I've now been quilting for three and a half years. This blog is my personal quilting diary, that charts my progress (and occasional regression) from the start. I use it so I can look back at my past projects...and hopefully see my skills improve!

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Waiting for Baby


Finally finished!  I fell in love with the pattern for this quilt (in Quilter's World) some time ago, so was thrilled to discover I was to be a Grandmother for the first time.  I ordered the central panel from the US, bought the material for the outer border and found the rest of the materials in my stash.  I hand quilted the feathers around each circle in the panel and used a machine stipple stitch elsewhere.  It has just been freshly laundered and is awaiting the baby...due in April.

I bought another lovely pattern for a baby quilt called Sunflower Babies by Darcy Ashton a couple of weeks ago.  I thought I would make two blocks into wallhangings.  The pattern called for the embroidered faces to be sewn using embroidery floss.  I didn't have the right colours, but did have a good collection of perle cotton, so used that instead.   I  really enjoyed the embroidery.  I had some nice ombre fabric in pink and yellow for the backgrounds to the blocks.  I used Superior Monofilament to stitch in the ditch and a lovely lavender King Tut thread for the gridwork and the blanket stitch.  I used Sulky on the leaves and stems.I am going to put them aside now until my next Patchwork Group meeting and consider what binding to use.



6 comments:

  1. That baby quilt is so, so sweet! Congrats, Grandma!

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  2. Thank you for your very kind comments!

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  3. What a cute baby quilt! I can see you're going to enjoy being a grandmother and making things for your grandchild.

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    1. Thank you, Mayleen! The excitement is building...less than a month to go!

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  4. How exciting for you and what a charming quilt!! I'm sure it will be much loved

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    1. Thank you Esther! It's great to be able to make baby things after well over 30 years and to be able to put newly learned quilting skills to use! I don't suppose baby will mind it it isn't perfect.

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