I have been working on a quilt for my Mum, all in turquoise – green – blue hues and I need to make some minor projects in between. This time it is a baby quilt in black – grey – white tones. Pattern is Blakely Quilt by Meghan Buchanan from Then Came June.
The pattern is easy to follow. It perfectly explained all cutting and piecing steps. Meghan has on her website diverse color combinations of her Blakely quilt pattern. I have opted to make the baby one and I have used fabrics from my stash.
For the baby quilt backing, I have used a bedsheet from IKEA with a paisley pattern. The colours mirror exactly all the fabrics used in this quilt.
The quilt was a nice weekend project and the strip piecing went quick. The blocks are a good size – 13″ square finished. It was a matter of afternoon sitting at the sewing machine to finish the top.
I have quilted this baby project using the walking foot with a large zigzag stitch. Quilting thread used is Silk Finish Cotton in 40 from Amann Group Mettler in color 0331 light grey. I used to buy these threads in Prague. But because of the pandemic, I cannot travel. But now my Bernina representative is an official retailer of all Mettler threads and I can buy them locally.
For the quilt binding I have opted to use a yellow shade – Grellow Kona solid. This makes the baby quilt gender neutral.
Baby quilt size : 41″ x 41″ / Block size : 13″ x 13″
Wadding : Natur Bamboo Blend by Rosello – 50/50 bamboo cotton blend
Quilting thread : Mettler Silk Finish Cotton 40 – color 0331
Happy Easter and stay safe!