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.

13 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

Wow, finished already! It looks fantastic & I love the soft flannel backing, gorgeous work!!

Ruby Star said...

Yay, it looks gorgeous! What a great baby gift.

Selina said...

Great job Caroline! It looks fabulous!!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Love it- love love it!!!

yardage girl said...

Excellent!

Yana said...

your quilt turned out great! the design is simple yet when make up it looks stunning!!! i love it!! :) great job!!! :D

Kate said...

WOW! That is one stunning quilt!
I had so much trouble photographing my dress in the wind today so I can only imagine your quilt was like a sail. I am loving this bunting business and think I have my own project brewing.

m.e (Cathie) said...

that looks amazing!!
I am slightly obsessed with bunting at the moment so this is definitely on a future to so list.
fabulous Caroline!!

Wendy Sice said...

Just beautiful!! xx

Bellgirl said...

It's very lovely!

Gina said...

Ooooh, very excellent work Caroline. Love the yellow flannelette with the blue gingham binding, very spiffy. I might make a bigger one too. Such a cute project, don't you think?

Catherine said...

You've done a beautiful job Caroline. What a thoughtful baby gift. :)

Cotton Kiwi said...

Gosh I am sooo behind on my blog visiting and you have been so gorgeously busy. I ADORE
this quilt. How wonderful to wake up to a party every day!

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