Happy New Year

I hope that you had a great Christmas and I hope you have a Happy

New Year! It has been a while since my last post but I am back on

track now.

Here are several of the quilts I have been working on today.


Laura’s Quilt

Laura made these 2 baby quilts; she is expecting more

grandkids. What a great opportunity to make some cute

baby quilts.


I used a white and light yellow polyester thread on this quilt.

Light stitching was the order of the day so I stitched around

all the shapes, including the stars, sheep, owl and elephant.


In the outer border, stars and loops were added.


The backing

I love the backing.


The words are carried over from the front of the quilt.

Here is the second baby quilt that Laura made. She covered

all of her bases by making a baby quilt for both a girl and a boy


A really cute baby quilt.

I love the primary colors in this quilt.


I used a light blue and dark blue polyester thread for the

top and the backing.


Waves were stitched in all the pieced areas and  in the border areas

as well. I thought that it worked with the entire quilt.


Here you can see the border area and the waves in it.


The backing was a blue flannel so it will be nice and

snuggly for the baby.

In keeping with the baby theme, I also know 2 ladies

who are each having girls. Instead of a quilt, I decided

that I wanted to crochet a baby blanket for them both.


I used a size 8 crochet hook and some really thick wool.

It was quite interesting when I was looking for a size 8

crochet hook. WalMart and Michael’s were both sold out

of that size crochet hook. Everyone must be crocheting

these days.

This pink wool had 3 different types of wool in it. It really works

up fast, another reason for me to crochet it instead of

quilting it.


The variegated wool is really thick and warm, especially for

this cold winter.


2nd afghan

Here is the second baby afghan that I finished this

week. The pattern is kind of neat, in the middle of

the baby afghan.


I am linking up with the Needle and Thread Network.

Have a great week!

3 thoughts on “Happy New Year

  1. Maggie says:

    I just love the baby quilt and the crochet blankets. Funny when one decide to make something, everyone else has the same brainwave?. They look beautiful. Is it the wool with the different textures?

  2. Mary @ Fleur de Lis Quilts says:

    All of these babies coming will certainly brighten your days. It’s a good thing that you are fast with the crochet hooks. The blankets are beautiful and will be warm and snuggly this winter. I always take extra care to tell the new moms that baby quilts and blankets make great lap quilts when the baby is old enough to watch TV. I love knowing that they get a little extra use from beautiful handmade gifts.

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