Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Finished Baby Quilt

A couple weeks ago I finished up my niece's baby quilt and sent it off to her in SLC:

rose baby quilt 
I started this quilt in Kansas, with hopes that it would be finished and sent off quickly. Then we found out we were moving.  I finished the quilt top while we were living in our temporary apartment, and then quilted it right after we moved into our house in November.

Here's the back:
It's about 45" x 45". A little bigger than I usually make baby quilts, but that's ok. I had fun quilting it. The strips in each block were each quilted with one of three different designs:
I used loops, S-curves, and loopy zigzags, and just tried to make sure that adjacent strips were quilted with different designs. The roses in the centers of each block were quilted on the outlines of the roses and leaves. This was kind of similar to the quilting I did in my vintage sheet quilt, but in that quilt I did a different design in each strip of each block (designs were repeated in multiple blocks, though). Using only three designs made the quilt look more unified, I think, and there was less thinking/decision making along the way, too. 
So, overall I am pretty happy with this quilt, and I'm excited to make my next baby quilt for another niece who's expected in February. :)

Don't forget about Focus on Free Motion Quilting next month; we'll have how-to's and encouragement, along with a free motion quilting link up at the end of the month. Beginners and quilters with all levels of experience are welcome!
p.s. Feel free to get the button over on the sidebar. :)
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7 comments:

Cille said...

I like this a lot... And the quilting is awesome!

craftytammie said...

i need help with FMQ so i'll be sure to check it out! the quilt is so pretty, and i think a little bigger is better for a baby quilt, they can use it a bit longer!

Nancy said...

Pretty, and I like the variety of quilting designs.

Joan said...

Such a lovely quilt for a baby! Happy Holidays!

@pril said...

This quilt is truly beautiful! I have the FMQ Button on my blog and I am so ready for this. My FMQ needs major work! Mostly my tension and my speed needs work.

@pril
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Sharon said...

Very nice baby quilt!

L Johnson said...

I have been away for a while and so it was fun to see your beautiful quilt here.