Wednesday, September 13, 2023

WIP in September

The work on  the baby quilt continues.  I found a perfect flannel piece for the back.  It has sage green to match the front and brick red that I love.



I love to use flannel for baby quilts.  If I can't use all flannel, I will at lease put it on the back.  Flannel makes the quilt so snugly and warm. 

For this quilt, I'm using a bamboo batting from Moda.  A while ago our guild had a Moda rep. as a speaker in one of our meeting.  It was very informative and fun to see new fabric lines that Moda had in store.  She also showed us the new bamboo blend batting.  I had an awful experience with a bamboo batting as I wrote about it here.  I discussed my concerns with her and she offered a sample for me to use.  I was skeptical so I haven't even open the bag all these times until I found it again in the closet.   


Upon the first inspection, the batting seems to be smooth and clean with no visible bamboo chips embedded in the fiber.  That was one of my major concerns.  The next concern is bearded through the fabric.  I guess we'll know that when I actually quilt it.  I'm crossing my fingers!!  If the batting come through in the first line of quilting, I'll immediately take out the batting.  Don't want to have go through the nightmare experience like last time.  On the positive side, I like the fact that bamboo is a naturally anti-bacterial, Eco friendly and renewable material.  And this one is also manufactured in the USA.

Next, I basted the quilt and now it's ready for quilting.  So far so good, no batting shed through.



I'm still thinking about the quilting design.  I'm opting for straight lines, but it'll be a few days before I start the quilting.

What's on your work table this week?  Are you having fun making it?   Hope you're having a great time doing what you love....

Thanks for visiting.   Margo

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  1. I'm looking forward to seeing how this bamboo batt works for you. As I was looking at the pinned baby quilt I realized straight line vertical quilting would actually look good on the quilt. (Plus it would be pretty easy to take out if you need to.) Hope you have a productive week this week. I'm already feeling good about what I've done and half the week is left!

  2. Oooh straight lines might be just the thing! So glad you have a new sample of batting to try. Let me know how it works for you. Thanks for sharing on my Wednesday Wait Loss.

  3. I honestly did not know Moda made batting - I'll have to check that out. Love the backing, and the front is spectacular. Hope you have a great rest of the week!

  4. I'll be interested to see what you think of the bamboo batting in practice. Bearding is definitely a concern. I'm curious about the loft and weight, too. Your modern design is unique but perfect for a crib quilt.

  5. Love that backing you found - it is perfect for that gorgeous front!! Let us know about the batting - I have used bamboo before I loved it - but I can't remember the manufacturer

  6. Hi Margo, good luck with that new bamboo batting. In theory, bamboo is a great idea for batting. Looking forward to hearing about the results. Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks.


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