One of my favorite things to sew while traveling this summer was the Baby Wonder quilt top in Wonder Woman colors. With a small break in between projects at the end of November, I eagerly pulled out the quilt top and finished it. Now that the quilt has been gifted/received, I can share about how it came together.
A recent change to my quilting workflow has been to use my Hera Marker (non-affiliate link) to mark my quilting lines just after I spread the quilt top onto the batting but before I layer onto the backing and baste. Because I pin baste my quilts, I don’t have to worry about marking around lumpy pins and I can do all the marking on my kitchen table which is at a comfortable standing height for me.
I used 4 different color coordinating thread colors in 50wt Aurifil for the quilting: 2250 (Red), 2120 (Canary), 2105 (Champagne), and 2740 (Dark Cobalt). I enjoyed the spiral quilting detail on the original Wonder quilt, and I used the same motif on the blue squares for this quilt, too.
Because I use matching bobbin thread, the thread colors help the design come to life on the back of the quilt.
I washed the quilt and gifted it to friends who are expecting a baby girl in April. (I made the Perspective quilt for their first child.)
The quilt top finished at 33 1/2″ x 42 1/2″ and after first wash measured 32″ x 40″, which means the quilt shrunk about 5%.
This is the memory I’ll always carry with me about the quilt: finishing it while about 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle in the Brooks Range, Alaska.
If you are interested in making your own version of the Wonder quilt in either baby or twin size, the Wonder digital quilt pattern is available in my pattern shop.
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