A while back, I heard that a friend of mine was expecting and told her I’d love to send a quilt. I sent a few pictures of ones I had on hand that were finished and some in progress. She really loved the Giggles quit top I had finished, because of its modern aesthetic.
Thankfully by then it was basted and I was left with the hard part – how to quilt it. I confess I basically did what Angela Walters did on the pattern cover. I have taken a number of Craftsy classes from Angela so I’d like to think I nailed it.
I started out stitching in the ditch, just to divide it up and stabilize it.
Since I deviated from the pattern itself in terms of color placement, I decided to leave the one red portion unquilted. I did use batting that will take up to 10″ unquilted so that should be fine. I also used white thread, top and bottom for white areas, and a navy thread top and bobbin for the blue areas.
After binding in the same blue as the back, I washed it in homemade laundry soap that is scent free and detergent free, then gave it a spin in the dryer without any dryer sheet, so it has no harsh chemicals on it for baby’s skin. I also remembered to add one of my labels!
Best part it also has that crinkled loved in look already! It will soon be on its way to cuddle the new baby, who has since made his appearance.
I would definitely make this again, and maybe do up some sketches on paper to play with different color placements.