Light-Blue Batik Baby Quilt Finished

While this Light-Blue baby quilt made using some pretty batik fabrics is complete, it did not take the easy route. Or it wasn’t the easy route for me as far as quilting goes, but complete it is. Woohoo! This is our last finish for 2020 and also our last December OMG (one monthly goal) project for this year. We are definitely linking up this finish with Patty at Elm Street Quilts.

Light-Blue Prep

Back in May of this year, a coordinating Dark-Blue batik baby quilt was finished and shared. All of the fabrics for both of these quilts were ordered at the same time with two Irish Chain baby quilts in mind. We always seem to be a bit short of the quilts that are ideal for baby boys, so these two should change that.

The strips were cut for both quilts at the same time since the nine-patch blocks are essentially the same. Strip sewing made for quick work and the nine-patches were together lickety split.

Light-Blue Bliss

A layout of the good ‘ole design wall ensued and before you know it, rows were stacked up for me to begin sewing.

The light-blue borders were added, it was layered with a cute backing, and the project was selected for our December OMG. That’s when the blissful feelings about this project started to wan.

It’s a Light-Blue Headache

Having just watched two different bloggers who offered videos of quilting nine-patch blocks with ruler work, that seemed like the natural progression and choice for this quilt. I poured over my selection of rulers like my life depended on it and then happily started quilting. Snap, crackle, and pop – my thread was breaking like crazy. I pulled the machine apart for a good cleaning, changed the needle, lowered the ruler foot, and rethreaded both the top and bobbin. Snap, crackle, pop, and skip – skipped stitches galore plus broken threads.

A timeout was given to both the project and me until after Christmas. Was that long enough? It didn’t matter because the end-of-month deadline was quickly approaching.

The breaking and skipping continued so I resorted to using a water soluble and a chalk marker to sketch the design. Out came the walking foot to replace the ruler foot and quilting was completed. This binding was added and it was quickly thrown into the washing machine to ensure the markings came out.

Light-Blue Batik Baby Quilt Ta-Da

Since we’re expecting a new baby boy to join the ranks with Dominic, Addison, and cousin, Colt, this will be perfect for him. Here it is, in all of its glory just freshly washed and dried. First, the cute backing . . .

. . . and the front side showing the quilting fairly well. Also, here it is with the dark-blue batik and baby Colt modeling for us.

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17 Responses

  1. Nancy Bekedam says:

    EEEk! Baby Colt is sooo cute on that quilt!!! Great job getting past the frustrating part and finishing!!!

  2. I love babies. Baby quilts are my favorite to make. Love the blue.

  3. Lucky baby getting loved in Batiks. They are a favorite for me.

  4. Congrats on conquering the quilting issues and finishing your OMG! It has to fee so good to get that one off the list.

  5. Susan Nixon says:

    Fabulous blue finishes! Colt is growing fast!

  6. So glad you finished it! It is a terrific quilt and will be loved well, and baby Colt is perfect on it…looking more like a baby here than in Thursday’s photos.

  7. patty says:

    So sweet! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly and congrats on your finish!

  8. Angie says:

    Roseanne – I am sure it was frustrating in the midst of it, but you found a path through it. And what a lovely result! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  9. quiltinggail says:

    Hi Roseanne,
    Glad you were able to find a workable solution … and the quilt looks great!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

  10. Chrisknits says:

    So proud of you for persevering!!! You fid it and now on to things that don’t cause you issues!

  11. Rochelle Summers says:

    A beautiful quilt. the backing is great. Baby won’t know the troubles it caused.

  12. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    Love the blues and the backing is just adorable!! I know new baby will love his quilt! Great ta-done, even after the rocky start!!

  13. Two wonderful quilts for the price of one – well, you get my drift. Sooooo glad the ruler-quilting debacle is now a ‘lesson-learned’ and time to move on from the nightmares!

  14. thedarlingdogwood says:

    Ahoy Primatey!!! I love that line, I’ve used it in several quilts myself. Your quilt top is beautiful too, of course!

  15. Despite all the headache with the quilting, it sure is a pretty quilt!

  16. Cocoa Quilts says:

    Laura those blues are great for boy quilts. I do love the dark blue one best.

  17. Laura says:

    Love the backing! Sweet quilt…the effort to finish was worthwhile! 🙂

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