Friday, August 15, 2014

A Modern Scottish Baby Quilt Finish

I did have fun designing and making this quilt for a very special cousin. My family is of Scottish descent and  my cousin's husband is also. As a matter of fact, my cousin's husband and family recently visited Scotland. So my goal in making this quilt was to incorporate a Scottish theme. That is easier said than done with a baby quilt. Thistles and plaid made it to the top of my list to use.

I used three shades of yellow and pieced a gingham top.
I used a tattoo design of a Celtic Thistle and used reverse applique' with dark grey fleece. I thought the fleece would be fun for baby to touch.

I found this yellow and grey fabric in my stash that fit it perfectly in both color and size.

I used Aurifil 50wt to piece it together, then tried some new types of threads for quilting. I used Aurifil invisible thread to stitch in the ditch and to stitch my faux piped binding, that worked wonderfully well. Then I used Aurifil 40wt and 28 wt to create the "plaid" with straight line stitching.

I used Quilters Dream Puff batting so that it would be soft for the baby to play on, but yet fabulously washable.

This is Jess, the mama-to-be, her grandma (my aunt) was looking on from behind.
I even took the time to sign my quilt.

The straight line stitching isn't really straight, but the quilt was made with love. Hopefully, that's what the baby and her mama feels when they touch this quilt.

Today, I'm linking up with TGIFF, Link-A-Finish Friday, Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop and Finish It Up Friday

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  1. It turned out cute! Love the reverse applique!

  2. very very pretty, I love the applique, and I think the baby will love touching it.

  3. It turned out lovely. You did a great job. I love the quilting.

  4. I love the colors in this quilt, and how snugly it looks. I bet the baby and Momma love it!

  5. What a great quilt! I love the thistle especially. The colors are perfect. Nice work!

  6. Cute! I have been following along as you made this one and i love how it finished!

  7. I love the soft colors and I'm sure that the quilt will be treasured over the years. Nice!!

  8. You did such a great job on this. I love how you created your very own plaid!

  9. I think you ought to be held responsible if the baby grows up and wants a thistle tattoo. The enlarged gingham is a clever idea, and your quilting compliments it nicely.