Friday, December 18, 2009

For the babies...

I have discovered that I love making baby quilts. They are just big enough to use several fabrics and really have fun with, but not so big that quilting and binding them is a chore. This elephant set was for a little guy born earlier this fall, and his name is Britton - isn't that a great name?!

The other two are quilts I made for an open house at local baby store owned by Josh's aunt and uncle. Neither sold, so they are available if you're interested. The girly quilt is appliqued and free-motion quilted. I can't seem to let go of my leaf motif! I love the colors in this one, too. Wrangling this quilt in my sewing machine to outline all those leaves was a pain, but I think it was worth it. I love how the edges of the leaves are just a teeny bit frayed, and the back is as pretty as the front.

The pictures are terrible - winter light is a bear to get good pictures in! Everything looks so blue. We're supposed to get a big snowfall this weekend, though, so that will help with some bright white light!

I have been obsessed with patchwork squares lately. I know they are so simple, but I love how it shows the fabric and how it can look completely different with some diagonal quilting. This one's available also.

That's it for today!! Aren't you impressed?!? Two posts in one week! :)


  1. Love the onesie and the colors in the accompanying quilt!

    And, your leaf petal quilt is so pretty!

    Beautiful work!

  2. Wow, that's a lot! I love making baby quilts too. I like the stitching on the top one.

  3. Gorgeous quilts - love the colors in the first one - and your leaves are wonderful! Love the banner too - so cute!

  4. always fun to see your projects. you inspire me. :)

  5. your quilts are beautiful. my goal for 2010 is to learn how to bind.

  6. great work!! & i love the matching onesie!