I put this on my FAL list for this quarter as a lovely friend from guild had just had a baby girl and I wanted to use some of the Cloud 9 knit fabrics that I picked up in a swap at my guild meeting.
I’ve never made a quilt from knit fabrics before so was a little bit apprehensive. I did a bit of reading around and got irritated by all the suggestions to interface the fabrics before sewing with them! I found this post by Carolyn Friedlander really helpful and confirmed that interfacing isn’t always the answer!
Anyway I picked some of the fabrics from the selection I had and worked out how big I could make each rectangle. I was working from fat eighths so basically quartered each one.
To stitch them together I tried to use my Janome Horizon but it really didn’t like the knit fabric so I quickly got out my overlocker which was more than happy to piece them.
I used whatever wadding I had in my stash; the handy thing about baby quilts is that they don’t need much wadding.
I quilted using the stretch stitch on my Horizon (number 6) and used Aurifil 2021 in the bobbin and woolly nylon on top. It seemed to work!The backing fabric is from Lizzy House’s Whisper palette and the binding is cut from a striped vintage sheet.
I gifted this to Charlotte and baby Lucy at our guild meeting in September and I’m ticking it off my FAL list and will link up in a couple of weeks at the end of the quarter!