Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mother Goose Baby Quilt

One of my dear family members is expecting having twins. Can you imagine? So exciting! A girl and a boy. 

For her shower gift, I put together a Mother Goose themed quilt. The center is a panel and I added a red and a yellow border.

I use these nifty plastic clamps, purchased at one of our local home improvement stores. I clamp the edges of my quilt backing fabric, placed right side down, to my table. Then I layer the batting, then the quilt top, right side up.

I pin the layers together with those special curved pins, leaving all the pins open.

A regular spoon works just great to close all the pins. No need for a fancy gadget for this purpose.

One of my favorite parts of the process = trimming the quilt edges. 
That's when it starts looking like a nearly-finished project. 

The binding is actually the outer part of the panel that needed trimming up. 
And the backing is adorable -- sweet little prints of all the Mother Goose characters.

I hope the sweet new babies enjoy looking at the pictures on their quilt!

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P. said...

Very, very cute! That's a great idea to use those clamps on your table to hold the backing down. I love the quilting, especially the outer border.

Leslie said...

SOOO CUTE! I love this!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

What a lovely shower gift and thats for the ideas to use clamps and a spoon for the pins!

Kristen said...

It's perfect for a new baby! I love squaring the quilt up! It means you are so close to the end!

CJ said...

Sweet quilt!

Seams Inspired said...

What a cute quilt! Great idea about the clamps. Visiting from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. :o)

Ivory Spring said...

What a sweet quilt. Congrats on the new additions to your family! :)

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