About this blog

I am Amy, but here on the web I go by A.J. Dub. And hey, I like to craft!
Sometimes things turn out well so I will share with you how I did it.
Sometimes they don't turn out well and I will share that with you too!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The baby quilt

My friend received her quilt yesterday in the mail so I can share the quilt with you now.
The fabric is Fox Trails by Doohikey Designs for Riley Blake Designs.  I used Sugar Baby the Moda Bake Shop project from Jamie Mueller (jamiemueller.blogspot.com) of Sunflower Seeds.

I made a couple of changes to the pattern, just by turning some of the blocks sideways and widening the sashing to make the quilt a touch bigger. The only thing I don't like is that it is kind of long and narrow, so I don't know how it will work for use. I put it on my little girl's toddler bed and it didn't fit very well. I hope it is not a problem.

I used the fun all over print (tossed characters I think) in brown. I loved the pictures on it.
I did a pieced strip towards the bottom to add in the quilt label. For the label, I printed out the words, taped them to a window and traced them onto the fabric with the brown Pigma Micron pen. I heat set it with a dry iron. It faded a bit when I washed the quilt, but it should be fine.
The binding is leftover strips from the jelly roll. It is wider on the front than I like, so in the future I will stick with a 2 1/4 inch binding. I used the Elmer's School Glue method of binding again and it is totally machine bound with the finish being a loose zigzag stitch.

 I had some leftover fabric so I made a couple of burp cloths to match. I didn't do anything fancy, just sewed strips of fabric to the burp cloths.

You can see the cute little baby with his new quilt here, if you are interested.


  1. The baby quilt has come up just lovely...wonderful fabrics. I do all my binding with the elmers school glue, don't now how i coped before