This is the second week of baby quilts; I am beginning to think that there is a
baby boom out there, or at least in this area of Central Ontario.
One of my husband’s co-workers just had a baby boy. And my husband wanted
a quilt for the baby. So, I picked this up at Lens Mills and quilted it. Because this
was a rush job, I merely outlined the blocks.
I thought the pattern was cute. The edging has no binding because I folded both
of the backing and top edges together and stitched it down.
I decided on a fun blue flannel print for the backing. The flannel will
help keep the baby warm and it is so soft.
I don’t know about you but I find making quilts for other people so hard,
especially when you don’t know them that well. Quilts and art are similar in
that peoples’ tastes are so different and unique.
Our Guild, Kempenfelt Guild, usually makes alot of comfort quilts for the
local hospital. Here are 2 that I have been hanging onto for the past 7 months.
Time to get them done and out the door.
Brenda bought all the fabric and pieced these 2 following Comfort quilts together.
It never ceases to impress me how generous quilters are with their time and money.
The backing of the first Comfort Quilt. Here is Brenda’s second Comfort quilt.
This one is really cute and what a great idea to give non quilters such
a homemade and unique gift.
For both quilts, I stitched a fun panto called “Popcorn” onto the quilts. I also
used a matching polyester thread for the top.
Jeanette is on a mission to make all of her grandkids a quilt. She is almost there
too. The middle of this quilt is a panel and she added the 9 Patch and Monkey Wrench
blocks to make the panel into a quilt and fit onto the twin bed size.
What a great idea! Did I mention how smart quilters are as well?
The backing is really a darker color but my camera and monitor are having issues with
one another. Jeanette chose a simple swirl design to represent the motion of a truck
moving. A grey polyester thread was used for the top and backing too.
Anne is also making quilts for her grandkids. I didn’t know there was “Anne Of
Green Gables” fabric out there but there is. One of Anne’s grandkids is reading
the “Anne Of Green Gables” series and so, she made her a quilt to go along with it.
I am sure that her grand daughter will cherish this quilt for a long time.
Flowers were stitched onto the quilt; if you look at the light pink fabric, you can
see the flowers.
The backing is also fun and suits the quilt perfectly. A light So Fine blue thread
was used for the top and the backing.
Anne also made this fun quilt for her grandson. She said that she had alot of fun
putting this one together and it went together fast due to all the big sizes of the
blocks.Her grandson loves soccer and so the fabric is spot on.
And the backing is perfect as well. Well done Anne! I am sure your grandson will
love this quilt. Again, a simple swirl was chosen to mimic the rolls of the soccer ball.
Lori made this lovely quilt for someone special too. She was quite creative in that
she designed the outer border area. What a great idea to use up leftovers from the
top and a great way to add interest as well.
Here is a close up of the border area and the blocks in the quilt itself.
Lori chose a floral design and I quite like how it looks in the border area.
A white polyester thread was used for the top and the backing.
Having such a dark backing can really create alot of tension issues if you choose
to use 2 different colored threads, especially a light for the top and a dark for the
backing. But we longarmers try our hardest to make it work.
I hope you enjoyed the eye candy, have a great week and check out