Oct 15, 2012

Baby Brit Quilt Along, week #10

 I wasn't able to finish machine quilting my Baby Brit quilt, but I took a big bite out of it!  I quilted all six blocks in the ditch, along every single seam.  
It was difficult to decide how to quilt it.  I love the blocks and the fabrics in each of them and didn't want to deter from the design.  I thought quilting in the ditch would preserve the beauty of the blocks.  I am going to do some fancy quilting on the white sashing and the polka dot binding.  
Here is the photo of my pinned quilt.

I put the photo sideways because you can see it closer.
See how quilting in the ditch makes the crosses in the block pop?

I have been dying to show you the fabric I bought for the back, Riley Blake's Chevron in red!  The stripes will be vertical on the quilt.  It is hard to see in this photo, but you can tell the shape of the Union Jack block by the quilting lines.  Notice the smaller line of Chevron?  That is where I joined the two pieces of fabric together.

Another tidbit of information, it took a whole hour to quilt each block!  That is way more time than I would have expected.
Next week I will try and have the quilting finished.
How are you doing on your quilt?


  1. Oh, I really like this! Red always makes me happy! :)

  2. The quilt really did turn out so lovely! And the chevron red backing is perfect!

  3. Oh my gosh this is so beautiful. good for you, love love it