Friday, June 28, 2013

Finished -- Crazy Baby Quilt

Actually finished this quilt a couple of weeks ago.  In  fact, @purplesque has already received it.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  She has promised to write a story or stories using the details in the quilt.  I am looking forward to them.

The finished quilt measures approx 38 in X 42 in. 

The back is a combination of two yellow fabrics.  It shows the “Baptist fans” quilting.

Here are some photos to show some of the details.  Silly story:  The tabby cat drove the race car to the shore to see the fish and seahorse.  Along the way she stopped to admire the butterfly flittering around the flower.

Silly story #2: Holly Hobby sit among the trees thinking of monkeys and hippos she had seen at the zoo.  She looked forward to going to the football game later.

Silly story #3:  Two best friends lay in the sunshine taking of ballerina bears, pet rabbits, and riding in their aunt’s little red sports car along highway 66.

Silly story #4:  A dog, giraffe, and roster took a drive in the BelAir to hear the pink bunnies band.  What a grand time was had by all.

Silly story #5:  The skier slide down the hill on his bottom while the dogs looked on.  Pooh Bear tried to interest Holly in catching fireflies with him in the moonlight.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Dress and Surgeon’s Caps

This child’s dress made using patriotic fabric given to me by a friend was made for a niece who recently turned 3 yrs old. See photo here on instagram:
These surgeon’s caps were recently made on a very rainy Saturday.  Not sure who will receive them. See photo here on instagram:

Friday, June 14, 2013

Baby Crazy Quilt--WIP

My blogging/twitter friend @purplesque is pregnant with her first child.  I have had a lot of fun piecing this crazy quilt top for her baby.  It is machine pieced.  Now to mark it and do the machine quilting.

As our mutual friend @scanman suggested, a chocolate frog (well, a batik fabric with chocolate background and tan frog) was included.  Also, note the owls, the moon, a giraffe, Tigger & Piglet, cats, and dogs.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Butterfly Quilt Finished

I finished and have shipped the quilt (see earlier post for back story) to someone I know will cherish it.  The finished quilt measures 56 in X 74 in.  A nice size to curl up under on the sofa and read books/blogs or watch movies.

Here is a photo showing the originally planned background fabric and the substitution used for two blocks.

I'm not sure which butterfly I like the best, but I love the fabrics in this one.