Miss K is visiting from NYC - yay! - and one of the great joys in having her here has been sewing together. We whipped up a simple baby quilt for a friend whose baby shower/ sayonara party is this week.
Easy to cut 80 5-inch squares from 30's repros:
blue solids, and tenugui fabrics:
Chain piecing made quick work of the top, with K piecing most of it.
For the backing we used four lengths of tenugui fabric (found the other day at the country yukata fabric factory). The material is sheet-thin and I wonder about its durability... but it is sure soft.
Wavy free motion quilting, corner to corner - so fast and fun - I really appreciate machine quilting when it comes to making baby quilts, and machine quilting means the quilts are so durable, washable, can take a lot of hard use and don't need to be treated as precious objects.
|asanoha (hemp leaf) sashiko pattern|
I blogged about another simple baby quilt here: http://aquilterbynight.blogspot.com/2012/10/sweet-4-patch-baby-quilt.html