Thursday, February 3, 2011

Another quilt...

I finished this baby quilt a couple of weeks ago. I was going to wait to show it until after it had been received, but the "Snowtorious B.I.G." happened (my latest favorite name for the blizzard) and who knows how long it will be before I can give it to it's intended recipient!

I found these adorable little girl fabrics at JoAnn's -- there is a smaller print with little girls and moms all over it, and there is a bigger print with old McCall sewing patterns all over it that I used for the back of the quilt. I threw in a light green fabric with white polka dots and a traditional striped rose fabric as well. (You might need to click on the pictures to see the fabrics better.) It's not exactly baby-ish, but I figured it was better to make something she can grow with, right?

As you can see, I'm really getting into the simple strip piecing for the fronts. It's easy, it looks good, and when you're cranking out a pile full of baby quilts (I feel like a quilt factory as of late), it gets the job done.

I hope they like it! (And shhhhhh, if you know the recipients, don't spoil the surprise...)


~Michelle~ said...

Snow...snow...snowtorious! I like that one :)

The last 2 baby quilts I've made have been big hits - they look good, and as it turns out, are much more durable than a lot of the baby blankets that sold in the stores nowadays... so I'm sure mom will love the quilt, and probably appreciate it more as the months pass!

Lisa said...

very beautiful quilting! i love the quilt and agree with simple being the best sometimes!

Baloney said...

I'm so envious of your talents!