Katie's Baby Quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Doing a pieced back was new for me and I'm happy with the way it turned out. I did not want to go get more fabric, and I didn't want that huge pink print in my stash! What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a great pattern for beginners! You can make it as big or small as you want with more rows/columns. When you cut the strip sets (or strata as Nancy calls them), line up your ruler with the horizontal seams rather than the top and bottom of the strip.

What you will need

  • Meadow Friends by Deb Strain; Crazy for Dots and Stripes by RJR Fabrics; 100% cotton batting;

Q&A with Bonnie Wilson

patz in suffolk asked:
Using such a restricted number of patterns on the one quilt has really made it look good - so neat and ordered! I really like it and don't think you should fight shy of FMQ. I was worried about it for a long time, but had to quilt a double sided quilt and found that if I did it "in the ditch" the two sides wouldn't coincide. I therefore had to take my courage in both hands and get on with it! I stippled away for ages and now I'm much more adventurous (not sure if I'm much more skilful or confident) but I keep trying! Give it a go on something small and I'm sure you'll surprise yourself!
Bonnie Wilson answered:
Thanks for the encouragement! It has helped that I recently bought a new machine - a Pfaff Ambition 1.5. I previously was sewing and quilting on a Brother 6000i. I bought a cheap machine because I wasn't sure if I would be any good at this quilting thing. Anyway, it lasted about a year. On the new machine, I stipple-quilted a table topper (about 36 inches square) and it turned out great! So I think I might be ready finally!