Wednesday, May 26, 2010

One More Part Ready for Grandchild #5


As I said in a previous post this baby quilt was influenced by several different sources: Layer 'em Up, http://blog.maryquilts.com, and several other blogs and magazines.  I started with 10 different fabrics and an 8 1/2" ruler.  The centers are rectangles or squares.  At first I did not think I was going to like it and was ready to go shopping again, but now I really like it.  Kevin and Dad voted on the how it was bound - leftover scraps.  I quilted it with hearts and loops which is one of my favorite freestyle designs. 
I finished the binding while waiting at the doctors and then the emergency room with my FIL and husband.  Thank goodness for handwork or the 6 hours would have been much more difficult to handle.  Today I am going to make a smaller quilt using more of the same fabrics to frame out embroidered blocks made by my FIL.  I think there is enough to do the same binding, as well.  This granddaughter/great-granddaughter will be in for a treat with all the goodies being made: fabric frames, valance, quilts, bibs, and burp cloths.

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! I hope someday you will post pictures of the rest of the items you guys are creating for your newest granddaughter :)

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  2. Debbie (You know who I am...the sister, Debbie)May 30, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Wow! That is another wonderful quilt for your granddaughter who is soon to arrive. (P.S. Ben is really hoping she will arrive on her due date. Please pass his comment along to Aleah and Jon.)

    I love the design and the border is clever with the piecing of various fabrics. I have not seen that done until now.

    Do I deserve a quilt? Or...should I be inspired to make a quilt some day?

    Your work always impresses me. Can't wait to see FIL's quilt, too. :)

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