Sunday, January 9, 2011

Always quilting...

Here's a baby quilt I finished a few weeks ago to show you. The pictures are NOT fantastic by any means because I was trying to get them done in a hurry and didn't use natural light or get up high enough above the quilt to do it justice, but oh well.





The front is all strip-pieced. My mom found this adorable print at JoAnn's -- it's very Land of Nod-ish with the pink bicycles and aqua birdies and happy sunshines. I just cut it into strips, added strips of another adorable pink print also from JoAnn's, and then some very subtle Kona grey stripes in there to kind of tone it down a smidge. It's about 36"x45". I used 100% cotton batting (my fave), and the backing and binding is all from a coordinating polka dot print. I chose to do loop-de-loop style quilting on this one.

I cut a little piece of the main fabric out to use for the label on the back (ironed down with fusible web to hold it in place) and just used a Sharpie to write the details down. I'm hoping that Sharpie stays on there through washings. I normally blanket-stitch around my labels, but I was running low on time so I chose to just hand stitch a running line on top of the label a smidge away from the edges in a brighter pink embroidery floss. I think it turned out pretty dang cute.

This one was already given to a good friend of mine at work that is due very soon with her first baby, a daughter.

8 comments:

Mrs. O said...

This is perfect. I've always wanted to try quilting!

Lorrie said...

So cute!! Something with this look in a twin size is what I'd like to do for Addy's "Big Girl" bed. So, we have a date (or several) so you can give me a few pointers this spring?

Miss ya! We need to catch up soon!
Lorrie

Country Dreaming said...

Such a cute quilt--I bet your co-worker love it.

Melinda

~Michelle~ said...

I've had pink sharpie wash out on my quilt... but maybe a dark color will stay longer??

The Busters said...

You blow me away! And I agree that quilt is very Land of Nod-ish. :) So cute!!

@nnie said...

you inspire me...

cssolomon said...

I'm so jealous of your mad quilting skills. Your quilts are always beyond fantastic. Thats the only blanket Christian sleeps with!

sacha said...

ahh-ha! bonita:)