Here is the finished baby quilt using Moda's Bluebird Charm squares, the backing is yellow minky, and the binding is a really cute tree pattern from Cloud 9 Fabrics line called My Happy Garden. I used the method that Alison Harris from Cluck Cluck Sew describes here:
I quilted it in free motion stitching. Quite happy with the way this quilt turned out. It will be for sale in my Etsy store.
I finished this quilt top in October of 2012, when I was still on mat leave, and have taken until today to finally finish the entire quilt.
The material for the top is from Art Gallery Fabrics - Splendor 1920 by Bari J. I fell in love with the fabric and bought it before the shipping charges from the USA to Canada increased substantially. I think this was the first time that I fell in love with fabric. I dreamed up many things I could do with this quilt, but in the end, I decided just a simple patchwork would be good. I decided to applique some of my grandmother's crochet onto the front. About a year ago my mom gave me a bunch of my grandma's crochet. She was very talented at crocheting and knitting, my grandmother that is, my mother is as well, but this was my father's mother that did the crocheting. Every time I finish a quilt, I think of my grandma, and whether she would like the quilt or not. I hope she would like this one.
This quilt is for my family and I to enjoy. It has a flannel backing and polyester fill so it's high loft and great for cuddling with.
I quilted it with random lines around the seams. The randomness of it is driving my husband insane as he is a perfectionist. I heard a quote a while ago that went something like crafters are perfectionists and artists are not... so I guess I am not a crafter, I never intended to be one, After all, it's never fun colouring only inside the lines.
My daughter managed to m
My new quilting labels arrived today. Thanks to Jennifer from Jennifer's Jewel's on Etsy. I love her labels. I have sew in labels, but I wanted to try out the iron on kind, whic my shop name. Her products can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JennifersJewels
Mecca for Modern Crosses is finished and available in my Etsy store for purchase. I figured I may as well put it in the store, in case my application for Cathedral Arts Festival is not accepted. My Etsy store name is SewnModern, in case you are looking, there are a few other baby items for sale in the store as well.
The finished quilt measures 45*60" and is backed with a coral coloured minky fabric.
I whipped up another baby quilt top this weekend. This was a fairly simple pattern that I used from Allison Haris' Cluck Cluck Sew website: http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2011/03/baby-bliss.html. I didn't add the flower to it, as I wanted to keep it more gender neutral. I just added a 5" beige border to the quilt. I am not sure if this quilt top is finished or not. I think I may add another border in another colour, or maybe some material from the Bluebird Park line of fabrics.
Sorry for the picture quality. I did iron out the top of the quilt, and then for some reason when I went to take a picture of the top, it was all wrinkly again.
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