The first baby quilt I did was for our nephew’s new born that arrived around last Christmas. I had just finished my initial quilting class and was eager to try my hand at designing. Besides, it was a good excuse to go to the fabric store.
I found some lovely baby flannel for the backing and cotton with whales to match. It turned out pretty nice.
I found great joy in making this quilt for our great grandson who is expected in September. This is one of the times the local library is so valuable. I can check out books and spend hours reading with a cup of tea. Granddaughter indicated that the colors for the baby’s room, etc. would be blue and green. It took some time to find the blues I wanted. I finally settled on the little whales and white for the pinwheels.
Finished size is 46 X 40 inches with blue flannel for backing. I have also made a burping cloth to include with the quilt.
This quilt was made for a friend in Texas expecting her first little girl. Working with the fabric on hand I chose to use the pink with grey inner boarder and used black and white flowers for the backing; binding is in black. Scallop edges were a bit of a challenge but it turned out very nice. It turns out her colors are pink and grey. I included a crib sheet made from coordinating colors and burping pad from patterns I found on the web.
Saw the use of lace and rick rack in a book and used it to make the quilt for the daughter-in-law of one of my friends. Various pieces of white are always on hand and the pinks were from other quilts. It took about two evenings to complete. I must say this gift was different from all the others at the shower.
This blog will give me an opportunity to share the quilts I make and keep a record of my craft projects.
I have sewn for years beginning to make clothes for my dolls. I watched my mother make quilts for our beds and thought is was fascinating to see the shapes come together.
Now that I have the time, I started by taking a quilting class at Hampton University Osher Institute last fall. I learned so much and acquired dear friends in the process. This fall I will begin with the advanced class that will push me to try new and different techniques.
This is my first major quilt created for the intermediate quilting class. The colors seem to be my favorite. I also enjoy including some “bling” shinny fabrics, according to my classmates. Block patterns include Deck of Cards, Kings Cross, Drunkards Path and Star. This is positioned on point. Finished size is 70 X 87 inches with a small print pick and black backing.