I was very happy to be asked to make a baby quilt recently. I was given free reign as long as it was girly and had some nice quilting on it.
This is what I came up with:
I chose hearts and kept the design simple so as to leave big open areas for quilting. The finished quilt measures 35" x 43".
I used bondaweb and machine appliqed the hearts. There is no trapunto here, instead I used a thick 6 oz polyester wadding (batting). Outline quilting, then flattening the background with stippling really makes the hearts and feathers 'pop'.
I free motion quilted this on my domestic machine. I will be practicing my frame quilting in the new year but until then I am doing it they way I know best.
Decided to try a half feather in the pink border and i love how it turned out.
I finished the quilt with a piano key border, rounded off the corners and bound with a plain pink.
This quilt will be delivered to new owner next week and will be given as a gift. I hope they love it as much as I do :)
I'll leave you with one last close up.