Jungle Baby Quilt Completion


I am linking this up to the May Goal at Elm Street Quilts.

May Goal

My goal was to quilt my Jungle Baby Quilt top – making a backing for it and trying out using both wool and cotton batting to see what that is like.

As it turns out Baby Louie decided to enter the world two months early, but he is doing really well and while still in hospital is going from strength to strength. It was lovely to see the hospital has darling little baby quilts it uses for these special little ones.

Quilt for Prem baby

Completed Jungle Baby Quilt

Using the double batting makes it a little thicker. I thought it would be good for putting on the floor for Louie to lay on and play on later as he grows.  I stitched in the ditch to quilt most of it and tried a little fmq around the border.

Completed baby quilt

A close up of one section.

Jungle Baby quilt section

The Backing

As I have so many left overs from quilts I have begun to think about using some of them for backing and so this is my first time doing that. Nice feeling to use them up!

Backing on quilt


May Goal to Complete Baby Quilt


I have the top of the baby quilt completed.

Quilt top

So for May I want to make a backing for it out of some left over scraps and then quilt it. I’d like to try it with two pieces of batting in it. Something I have been wanting to do for awhile. One wool and one cotton to see what I think.

So the goal is all finished and bound by the end of May.  It’s for a new family arrival that I think is due in June beginning of July.