|All wrapped up and ready to go and keep a baby warm.|
I decided to do an appliqué word at the bottom. I had some spare iron on appliqué stuff (I can't for the life of me remember what it is called), but couldn't figure out a word. The baby name is the usual choice - but I didn't know that. I have also seen the great "eat, play, sleep, repeat" baby quilt, but that seemed like too much work! The main fabric gave me a hint in the end - zombies are attracted by loud noises and lights. See, it says so ...
|Critical zombie survival information.|
And as Princess rightly said, "shhh..." is what you say when the baby is sleeping. Precisely.
|Terrible inside photo taken first thing this morning.|
The appliqué was done by printing up the letters "S" and "h" from Microsoft Word. The font is American Typewriter, and I used size 600. I then cut the letters out and traced around them (back to front) with a pen on to one side the iron on fusible web. The letters were ironed on to the back of the fabric. Then I cut them out along the shape of the letter, and ironed them on to the quilt top. I blanket stitched around the edge in white thread. If I was more confident with my machine appliqué skills with Bernie, I would have used colour thread. I'll save that for next time.
The fabric is Zombie Apocalypse by Emily Taylor Design for Riley Blake. I discovered there are zombie doll panels on fabric.com this morning. My life is pretty much incomplete without one, so a panel may have fallen into my shopping cart. Like I don't have enough fabric or projects.
I used some soft towelling for the back - it is drapey and warm, and 100% cotton, which I think is important for baby. I love minky, but find polyester doesn't breathe. It has been quilted in my favourite new quilting technique - wavy lines across the quilt, 2" apart. The chevron binding is also from Riley Blake.
On reflection, I would have preferred to use dark grey for the lettering - but that is a lesson learned for next time. As it turns out, it was just as well I didn't muck around with the quilt. While I was doing the quilting, the baby turned up at Saturday lunch time on a friend's bathroom floor. Daddy helped deliver him together with the help of emergency services over the phone. The little guy is doing well, and Mum looks fantastic. Phew. Talk about making my hospital delivery look like high tea at the Hilton.
Hope you're all doing well and had a great weekend!