This month I decided to make another project for my sister’s baby, she’s due in just a few weeks. I like the look of quilt as you go but have never tried it before so I thought little bibs was a good place to start. She now knows she’s having a boy so I picked some co-ordinating turquoise quilting fabrics from Camelot.

I found a good tutorial on the Simple Simon and Co blog here. I printed up the template and drew around it on the wadding to get the bib outline. I then cut pieces of the fabrics and played around with the layout until I found ones I like.

I then used my walking foot to quilt the fabrics, because I’m lazy I just used the edge of the foot to guide the width between lines.

I tried to quilt some of the pieces in different directions to add a more interested texture to the bibs. I found the quilting quite relaxing and theraputic, I wanted to keep going when I got to the end.

Attaching the backs is pretty simple, you just have to remember to cut them the opposite way to the fronts so that when they are put right sides together they match (I did have to recut 1 as I forgot that.)

You then stitch around the edge leaving a gap, turn through, press, and top stitch to close the gap. I contemplated using Kam snaps for the closures but velcro is easier both for adding and using the bibs so I went with that.

It took me a couple of hours to make the 3 bibs, they are pretty cute and I’m sure I’ll be making more in the future. Plus they are very scrap friendly which is always a bonus.