Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Modern Baby Quilt Finished!



It's done!
Click here to see the beginnings of it and the directions on how to make the applique circles. I'm very proud of this quilt, because it's the first time I've made the quilting part of the design. I used to dislike the quilting, but I'm liking it more with every quilt. As an all-by-hand quilt maker I am usually in a hurry to finish. But not anymore!


Wolf is enjoying it for now, until it goes to my dear friend Sarah.



Here are closeups of the four quadrants of the quilt. I love how the quilting on some of them "breaks the plane" of the square it belongs to and draws the eye away from the block divisions.

I didn't mark any of the quilting. The circles naturally turned out at 1/4" intervals, I think because I'm used to "eyeing" quarter inch seams. For the straight lines I just took a plastic quilting ruler and ran it back and forth on the fabric, pressing down, so I could see the line.


Frog prince!


The owl and the pussycat!


Dandelion moon!


Hope you enjoyed seeing it as much as I enjoyed making it. Cheers!

10 comments:

Katie B. said...

This is a stunning quilt! I love the way you quilted it. It really does add an extra dimension.

Jessica said...

Beautiful! I love the embroidery and the quilting!

Erin said...

This is so gorgeous. Honestly, one of the most beautiful things I've seen you make. Congrats on an amazing product and a great gift for our friend!

GretchenJoanna said...

I've been looking forward to this post, any post, from you. I'm always charmed and comforted. And this quilt is a joy, too!

Mandy said...

Beautiful! I love it!!

jess said...

I love this! I really love this quilt!

**nicke... said...

love love love LOVE it!

Sharon said...

Your quilt is SEW beautiful. You do beautiful hand work.

Artemis said...

This is fabulous! It inspired me when I was making a baby quilt for a baby girl.

I linked to your blog on mine!

http://badgirlbabyquilts.wordpress.com/

g said...

I love this one! I like the stiching that goes with the quiltwork. Gives it an interesting, visually pleasing look. I would love to have something like this but in perhaps bolder colors (i.e., not a baby quilt). Reds/golds. :)