|Housetops quilt with Baptist fan quilting|
I bought these darling bunnies on blue for the back and bound it with a tiny blue and white stripe. Stripes are our favorite binding, aren't they.
|Bunnies on the back of the Housetop baby quilt|
Including conversation prints is always a fun game for me. Here are some sophisticated sparrows in orange rain (?), bicycles, and fish.
|Bird, bicycle, and fish print fabrics on the Housetop baby quilt|
And I had to include these charming owls, my college mascot.
|Owl print fabric on the Housetop baby quilt|
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Size: 38" x 38"
Design: Housetop or Handkerchief Corners
Batting: Mountain Mist Blue Ribbon100% cotton
Thread: green Aurifil cotton 50/2 thread
Quilting: Free-motion Baptist fans
I believe the intended use of the quilt informs the type of care it requires. One of my goals is that people love, use, and even wear out the quilts I make. Of course, I'd like them to use them gently and take care of them - rather like polishing our shoes and putting shoe trees in at night. But most of my gifts are utility quilts, meant for daily use. I always include this information sheet... then I keep my mouth shut whatever they choose to do.
Caring for a Quilt is permanently linked on my Tutorial page. Other people have their own instructions. Quilt Care by Michigan State University is a good guide for utility quilts. On the other hand, The National Quilt Museum prohibits machine washing. They have excellent information for heritage quilts - or quilts we hope will become heritage.
What's your opinion?
Enjoy the day, Ann