Farm fabrics are a great choice for a baby quilt because they are gender neutral. I liked the easy way this quilt fell together, not only is the pattern really well designed but I have been making a lot of these! If you've missed the previous post you can read it here! I am just glad that this Baby Farm quilt is now complete and not just the one but both!
I was wondering in my last post how to quilt this theme and I first focused on trying to free hand quilt pigs, barns and farm windmills all with less than mediocre results. Whenever I want to quilt something I try to draw it first to get the muscle memory. Heck I could barely trace these shapes. Then a friend and facebook page reader suggested the fence or the tractor shapes that are in the fabric. It hit me that I could take that idea and deconstruct it in a cubist sort of way. It's not that I am Picasso but I can quilt geometric representations of things with more skill than actual items. So I stitched my representation of fences on the lattice, the cab part of the tractor on the yellow borders and the wheels in the focus fabric blocks. I snapped a picture of it, hope you can see the different quilting. And for me, it worked, I like it. Thanks Amy L. for the inspiration!
I really enjoyed doing the quilting because it was all a bit different, not just border to border. I like mixing it up. As I have done with the other two baby quilts from this same pattern, I used the extra fabric on the sides and bottoms to cut off and bind the quilt. I have finished six of this same pattern, I think I have it out of my system with this final baby farm quilt. Here is the completed quilt, both front and back.
And what is even more amazing, this is the first of the quilts that I have finished before the baby is here. I can't believe it either! I still want to try some more patterns from this fun baby quilt book and make some more table runners. Already my brain is looking for a new project to light it up. Sometimes I am so charged up about these new ideas and fabrics that I can barely sleep at night. Yes, I am a sewing nerd, thanks for noticing.
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