You may remember a few weeks back I pulled some random fabrics together and whipped up a baby quilt top just for fun. These lovely fabrics…
…were pulled together to create this lovely baby quilt!
I decided to quilt this bad boy with some yellow variegated sulky thread, which is officially my new
favorite obsession. It has a beautiful shine and a lovely variety of shades. In addition, I had no problems with tension or thread breaks like I have had with other threads while free motion quilting. I am sure I will be using this type of thread in the future. The quilting is a free motion pebble in the gray pieced areas, and I did some stitch in the ditch to give it a little more definition (especially for the back). As much as I love pebble quilting. I am not a fan of an entire quilt covered in it. I like quilts to have some loft and softness, and I feel that a dense all over quilting pattern can make a quilt too stiff. So for this quilt I left the other color areas unquilted.
Because this quilt is small it really is just a baby quilt, but I didn’t feel that it was very baby friendly with its somewhat dark colors and angular feel. So for the back I decided to go with this beautiful Fort Firefly print.
I think it ties in nicely with the front and it softens this otherwise tough quilt up a bit. But to be honest I love this quilt so much, I almost wish I could keep it and hang it on my wall to admire everyday. Oh well, off to its new life of baby snuggles.