Sunday, April 28, 2013

Baby Quilts

It has been baby season again for me.  So many special little spirits coming to this world.  The first quilt is for a Mom that doesn't want as much pink and is more of a teal Mom.  I had a beautiful minky with teal spots.  Add a little purple, brown and white and you have a very feminine baby girl quilt.

The bubble echo the spots on the back.

I love bubbles on baby quilts.

The next baby blanket is for a special little guy.  The Minky I have is brown with tan animals.  I love greens and blues for this minky.  I cut 15 in squares and stacked them up.  I cut irregular lines vertically, shuffled the fabrics then sewed them back together.  After pressing I cut the fabric horizontally, shuffled, then sewed them back together.  Here are the results.

Stack and Whack squares.

I added the baby's name in the corner


An elephant with a bird perched on his back.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

QOV's Well done

These QOV tops were probably my top 10 of all time QOV quilt tops.  They were a pleasure and an honor to quilt.
On this quilt I used a Page Turner method of quilting

The waves meet in the middle
ON this quilt you can see the the original square from 4 patch to 4 patch but I wanted to emphasis the smaller squares on point. 

I quilted the quilt squares as a Page Turner 

The centers of each block meet in the middle with stars surrounding 

The flying geese have a star treatment but I wanted the seams to reflect the P2P arches in the large squares
The border is a star and strip treatment.

This quilt is a piece of art.  It reminded me of a Civil War quilt that I had done so I used the clam shells and clam shell with a star to complete the quilting.  
Here you can see the star in the middle of the clam shell.

Once again the Star.  Clam Shells are very traditional in a period quilt.