Congratulations! You finished your baby quilt top. The fabric and colors are superb and match perfectly with the baby’s new room. Now it is time to do the hand quilting. But the dilemma is in choosing the perfect design. After the hours and time spent on the baby quilt top, the design of the hand quilting must be just right. But where to start?
Baby Quilt Design Puzzles
When designing a new baby quilt, there is material all over my sewing room. Once I settle on my pattern, then I can put away a few of the piles and choose the right fabric. But first I must contend with the blues to my right, greens to the left, and the soft baby pinks that are within reach straight ahead.
“One yard of fabric, like one cookie, is never enough!”
When designing a new baby quilt, the choice of fabric is so essential to my design. I sit for hours in quiet solitude with my “stash” just rummaging through the piles of organized chaos. I keep my materials together by color, but from that point the rest is truly a decision unique to each and every handmade baby quilt that I design.