Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Baby Quilt and A Challenge

Last week my husband's nephew became the proud dad to a beautiful little girl. It will be some time before we can get to Oklahoma for a visit, so the next best thing is to send love in the form of a quilt for the baby.

But I hadn't started the quilt yet. And hubby wanted to send off some baby gifts this week. So Saturday night he issued a challenge... if he could keep the kiddo entertained on Sunday, could I make a quilt in a day. Oh yes... game on!

Modern Roses Baby Quilt

I used Fat Quarter Shop's new (free) pattern Jelly Roll Jam II and it all came together so fast! Just under 5 hours from opening the Jelly Roll to machine stitching the binding onto the front of the quilt. I hand-stitched the binding to the back, so that probably doubled my total time. But I stitched while riding in the car, to and from work Monday and Tuesday, so it really wasn't a big imposition (and I love the process of hand-stitching binding!)

Modern Roses Baby Quilt

I gave serious thought to running out to my local quilt shop for a bit more fabric from this line for the backing. But it started raining Sunday afternoon (and I would have had to actually get out of my pajamas), so I decided to stay home and use what I had on hand. And I love it! It doesn't photograph very well, but in real life that backing is just a shade darker than the colors in the quilt top. And big pat on my back for using what I had on hand (because let's be honest... there's no way I would have left the shop with only my backing!)

Modern Roses Baby Quilt

Quilt Details
Pattern: Jelly Roll Jam II by Fat Quarter Shop
Quilt Top: Modern Roses Jelly Roll by Moda
Backing: Essential Dots in Cayenne by Riley Blake
Binding: Robert Kaufman Kona in Ash
A Lovely Year of Finishes goal here (I'll be linking up at the end of the month)

1 comment:

Shauna said...

super cute, and I love the little darker backing, it looks great.