I set to and got them made, cut up, rejoined and pinned on to the fleece ready to quilt.
I quilted it using a lovely multi-coloured Gütermann Sulky thread, sewed the binding on to the front and then turned it over to pin it to the back. But wait. What's that?
The quilting had so many loopy bits on the back that there was no way it could stay like that. Boy was I annoyed with myself for not turning it over to the back earlier! There was nothing for it but I had to unpick the binding and pull out all that quilting. Every single row of it had some sort of loop-de-loop on it so none of it was saveable. A lot of unpicking and pulling out but it had to be done.
I decided that I wasn't going to use that same thread again and, since the binding had gone on beautifully with ordinary Gütermann white all purpose thread, I decided to just quilt using that too. I also decided to not use the walking foot to see how that went and it all went swimmingly. Look at the back now. Beautiful!
And the front is lovely with the white thread too. I re-sewed on the stripey binding -
And here's the quilt in all its glory.
I then decided that, since I had another baby-sized fleece in my stash, I'd just make another one as well. 9 patch blocks made, cut apart and ready to be sewn together again -
Quilted on to the fleece using ordinary Gütermann thread - I had learned that lesson!
I made a lovely spotty binding from a fat quarter - it matches both the front and back beautifully!
And here it is in all its glory.
I have another two baby fleeces which I'm going to make into baby quilts too but I'm thinking a change of patchwork top will be the order of the day for those. Maybe a zig-zag? Or a diagonal? Who knows? The fun will be in the planning! Oh and you can be sure I'll be using ordinary Gütermann thread for the quilting too!