I’ve long admired a quilt I found on the no-longer-updated Katie Did blog – go here to see it. The quilt was made with two solids sandwiched together, and then lots and lots of improv stripes all across.
I’m also a fan of the black and white striped binding that Rita at Red Pepper Quilts uses on a lot of her creations.
For this baby quilt, I decided to finally combine both of those design elements into one fun and modern little quilt.
I used Kona cotton solids in gray and green, and then a random striped fabric for the binding.
As the tutorial for this quilt at Katie Did promised, this quilt used a lot of thread. I used up an entire spool and kept going. It wasn’t difficult at all, though. And after 2 cycles through the wash and dryer, I love the texture. (It didn’t require two washes for texture – I just wanted to be sure that the embroidered name would hold up.)
Since it’s for a newborn, I thought embroidering her name would make this quilt extra special. I decided to wait to do the embroidery until after quilting it, so that I didn’t stitch quilting lines all through her name. This made embroidery a little more difficult, since I couldn’t pull the needle all the way through, or she’d have her name backwards on the back of the quilt. It wasn’t too difficult to figure out, though. I used a simple backstitch, over top of a light pencil sketch of her name.