Baby quilts

 

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

This is the first baby quilt of 5 that I will be working on.  What better way to

celebrate a baby than with a quilt?

The Pooh panel was picked up at Fabricaland.  I quilted it by outlining

the shapes and writing in the names of Piglet, Pooh, Eeyore and Tigger

in the outside border areas.It hepls hold the batting and quilt together,

especially since it will proably be washed alot.

Comfort quilt for my Guild

Comfort quilt for my Guild

Here is a Comfort Quilt that my Guild pieced.  Our Guild has donated

over 1,000 0f these Comfort Quilts to our local hospital.  Isn’t that quite

an accomplishment?  I think so.  Yeah for us!!

I wanted to practice some free motion quilting so I tried

a swirl followed by  feathers.    This design came from Judi  Madsen,

over at The Green Fairy.

Back of the quilt

Back of the quilt

This shows the backing and the quilting.

Stayed tuned as the baby quilt saga continues.

 

Isabelle's quilt

Isabelle’s quilt

Isabelle brought me this quilt.  I love the colors and the pattern itself.

She wanted an overall design so I thought that the “Blowing in the Wind”

Panto was appropriate.  Alot of the prints have wheat on it so the swirls

of the panto add alot of movement.

I used a golden colored polyester thread for top and  the backing.

Border area and close up

Border area and close up

The border area is full of different colored wheat.

Back of the quilt

Back of the quilt

A green colored fabric was used for the backing but the golden

thread adds a nice touch.  When you turn the quilt over, you have a

totally different looking quilt-2 for the price of 1.

Fabric on the quilt top

Fabric on the quilt top

This is one of the fabrics on the top of the quilt.  What great

color and line.

More wild fabric

More wild fabric

Another  piece of fabric that is on the top of the quilt.  I love

how funky, bright and fun it is.

Flower mini

Flower mini

I am unsure about you but once Spring hits, I am overtaken by

an urge to clean everything I see:  cupboards, quilts, bed linens,

floors, etc.  Does anyone else suffer from this?  I only wish that it

would hit everyone in my house and not just me.  Can you imagine

what could get done?

After this cleaning spree passes and the warm weather is here, I only want

to be outside.  Piecing and quilting kind of go by the wayside.  So, I have

come up with a solution for this problem.  Coloring and painting some

blocks for a quilt.

Prismacolor pencils and Inktense coloring pencils are the mediums I have

chosen to experiment with right now.

Close up

Close up

This flower was traced and colored with my Inktense coloring pencils.

I colored the flower with the fabric dry , sprayed it with water, and then

used a wet paintbrush to bring the color to life.

The only thing I didn’t like about this piece and process is that a bit

of the color ran around the leaves.  Next time, I would not pre spray

the piece before I use the paintbrush.  I like how rich and vivid the

colors are though.

My carrots

My carrots

This second piece  was colored using Inktense pencils too.  I didn’t

spray the piece but used a wet paintbrush that had Fabric Medium on it.

I like the vivid colors again but one area ran. Next time, I think that I will

only use the paintbrush on one area, let it dry, heat set it and then color the

next area.  Maybe that will solve the problem.

Close up

Close up

Close up of the carrots.  It is fun learning how to shade, lighten and

darken certain areas.

Colored flower mini

Colored flower mini

In this piece, I used Prismacolor  Pencils. I

don’t think that the colors are so vivid but I don’t

mind how it looks.  Again, a fabric medium is added so

that the colors don’t wash out.  It did make the fabric  feel

a bit “rubbery” but  otherwise it is ok.

What new techniques are you trying out?

Linking up the Freshly Pieced as well.

 

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