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Baby Quilt for Baby Thompson
by April Henry
Some of you probably remember when we hired our very first employee, Rebekah. Then a couple of years ago we were so excited to see her get engaged and married to Burl. Well, they are expecting their first baby any day now and we had a baby shower for her just this past Sunday. A friend and I decided to make her a little quilt with the bright bold colors that Rebekah so enjoys.
The pattern and fabrics are by Sandy Klop of American Jane (Moda). The quilt was pieced, appliqued and quilted -- all on the Singer Featherweight. We added a border to make the quilt a bit larger, but the prairie points were part of the original pattern.
Using iron-on interfacing, the circles are stitched, cut, and turned right side out to iron onto each charm.
Then each quarter circle is top-stitched and appliqued to each charm square.
The circles are reassembled, carefully aligning so that the fabrics blend well as well as looking out to make sure each circle is reformed as circular as possible.
The seams are pressed open because of the added bulk, but the Featherweight Accurate Seam Guide works so well for making sure that the quarter inch seams are perfectly aligned. A lot of fabric bulk can make accuracy difficult but the guide is thick enough and makes it easy to work right along the edge.
Prairie points added and quilt quilted -- the Walking Foot made this come together so nicely.
All finished! The bright red circles give it quite the modern pop. Now we wait for baby! :)