Sunday, October 17, 2010

Car Seat Quilt for Baby Asa

Rebecca and I went to the Falling for Handmade craft show in Gaithersburg, MD on Saturday. On Friday night I whipped up a little car seat quilt as a gift for her newborn Asa. I used some of my favorite fabrics in orange, green, aqua, and yellow.

I cut them into 5x5 charm squares
I sewed 4 rows of 4 charms together and bordered them with 2 different colored 2.5" strips from a Kona solid jelly roll I had lying around. Next I selected my backing fabric and put my quilt sandwich together.

I decided to try straight line quilting which actually worked pretty well with my design and fabric selection. It was so easy working with this size quilt for a change! I chose a nice complementary aqua for both the thread and bobbin. 

In a matter of hours I was finished piecing, quilting, and was ready to put on my binding. I had a bit of extra backing fabric so I cut it into strips and used it for the binding as well which I think ties the two sides together nicely.

The finishing touch was a hexie label that I embroidered. I really should have drawn what I was going to embroider prior to stitching so I could get the spacing right. The embroidery reads 'for Asa by NMW'. 


Kate said...

So cuhute!

Rebecca said...

Asa loves his quilt! The colors are perfect and you did an amazing job! It's beautiful! Thank you Natalie!!

Nina said...

I love it!