Friday, December 22, 2017

The baby quilt

  Quilted, bound, and finished......ready to be in the mail next week.  I know the baby is not due for 6 more weeks, but it feels good to complete this one for Chad and Amber's new little one.                                                                   
  The colors speak to me of summer days,  sherbet ice cream,  and happy times.  A medium green border to hold the design and let it float across the sunshine colored background. 
 



  The blocks are large at 12 1/2'' with orange peel sections machine appliqued.  I enjoy making these using fusible interfacing.  Here's a good tutorial for this technique.  












  The quilt finished at 42''  by 54''.  A bit larger than I originally planned....I say that is some growing room for her. 
  Quilting inspiration was vague.....I resorted to my usual swirl and curl and it turned out soft.  It is what I wanted anyway. 

















  We have errands to run today, and my brother arrives tonight.  Tomorrow is cookie making day with Remy, along with other required baking.  So most else is done until they begin the un-wrapping stage.  I will wish all a Merry Christmas and send blessings to each one who stops by.  I will be back next week when the dust settles. 
Merry Christmas and happy stitching. 


14 comments:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Merry Christmas!! It has to feel good to have a baby quilt done early.

Mary said...

Merry Christmas! I'm sure Chad and Amber will appreciate the extra size.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I like to make the baby quilts a bit larger because they do grow so fast. I just love the softness of this, well done. Merry Christmas and remember to put your feet up and relax.

Ray and Jeanne said...

The quilt is darling and I think the perfect size. Today was our cookie making - fun but tiring! I think that tomorrow will be cleaning - 3 boys and flour = fun and a dirty house! Merry Christmas! ~Jeanne

Nicki said...

Merry Christmas to you & your family! The baby quilt is PERFECT! I love the colors & the quilting. Such a sweet quilt for the new, sweet baby girl. Have fun with family & friends & don't forget to say "yes" when someone offers to help you out in the kitchen/house this holiday! Hugs!!!

Sylvia Anderson said...

Wishing you and your family a very blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with love, happiness and, most important, good health.

Barbara said...

Great quilt...sure to be loved. Merry Christmas!

MissPat said...

What a delightful baby quilt. The colors are perfect, not too baby pastel, so it will be used a lot longer. Cookie baking for me today. I can't make them earlier or my husband would eat them all. Merry Christmas to you, Sir Old Man, and your brother. Hope he has recovered from Irma.
Pat

Louise said...

It's so sweet and soft! Perfect for a little girl. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Debbie!

Janet O. said...

As others have already said, you made the perfect baby quilt. Makes me want to toss aside all of the last minute Christmas prep and just sew. :)
Have a Merry Christmas, Debbie!

Mystic Quilter said...

A lovely finish with the baby quilt Debbie and with time to spare. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Lynette said...

That is a pretty one, Debbie, and I like that scrappy binding!

Val's Creative Life said...

I've had my eye on making an orange peel quilt...thanks for the link and inspiration. :)Hapy New Year Deb.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great baby quilt. Hope you had a fun time with your brother. Mine preferred to go golfing instead of coming over to see all of us (we came to TX from Illinois and Alaska).

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