There's nothing like the feeling of accomplishment to boost your spirits.
And so, here is Brooklyn's Bridge. I used a pattern from this book and made the throw size version, which just used 30-2 1/2" strips, exactly what I had for this line of fabric!
It is going to be a baby blanket for a friend who named her daughter-to-be Brooklyn and the latticing on it kind of reminded me of city bridge over water, hence the name "Brooklyn's Bridge".
|Did you see the headstone in the background?|
I quilted it in an allover curlique, and it was the first time I had tried quilting that pattern. I need more practice at it, but I loved how fast the quilting went!
The backing is an ivory minkee fabric, which will be so cozy to snuggle under when rocking a cranky baby back to sleep in the middle of the night!
I might have taken this out on a test snuggle on the couch the other night...maybe :)
I also did my first real attempt at machine binding. I machine bound a quilt last year, but I didn't know what in the heck I was doing and it was two days before Christmas for a Christmas gift, so I just kind of guessed at how to do it in order to get it done. Needless to say, it wasn't very pretty, but it was done.
This time, I followed this tutorial, posted by Red Pepper Quilts, and had much better results. There are a couple things I need to work on, but overall, I was happy and came out with a nifty tip on matching the ends of the binding together!
The baby shower is this weekend, and it is so nice knowing I have a gift all ready to go, all snuggly and handmade, and super-sweet!