My neighbor commissioned me to do a quilt for her from a purchased panel made from chenille and flannel. She got this one at the same time she bought the pink and white panel, which I also quilted for her.
I used high loft polyester batting with Sew Fine thread, which created a trapunto look. It’s quite cuddly and soft, and I think it will be loved for a long time.
She likes satin binding on the baby quilts, and while I understand why, they aren’t exactly the easiest thing to apply. However, since I made the first quilt I saw a demonstration on TV by Nancy Zieman that showed how to sew the corners closed as you attach the binding, and I tried it on this quilt.
Of course, I wasn’t able to find the demonstration online anywhere after I saw it aired on TV, so it took me awhile to get to finishing the project. I used a straight, rather than a zigzag and it finished up quite nicely, although it does leave a bit of a “lip” on the back of the quilt. I think I’ll try a decorative stitch next time. The only thing I wish I could have figured out was how to hide the seam that connects the ends of the satin in that corner. Maybe someone out there can tell me of a better way?