There are so many little ones celebrating birthdays these days that I have been making lots and lots of quilts. I love it! First up, a little fella celebrated his 2nd birthday and I thought he might like this I-spy quilt. I was in a I-spy charm swap a few months back and finally had a chance to make use of these. This pattern is from Made by Rae's Storytime Quilt.
I've never worked with charms before, but I discovered they are very baby friendly-- by that I mean that I was able to layout the squares and do the chain piecing with baby in the baby carrier. She enjoyed her nap/sewing with me so much that we got started on one for her too!
One other thing I tried on this quilt is that I used Rae's cheater binding method. Since I actually love hand binding my quilts, I actually felt a bit guilty about trying this out, but I do have to say it turned out really nicely, was fast, and the little fella getting the quilt won't know the difference. So yay for those little timesavers!
I also made this quilt following this Moda bakeshop recipe for a little cousin who was born just last week. I got started before he was born and then waited for the name confirmation.
I really wanted to try some FMQ, but with all the transportation vehicles on the quilt, I started thinking about all the traffic in his area so I ended up doing straight line quilting to depict the gridlock. I'm so silly.
To do the quilting, I used a water soluble pencil and marked my lines 2 inches apart. This took a while and I have one of those quilting guides that I can attach to the foot (or someplace) near my needle, but I have no idea how to use it. I think that would have been faster :). Anyone want to tell me how to use this little attachment thing-y?
And lastly here is a sneak peek of one of my projects for the do.Good.Stitches host swap!
Linking up to Fabric Tuesday!