Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Floral Baby Quilt

My daughter-in-law is attending a baby shower next week and asked me about a quilt. I had this one ready to be quilted and loaded it up and quilted it last weekend. I finished the binding at quilt guild last night. Hearts and roses panto, Hobbs 80/20 batting and Permacore Eggshell thread.

Such a pretty soft green for the back:

Before guild I sewed some leftover strips together and stitched them down the center of some bibs for burp cloths to match.

I even used one of my decorative stitches to stitch down the seams. You probably have lots of those stitches also and if you're like me, seldom use them. As I make more clothes for Elizabeth I will probably use more of them.

I threw it in the washer and dryer last night and now it's all ready to be sent to Dané.

I can show you the latest row that I made as we meet later today to exchange row totes. This one is Cheryl's and she has a very retro style, even her house has a retro look to it, just cute as can be. Anyway, her fabrics are 1930's and I picked a bowtie block for her. I'm not sure of the "actual" size of a bow tie block, but I made mine 6" finished. I cut the big squares 3.5" and the little ones 1.75, so I could cut one 3.5" strip and then subcut.


Kim said...

Oh what a darling baby quilt.....what a terrific gift and just think there is only one like it in all the world :0).
Aren't you a good MIL!

Happy sewing

LuAnn said...

The tumbler baby quilt is so cute. And, the matching burp cloths - what a great idea! The mother to be will be thrilled with the gift.