making my own napkins and loving it


part 2
September 7, 2009, 3:09 pm
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next up was a baby quilt for my friend liz, who wins the award for freaking me out the most by being pregnant with baby #2.  you know baby #1 from such posts as this one.  she’s a cutie, that’s for sure, and now there’s a new one on the way to craft for.

the result:

this quilt-

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i love love love all the colors and fabrics, and it was so simple to put together – just 9″ squares in a modified checkerboard pattern.

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the backing fabric is repeated a few times on the quilt top as well, in the center and in each corner.  i think it’s beautiful, and i know liz will love it.

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i debated what to do about the binding.  i didn’t want to buy extra fabric for it, so i figured i’d piece together a binding out of scrap fabrics.  but then with the way i decided to pattern the squares, i had an extra square of each fabric left over, so i mixed them with a little bit of solid scrap fabric and pieced together an adorable binding that matches the quilt perfectly.

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i chose to quilt it in a really simple grid pattern – ¼” on both sides of every seam.

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and of course, my favorite part:

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i almost want to keep it for myself.