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Green Teddy Quilt Finished

Posted by supermom on April 20, 2011

I completed the green teddy baby quilt last Wednesday and was able to mail it off on our way out of town before our marathon trip to Canada.  It’s making its way to a little one in Japan via the Quilters Newsletter “Quilts for Japan” Appeal.  I received delivery confirmation that it had arrived Monday at Quilters Newsletter, well ahead of the April 30th deadline.

Before I mailed it off, I made sure to take lots of pictures.

Here is the front of the quilt.

As I mentioned in my WIP Wednesday post from two weeks ago, before quilting it I hand-basted the layers using Sharon Schamber’s method.  I’ll be writing a more thorough review after I’ve used it to baste a few more projects, but for now I’ll just say that this method of basting works!

I straight-line quilted horizontally and vertically 1/4 inch from the seams on either side the blocks.  And then for the border I sewed two lines 1/4 inch apart, then a 1/2 separation and two more lines 1/4 apart.

This is the back (complete with shadows of the other clotheslines.) Next time I will remember to turn the quilt around before photographing the back.

I sewed the binding with alternating patches of the green teddy flannel and the green flannel.

Here is a closer look at the binding.

The quilt got kind of fluffy and shrank a bit after I washed and dried it even though I had pre-washed the flannel.  Finished size was approx. 46″ X 58″.

There’s still time to send off a quilt or two if you’ve got ones you’ve made but don’t have plans for.   The address and other mailing info can be found here.


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