Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Alyssa Quilt: part 3 (finishing it up)

Today it's time to finish up this quilt!
You can check out Step 1 and Step 2 in prior blog posts

Step 1:
 Last time we pieced the blocks together so the first step today is add your border.  On this quilt I added a 3 1/2" border of a coordinating Miss Kate fabric.  On the twin Alyssa quilt I will be adding two borders, the inner border will be a 2 1/2" white border (my light color will be white on that quilt) and the outer will be a 4" colorful border.

Step 2:

Baste your quilt.  (I duck tape my individual pieces to the concrete floor in my basement and then pin them together.)

Step 3: 

Quilt your quilt.  

Step 4:

Bind your quilt (sorry on this post I'm not going into much detail on this)

Most quilts I stitch the binding to the front and then hand stitch the binding to the back, but baby quilts get washed more and need more strength so I stitch the binding to the back first and the stitch it to the front like this:

There you have it, these quilts are so easy to make!  

I made two of these Alyssa style baby quilts (and I still have fabric to make another quilt for a cousin having their first baby):

One had one floralish back and one has a polka dot back so they can be used for twins. They are both available in shop oetsy

I have linked up to:  Freshly Pieced // MyQuiltInfatuation  // Quilt Story // Free Motion By The River // Blossom Heart Quilts // Sew Fresh Quilts


Nilya said...

Wow, your quilting Looks excelent!

Anita said...

Lovely baby quilts!

Kaja said...

What pretty quilts - perfect for a baby.

Jacqui S. said...

So nice to see how you have used the fabrics generously in making your quilts.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful quilt, I love the pattern and the fabrics.

Rachel said...

I like how the backs are different but coordinated. Just right for siblings. Very little opportunity for "but his\hers is better!" :) Nice work!

Shannon @ Modern Tradition Quilts said...

Those quilts have beautiful colors. Love them! BTW, I too host a weekly linky party and would love for you to share your projects with my readers as well. Awesome work!--Shannon w/ Modern Tradition Quilts

RobotMomSews said...

Very cute quilt finishes!