Charlotte's Baby Quilt

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Charlotte's Baby Quilt Link to website or photo What are you most proud of? I really struggle free motion embroidering the labels of my quilts - this is about the best my embroidery has ever been! What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a small quilt, but still useful. It is a great size to practise free motion quilting.

What you will need

  • 100% cotton (one moda charm pack for the front
  • plus white cotton for sashing and a printed cotton from Ikea for the backing). Wadding is 100% bamboo.

Q&A with Amanda

MrsPumpkinPie asked:
Your baby quilt is fab! Love the colours! I just received my charm pack in the post today and I'm getting ideas for my first project.. I think this could be it! Thanks :)
Amanda answered:
Great! Have you looked at the Moda Bake Shop site? They have loads of great (free) patterns for quilts using charm packs and other cuts. I love the baby pinwheel quilt, it uses just one charm pack too. :-)
Keren asked:
hi, I have a question about the white strips. Did you add short white strips in between the squares to make rows, and then connected a row with the squares and a white strip row? Or did you somehow only use long white strips? Thank you, Keren
Amanda answered:
The first! Yes, I added short white strips between blocks to make rows, then joined the rows with long white strips. I didn't worry too much, but you need to pin a little bit to keep the squares aligned when you are sewing up the rows.
Martita asked:
How clever! Just adorable!
Amanda answered:
laura kae asked:
I love your quilt! By the way how do you do free motion embroidery?
Amanda answered:
Thanks! I lower the feed dogs and use a darning foot. With thicker quilting thread i often have to alter the bobbin tension a little. The I just have to focus/relax and get into the rhythm of it.
Jeannee asked:
really pretty! You did a really good job!
Amanda answered: