contraption starts turning around this way and that, and your quilt flaps this way and that way in the bargain. I had to be quick on the shutter button of the camera to get any decent photos (plus a low winter sun is not helping either).
Its a larger size baby quilt, about 1.1m x 1m, the top is a nice smooth white poly/cotton, the flags are zig zag stitched onto this without any sticky interfacing because I didn't want the stiffness this would add to the flag pieces. The middle layer is bleached calico to really bring out the whiteness of the quilt top (white fabric can be a bit see through). I had thought to use some white cotton batting in the middle layer but I had size and cost issues so I gave up on that idea. The top and middle layers are "quilted" together long the seams of the bias binding that I used as the flag rope.
The backing fabric is yellow flanelette, this fabric is so soft and I can't go past super softness when babies are concerned. Finally I bound it in blue gingham, hand stitched just for a little finger torture (and to make sure that any dodgy and wobbly machine top stitching wouldn't ruin all the fun I was having).
For a little more bunting quilt inspiration (and quite a different look to my version), pop on over to Clutterpunk for a squiz.