Thursday, February 18, 2010

Boy’s Quilt – Almost Done!

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It’s almost done! I can hardly stand it…I quilted it up today. The quilting isn’t completely straight…but, hey – it’s a wonky 9-patch, right? Straight isn’t exactly what we’re looking for! I was really happy to see that the quilting didn’t affect the feel of the plush fabric on the back – still super soft for the baby to snuggle!

Here’s my dilemma now, though – we’re binding it tomorrow. I have some binding in a color that I adore (unbleached cotton) all made up. The only problem is, it’s “continuous” bias binding. The process of making that makes it…well, not exactly straight. And it’s bias cut, so it’s stretchy and a little hard to work with. However, I know it will go on just fine…and I love the look with the rest of the quilt.

But…is it too “grown up”? Would it look better with the excess minky just folded over and sewn around? This quilt hasn’t turned out to be exactly a “baby” quilt in any way except size, and the backing…but I love it! I think it will look great in a nursery…and later on the foot of a big boy bed!

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You can kind of see both…

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Here’s the unbleached cotton binding…

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…and here’s the minky as binding. Thoughts?

5 comments:

LeeAnn said...

It's really pretty! I like the minky folded over so it will be soft on the edges too.

Tammy said...

Don't do minkee on the edges... it will drive you crazier than the cotton on the bias. I could have told you the minkee quilts pretty well, that is what I put on the back of all my baby quilts also. I actually was quilting one today for my future nephew. His has Superman/Batman/Spiderman prints to appease Dad. He also is getting a Black Apple Doll withan A's hat and a batman logo cape... sweet!

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

That is so lovely. I like the cotton binding myself but both are great.

Myrnie said...

Another vote for cotton binding :)

Casey said...

Cotton! The minky will drive you crazy as a binding. :) The quilt is lovely!