Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Baby Quilt #1 finished



As promised -- a picture today. This is the baby quilt with the binding on the front, pinned to the wall. I have since sewn the binding to the back, but the second picture wasn't as good as the first and I need to recharge the batteries in the camera!

I did a meander with stars and hearts all over and stitched inside the stars and hearts about 1/4" from the edges. The stars and hearts are machine blanket stitched to the quilt top. The background was all stash/scraps. I actually made a quilt with a similar background and had the 2-patches leftover. In fact, here's the original quilt that now hangs in my daughter's house -- it was for AJ, of course! The upper right balloon looks black, but really is a deep purple!






















Gratitudes:
1. Two hummingbirds fed at the trumpet vine while I walked on the treadmill this morning. What a great thing to watch.
2. One baby quilt done, two to go!
3. We're supposed to get storms and rain tonight -- a welcome relief from the heat.
4. Having an all-day in the house, nothing to do but sew day.

11 comments :

quiltpixie said...

the applique on top of such beautiful coloured patchwork is a real gift for the baby...

Screen Door said...

I love your baby quilt. A real gift to last a long time...
Melanie

Gail said...

Really nice baby quilts!

Linda_J said...

too cute! Good job on getting closer to your goal.

Cynthia said...

What lovely quilts. Love the color choices.

anne bebbington said...

Very pretty baby quilts - love the applique on top of the piecing, two quilts in one - lovely :o)

Sharon said...

What sweet little quilts. I'll have to keep this in mind as a "have to make" for some upcoming baby quilts that are on my list. Thanks for sharing!

The Calico Cat said...

Neat quilts! I love the pieced backgrounds!

Hanne said...

This is a lovely baby quilt :-)

Judy said...

Very lovely quilts and I am sure they will be enjoyed!

Judith said...

I just love this babyquilt.