My friend, Becky just had her second baby, Xavier. I made this little quilt to give to them when I got to go and meet the little man last weekend.
I found this adorable vehicles fabric for really cheap when my local Hancock closed.
I did the circle applique where you put 2 layers of fabric facing together and stitch around the edge, cut a slit in the back and flip. Super quick and easy! Super adorable!
This was the sketch I did to come up with the quilting on this one. I ended up scrapping a few things on the sketch, but I’m still happy with the results.
I wanted the strips of quilting with the ribbon quilting in it to resemble train tracks.
I wanted the quilt to have a lot of texture to make up for the minimal applique.
Aren’t the pebbles fun?
I like the way the pebbles and the “train tracks” fit together.
I think it flows with the applique, too.
I really like the way it came out.
I wish I would have used a different batting though. This is the Quilter’s Dream Green batting. It’s a very nice batting. It drapes very nicely. It’s so soft. It has a nice weight. I just kind of prefer a bit of a crinkle to my quilts and I feel like this one is missing it.
Don’t you think it is missing a bit of a poof?
I used the same fabric in the applique bubbles on the front and for the majority of the backing. Isn’t it cute?
I like the airplanes the best I think.
I do think the boats are adorable, too, though.
Once again I didn’t do a “proper” label. This one reads: Xavier Thomas Fields 10-25-13
❤ Jessica Toye
Pattern: Designed by me.
Fabric: Grey is a solid Kona (I think). Print is a bargain from when my Hancock closed and I think it’s a M’Liss print. Binding is a beautiful red that is printed to look like a woven from JoAnn’s.
Thread for quilting: The Bottom Line (60 wt.) in Gray.