A dear friend of mine asked for quilt for her newborn nephew. I had a feeling this one would suit him perfectly. I was right.
About a year or so ago I decided to make a quilt out of seersucker. I didn’t have a recipient in mind but I knew I wanted to keep the colors soft and light, and the quilting very organic- no straight lines. Seersucker reminds me of summer and the beach. The wavy lines on the light blue were like the ocean. The backing in crisp, clean white cotton.
There was no piecing. Just a whole piece of fabric for the top, batting, and bottom, basted together and wavy lines sewn back and forth, back and forth.
It was a labor of love and wasn’t completed in a day or two but isn’t it true that the more time it takes, the more satisfying the outcome?
I added a simple black dot cotton binding and the quilt was complete.
Like I said, that was over a year ago. Part of me wanted to keep it, part of me thought I should list it on Etsy and sell it. My gut was right. I waited and when Susan asked for a quilt for her nephew, Tripp, I just knew it would be his.
I chose royal blue for his name and applied the letters with a zig-zag stitch. I’m getting better (and faster) at applique. This is one skill that takes time and lots and lots of practice!
I’m happy this seersucker quilt has found a home and can’t wait to see Baby Tripp snuggling with it!
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