Soft and Snuggly

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I have this gorgeous pink baby quilt. This is a traditional pattern, Amish Irish Chain. It is basically the exact same as an Irish chain with a nine patch taken out of the block to form an X or +.

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This baby quilt is backed in ridiculously soft white flannel with pink polka dots! This is my first time quilting with flannel so I was sure to search for lost of advice! I found this post at Sew Katie Did most helpful. I made sure to pre-shrink my flannel backing. It shrunk a lot! 45″ fabric to 40″! It was a pain pressing all the wrinkles out of the flannel once it came out of the dryer because you can’t use steam :/

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I quilted the top with Rachel’s chrysanthemum quilting tutorial. I was impressed with the results of the quilting and how surprisingly easy it was to do! I think the cute flowers definitely make this baby quilt extra girly!

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Because I used both flannel and batting, I decided to use a wider double-fold binding. I normally do a 2.5″ and decided to make it 3″ its a little big so I think next time I will do a 2.75″. I just didn’t want to have any of my pre-binding zigzags showing.

I also included a little label. I made this with a leftover swath of the lace elements I used on the front and a Prima pen.I like how it sticks away slightly from the binding :)

This quilt featured Art Gallery Fabrics: Lace Elements in pink lace and Coquette in fashion scent peach.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Soft and Snuggly

    • Thank you! Ashley it seriously was wicked easy! Just make sure you don’t do like me and start your first chrysanthemum with the zigzag stitch haha! Thankfully it was on my practice sandwich :)

      • For some reason my FMQ foot (actually a darning foot) doesn’t go down super firmly to my quilt top like my other presser foots. I think its because I have a machine from the 80s and highloft batting was popular then IDK maybe I grasping at straws but yeah I’ve soon without my presser foot down not a good idea!

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