I have always loved the whole line of Windham’s Storybook Vacation fabrics – they are just the sweetest vintage looking fabrics. I got to use them recently on a custom order baby quilt along with some cute fabrics from Hawthorne Supply Co.
The fabrics I used from Storybook Vacation were “Sailing Dogs in Blue” and “Blue Bubbles”. The swiss dot fabric that was the “anchor” fabric on the checkerboard is “Essential Dots in Baby Blue” from Moda. I used a cute multicolor dot fabric from Hawthorne Supply Co. called “Multi Dot in Fair Isle Glacier”. Did you know that Hawthorne has a whole line of fabrics they design in house that are printed digitally? That means they can print them in a huge array of colors. It’s pretty awesome. So the Multi Dot fabric comes in many colors.
I also got the binding fabric from Hawthorne – it is “Dress Stripe in Nectar”. Again – this fabric is printed digitally and comes in tons of colors and makes a great binding fabric. I love diagonal stripes for a baby binding, so I cut 2.5″ bias strips and sewed them together. It takes a little more fabric to do this, but the effect is so cute. Here is a tutorial on how to cut your own bias binding that is helpful if you like the diagonal stripes.
For the backing fabric I again selected a fabric from Hawthorne that I thought was so cute – “Tossed Numbers in Robin’s Egg”. It is from their “Back to School” line. It’s a cute tumble of numbers and makes a great backing for a child’s quilt.
The quilt squares are 3″ finished. I quilted a double set of lines on the quilt using 50# wt Aurifil thread in Natural White. The batting is White Warm and Natural, which is great when you have white fabrics and you don’t want the batting to dull them down.
When quilting, I switched to a #14 quilting needle and used my walking foot. I talk about the importance of this in this post – it really makes a difference in preventing skipped stitches and puckers.
My customer also wanted a Reading Pillow, so here is a photo that.
This quilt is sold.
Hope you’re making something – have a great week!