Joan brought me this adorable baby quilt, that was made using a
pre printed panel.
These panels make quick work of creating a baby quilt. Joan wanted
some custom stitching done of the top and I had lots of fun fulfilling that
wish for her.
I quilted around all the motifs on the panel and matched thread color
to each motif. In the palm trees, I used a Glide green thread. The thread
really shines and glistens; it was the first thing Joan noticed when
she looked at the quilt.
In the bottom border, I quilted grass to resemble the grass
that was on the panel, in the area beneath the animals.
On both sides of the panel, I quilted in ferns which was on the
panel as well. Sometimes, the panel or fabric will give you a
clue as to what to stitch on the quilt.
On the top of the panel, I quilted in palm leaves. They are my
favorite part of this outside border.
As usual, the backing tells its own story too. I love the lime green
fabric. The stitching really shows up because a variegated King Tut
thread was used.
The backing is alot of fun as well.
The second baby quilt is adorable as well.
The fabric in this baby quilt is really quite classy. Marilyne
wanted this quilt to be extra special so she wanted it custom
In the 9 patch, I outlined the square and then stitched in
curvy lines. The solid colored blocks beside it have a nice
feather wreath in it.
I cheated when it came to quilting this feathered
wreath. Can you believe that I actually had a
stencil that fit this space perfectly? All I had to
do was mark the feathers and stitch away. I used
an air erasable pen to mark the wreath.
I love the feathers and they dress up this quilt beautifully.
The outside border also has feathers in it. They are hard to see
due to the printed fabric but they are there.
I used a taupe polyester thread for the top and on the backing,
I used a white polyester thread.
The backing fabric shows up the quilting a little more, in
the outer border.
Even the backing has a classy feel to it.
Marilyne did a beautiful job on the piecing. Everything
laid flat and square. Someone is receiving a very special
Have a great Easter.