In April, I took a Jelly Roll Race Quilt class at Cottage Needleworks. It was amazing that you could make a quilt topper in a couple of hours and I was fascinated. Then I received the summer issue of Classic Sewing and saw the new Wonderland design by Riley Blake Designs on the Swatchbook page.
Knowing I had a baby shower coming up and that a baby quilt would be so cute, I searched the internet to find a Wonderland Jelly Roll. Finally found it on the Southern Fabric website. The fabric for the back came from Hawthorne Threads.
Making the top took about two hours to finish but finishing it was quite a different story. Not knowing anything, and I mean anything about putting together a quilt, I relied on my friend Melissa to help guide me. There are also several great tutorials from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.
Not having a big cutting/craft table, I taped the back of the quilt to my floor. Then layered the batting and the top. I secured all layers with coil free safety pins and started stitching. It took all afternoon to do the quilting and to apply the binding. I finished the binding by hand and was thrilled with the result.
It is not perfect but I think the expectant mother will be happy with it.
The Wonderland by Melissa Mortenson group comes in three palettes, blue, pink and gold, all perfect for a little one’s first quilt.