Highbury + Islington Baby Quilt | A finish {Quilting}

Friday, 25 July 2014

I am so happy this quilt is finished. I talked about the WIP process there - this is for my friend who had a little boy a bit of time ago now (shame on me!). You would have thought that this one was going to be finished within days, but oh no... it took me months to get there. Of course, the top quilt was really easy to sew together (I talked about my choice of fabrics here). 

But when I decided to go for a dense quilting, well who knows what I was thinking - it took forever, and although I like it, I wished now that I had done it in a colour similar to the bias tape I used, instead of white. I think I am more a hand-quilting sort of a girl - it usually works well with quilts that I have a modern feel to them. 

I am really pleased the bias tape I found at Ma Petite Mercerie in ochre. I mentioned in my first post that I was considering gold, and I had the right idea - it really pops and makes it really summery.  I finally spent some time finding out how to put a bias tape properly - and here is the tutorial that actually made sense for me. 

And it works beautifully with the back fabric. I am very pleased it is finished, but also with the actual quilt. I hope my friend will be too, and that she will be able to keep it for a little boy for a bit of time. 

Some quilt stats
Measurements: 140 cm x 105 cm
Pattern: my own - for a baby boy
Fabric: Happy Drawing Elephants; Free as bird | Pollen, Up, Up and Away; Botanics: Graph Paper Garden in blue
Backing: Koi - Smile and Wave in Reed
Binding: Bias tape in ochre from Ma Petite Mercerie


  1. Those elephans are so cute. I like your binging choice and label! Nice touch!

  2. What a beautiful quilt! I am sure she will be thrilled.

  3. It's so cool how you were able to make this baby quilt. It's wonderful.

  4. Gorgeous. Love that shade of golden yellow-and your name label.

  5. Elephants are my favourite! I love this quilt, super job!

  6. It will be cherished I'm sure. I sure do love straight line quilting ; )

  7. It's super cute Nat, and you're right, that ochre is just the right colour for the binding.

  8. Beautiful finish! Love the color palette; the golden yellow with the blue are fantastic together. Perfect for a little boy.