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.
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.
This shows the backing and the quilting.
Stayed tuned as the baby quilt saga continues.
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.
The border area is full of different colored wheat.
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.
This is one of the fabrics on the top of the quilt. What great
color and line.
Another piece of fabric that is on the top of the quilt. I love
how funky, bright and fun it is.
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.
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.
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 of the carrots. It is fun learning how to shade, lighten and
darken certain areas.
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.
6 thoughts on “Baby quilts”
Love Winnie the Pooh, always great for a baby quilt. The painting looks like it will keep you busy for the summer, love the carrots. Congratulations on your 1000 charity quilts!
Thanks for the encouraging words. Yes, the Guild is pretty happy with its accomplishment.
You have some lovely work here
Thanks for comments.
Ruth — just lovin’ all the projects in this post. Your quilting is spectacular and the fabric painting just beautiful! Thanks for sharing…
Glad that you are enjoying the eye candy. Wondering what the finished product will look like when the fabric painting is all done.