Hello friends, I sure hope your week has been a happy one. Today I am sharing a baby quilt made by Elizabeth for friends that are expecting a boy.
Elizabeth asked me to custom quilt this one, so I did have some fun! If you are a regular follower of my blog you will notice whenever I am working on a custom quilt I like to ditch stitch. I know many quilters don't but I feel by ditch stitching you define the piecing and give a real crisp look to the quilt. It is time consuming but so worth it.
For this pretty quilt I pulled out some of my 'gadgets', the straight edged ruler for the ditch stitching and the others for the curves etc.
The quilt measures 35" x 47", Elizabeth chose wool/cotton batting, some of the fabrics are by Bunny Hill.
A feathered border to blend with the feather wreaths and for something a bit different I quilted curved cross hatched squares in the border corners.
A couple of photo's with the perfect light to really show off the quilting!
Got to say, I really do love my job! So many lovely quilts of all kinds. If you follow me along on Facebook you will see the next quilt I have been working on is so different. here is a peek.
I am part of a small group of women who get together once a month to stitch and chat.............no @#*%^$ here! We have a Christmas swap, you know the drill, you pull a name out of the hat and that is the person you make a gift for. Here is what I made Di.
The pattern was from a Moda bake shop book called:Fresh Fabric Treats'................say that ten times with a lolly pop in your mouth!!
I also made a wee zip pouch and popped some threads and needles inside. I fondly call Di 'The Bag Lady' as she makes some lovely bags and has quite a few! I hope she doesn't mind another.
Until next time........................................................