I wanted to make a quilt for my little baby girl. I was 39 weeks pregnant when I purchased the material for it. Several people joked with me that if I started a project it would make the baby come sooner. So, I guess you could say I sort of hoped I wouldn’t be able to finish this quilt, at least not right away.
I had never sewn a ruffle before. So I called my sister, who is an experienced sewer, but is usually up to her eyeballs in trains, shooters and rockets with her two little boys. When I asked her if she knew how to sew a ruffle she replied, “A ruffle? Hmmm….I don’t know…we don’t really do ruffles here.” With that, I turned to google and I found a great ruffle tutorial here.
I folded the sides over and hemmed the raw edges down on my ruffle strips, this way the ruffles looked more finished. I quickly learned that sewing ruffles takes a lot of fabric. So I had to go back to the store to get more fabric halfway through.
Before attaching the ruffles I quilted the gray fabric on my mom’s long arm quilting machine. Then, I attached the ruffles. I marked even, concentric squares on the gray quilt top. I then pinned the ruffles on to my markings. I sewed the ruffles on with my walking foot because the fabric layers were pretty thick at this point. Lastly, I put a yellow binding on.
All finished...still no baby. Baby Kate didn’t arrive for another two weeks!
|Kate (almost 4 months) loves how tactile the quilt is!|