Monday, August 24, 2015
Rubber Ducky Quilt
I finished the baby quilt. It is bright and yellow and I really like it.
What I don't like is that the clear polyester thread leaves VERY slightly scratchy bits where they are cut short. It makes for a great quilting thread, as you don't have to change colors all the time, but it tangles FREQUENTLY All the poky bits were a pain.
I sat down with some cuticle scissors, because sewing scissors did not cut close enough to the fabric. I brushed my hand over every stitch on both sides of the quilt, cutting as I felt little pokes. I sure hope I got them all, because I want the new baby to adore this quilt.
The satin binding is silky smooth and I picture this baby rubbing her fingers up and down the edges, like my kids did with their blankets.
I am loving my new basket making, so I made a wee basket out of the yellow scraps to go with the quilt. Small babyish things can be placed in there.
Maybe it will have a spot on the changing table. I didn't put any embellishments on it is case they are pulled off and consumed by a small baby. No choking hazards for THIS baby!
I finished the quilt, so where is the baby? Guess Vanessa is still making that gift for ME!