I’ve been playing catch-up in making quilts for family members and friends who’ve had babies recently (or not so recently now). Ideally, I’d like to give a quilt immediately upon a birth or even before. BUT, as I’m juggling this full and happy, if not a little chaotic household, quilts are getting turned out 6+ months later. Anyway, Isaac was born in April and he got his quilt last month.
Here is his quilt:
I tried a new personalization technique with this quilt and it worked out ok – I’ll probably try it again sometime. As you can see in the last two photos, I used my sewing machine’s alphabet to embroider “Isaac” and “Ziggy” (his mama’s favorite nick name for him) into the quilt’s binding.
I made my double-fold binding strips like I do with every quilt. I will be posting a tutorial on that in the future. Before I sewed the binding onto the quilt top, I picked two random areas of the binding to place the names. I then selected the letters on my sewing machine and let the machine stitch them. Then, I sewed the binding onto the quilt top.
The “Isaac” ended up on one of the sides of the quilt, but the “Ziggy” ended up smack dab on a corner. When I try this technique again, I might take more care so the personalized name or message doesn’t end up on a corner, just because it makes it a little more difficult to read.
One last thing, this quilt pattern is the same one I used for another quilt I’ve written about recently on the blog. Here’s a photo:
With Isaac’s quilt, I made the blocks a little smaller and included more of them than in Jace’s quilt above. Of course, the color choices make the two look very different.
Here are the block instructions: How to make a snowball block
And here are instructions on sewing the blocks together: Sewing a quilt top together