Shannon Dennis, one of our CME contributors, recently had a little baby boy. I love making baby quilts, so naturally I had to send her one made especially for Liam.
Here are the cut pieces ready for sewing.
After sewing the blocks, I laid them all out to decide how to incorporate a fussy cut fabric piece that says: Blast off!
Here’s the piece:
I added a border using a cloud-print fabric.
Then I had to add some machine embroidery. I layered the quilt top, batting and backing fabric, and then hooped through all layers using the Janome AQ hoop. It has lovely magnetic hoop clips so you don’t have to kill your fingers trying to hoop the bulky layers.
I chose a rocket ship design from Urban Threads.
I stitched about 12 designs along the border fabric and several within some of the plain blocks.
I also embroidered a little quilt label.
Here’s the finished quilt, bound and ready to ship off to Shannon!
I can’t wait to see a photo of little Liam playing on his quilt! (Shannon: If you’re reading this, I’m waiting. LOL )