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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Here is baby quilt #2- elephants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
It does look very different from the stitching on the elephant quilt. In the small
grey border, I did gentle wavy lines.
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.
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?
Don’t you just love the baby penguin? Now, I have to go and make
Have a great week.