Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Finished, Quilted & Gifted!

 

So, here's the baby quilt from last Monday's design wall posting.  Finished, quilted and gifted!


And another straight on shot.  I've got to get better with the photos, I know.
 
 
I can't believe how much time this itty bitty quilt took.  It ate an entire week!  But then again, I did a lot more quilting on it than necessary.  An all over stipple would have sufficed.  But I've been so loving trying different things and every quilt is an opportunity to practice and learn.  

I outline quilted the little bugs & birdies and flowers in the center panel squares and then did loops & daisies in the borders, except for the striped border.  There I did straight lines at random intervals following the fabric design.

I also finally did a mitered join on the binding, and it worked!  Last time I tried it got all twisted and I didn't notice till I'd already trimmed and I didn't have any more of the fabric & it was a disaster!  Now I've got it.  

Oh, and I'm linking up to Fabric Tuesday! Always lots of pretty things to see!


10 comments:

Lori said...

It's adorable! I'm sure it will be well loved for a long time.

Sara said...

Ric rack is adorable on this top and I love that colorful spring border, A+ work here!!

LaDonna and Diana said...

Such a cute quilt! I agree, the rick rack adds such a nice touch!

LaDonna

Kerrie said...

Thanks for your comment Jane! I also love your baby quilt and the use of rick rack! Of course I'm always a sucker for piano key boarders!

Margo said...

that rick rack is just GREAT. And the pretty colors too - I love it. I agree that every quilt is for trying something new :)

Cathy said...

CUTE! Love the rick rack!!!

Carol said...

Cute quilt. If you figure out how to take fabulous quilt photos, let me know. :) Thanks for stopping by.

Lori said...

I love the baby quilt. Thanks for sharing it. I am sure this quilt will be treasured.

Susan said...

ADORABLE! Love the colors! The recipient is very lucky!

Jane said...

Thanks, Susan & Lori! Wish I had a way to contact y'all.