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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 +.
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 :/
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!
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.