Saturday, February 4, 2017

Tuned Into Texture--Project Quilting Challenge 3

This past week sewists were challenged to think about texture and include it in a project.

I was stumped. I was busy. But I wanted to take part.

I looked at my pile of scraps from trimming my Baby Lattice Quilt and thought I could use them to make a matching baby bib and throw in some texture.

I got out the seam ripper and removed all of the white to use up the patterned fabric pieces.

I sewed the scraps wanky-panky together. (cool word, eh?)
I didn't want it to look like perfect patchwork.

Using my bib template that I've used a billion-jillion times to check for size,
I traced and trimmed the fabric.

I wanted to add a flower applique with some "poof",
so I cut a matching piece of batting to sew under each layer of the flower.
I used the blanket stitch around each flower. Very organic stitching!

Now it was time for the fun part! Thinking about the ripples in water when a stone is thrown in, I went for the "ripple" look around the flower. I sewed it onto a piece of batting that was in the scrap pile. I just zig-zagged them together to make a piece large enough. Perfect!

The ripple/echo quilting was the most fun! It really does give this sweet bib a lot of texture.

It was cut free from the batting and stitched with a gray polka-dot backing,
then top stitched for stability.

With my label, all it needs is a snap!

The bib measures 9.5" x 14". It has 3 layers and is a scrappy patchwork design.
Completed in my sewing room in Dubuque, Iowa.


  1. I think you met the challenge. What a great place to add texture! Every baby needs all the tactile things around them for sure. I'm crazy about the echo stitching and especially the fact its off center on the bib. I will add "wanky panky" to my quilting vocabulary. Great job!

  2. Nice! Do you make these in adult sizes?

  3. Cute! What a great use of matching scraps!

  4. Adorable use of those scraps! Both the quilt and the bib will make a lovely gift. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  5. I love that you used the leftovers so creatively. Perfect!