Playing Catch Up

School is quickly coming to an end and I am trying to play catch up with all

my customers’ quilts. Here are a few of the latest that I have completed.

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Dorothy brought me 3 cute baby quilts. How can you not love this pattern?

Her daughter gave her this pattern for Christmas from Fabricland. Can you

believe that they have such cute patterns!

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swirls

She wanted some custom quilting and I couldn’t resist swirls in the blocks

beside the numbers.  They do stitch up fast because there is no marking involved.

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This monkey is the cutest. I gave him some leaves to hang around in.

I used a cream polyester thread for the top and the backing.

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Here’s another monkey that is fooling around too. On the outside border,

I stitched in more leaves as well.

The backing is a solid cream flannel which shows up the stitching beautifully.

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Here is baby quilt #2- elephants.

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Elephant Quilt

 

I love the fabrics in this quilt.  I  followed the space between the

flowers on the top and bottom borders. It almost looks like cross

hatching but not quite. We can call it modern cross hatching.

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In the block section, I quilted  diagonal lines, for interest. They were

fairly quick to stitch out as well. In the small inner border, I stitched

2 lines- 1/2″ apart and then added the squiggly lines later.

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The backing of this quilt was a piece of yellow fleece. I must warn you to be

careful of how tight you roll this on the frame, because it stretches so much.

When I took this quilt off the frame, the grey background, behind the elephants

really puffed up. It bothered me so much, that I put it back on the frame and

quilted the elephants down, by going around the circles on the print.  And in

the background, I stippled the whole thing so that it  wouldn’t puff up either.

The stitching shows up beautifully on the back.

Quilt # 3-ducks.

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I love the ducks in this quilt-especially the one in the middle.

I wanted to stitch a different design in this quilt so I changed up the design in the

pieced blocks.  I marked the middle of the block and stitched a diagonal line. It

makes the stitching look very modern.

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In the yellow floral section, I stitched 2 diagonal lines instead of  1 line.

In the middle of the quilt, I stitched puddles and water for the ducks. I hope

the recipient doesn’t mind the fact that it is raining on her quilt. Ducks love

water so what better design than rain?

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It does look very different from the stitching on the elephant quilt. In the small

grey border, I did gentle wavy lines.

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Back of the Duck Quilt

The backing is also yellow fleece. The stitching does show beautifully

on the backing.

I even managed to complete a block for my BOM Oceans quilt.

This month the block consists of Emperor Penguins.

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I am so excited that I finished the block on time.  Now,  I am only

2 blocks behind. I may actually catch up. This is one reason why

I don’t like BOM programs. However, I do love the idea of

being able to work on a new block each month. It gives me

something to look forward to.

What are your thoughts about BOM’s?

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Don’t you just love the baby penguin? Now, I have to go and make

some dolphins.

Have a great week.

 

 

7 thoughts on “Playing Catch Up

  1. Laurel says:

    I have a soft spot for monkeys. Thanks for giving that cute little guy some leaves.

    I love the thought that you put into how you quilt the quilt. You do some beautiful work. Also, what you do to the right side looks great on the backside. Thanks for posting to TN&TN!

  2. Sandi says:

    Lovel combination of colours with the grey. Your BOM penguins are great. I’ve got several BOM in the works but get bored with them. I like choosing my own fabrics but have a few that that I do like the combinations. I need to get back on track with them.

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