Sunday after noon project.

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Mom used to make quilts for all her friends grandbabies.  In the last little while she has not been doing much quilting..  Last week I got a call from mom I need a favour, my friend is having a grandchild in due in October can you make me a baby quilt cause I know your fast. Sure mom I’d do anything for her as she has done so much for me my whole life. So on Friday mom gave me a panel to make a baby quilt.

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So once I got home I hit my stash to see if I could find anything that coordinated with the panel.  Lucky I was able to find something. Pastels are not a common color in the fabrics that I have acquired.

 

 

I used the checkered pink and blue fabric to make a 1″ frame around the complete panel.  I did cut this on the bias so that I could have the fabric on the diagonal.  Then I took all the pastel solids and cut them into 3″ strips width of fabric two of each color.  I sewed these strips in order of blue and purple and sewed this into a strip set of 6.  Once this was all pressed I sub cut the strips into 3″ I started using just the 6×24″ ruler but I find it much easier to use my stripology ruler. Once these were all cut they were sewn into strips of 3″ blocks.

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Sewed these to the border of the panel.  Now was time to sandwich and quilt.  I do all my quilting on my Pfaff Expression domestic machine.

This panel was real fun to quilt as it had many different areas where I could play with diferent techniques of quilting.  When I take pictues to show off the quilting I leave only one light on situated to the right of the desighn wall. This makes the quilting show up much more due to the shadows.

Now to add the binding. I used the same checkered material to bind the quilt as I used for the inner border. I used the checkered material for backing.  I started this quilt at 10 am and was finished by 2pm. Now all I have to do is call mom and let her know that the baby quilt is finished.14485153_10153930773238339_423336324611440020_n

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Hi Renee
    Well, I was happily surprised to find that you are Albertan, I live in Vernon BC and almost all the blogs I follow are USA. I am also just going to start a baby quilt, and I like how you added the color boarder. I like this a lot, and may use it. I will cut off the checker boarder and add that to my colour strips. My plan is to add a bit of stuffing to the animals just to give some depth, before adding the warm and natural, still working on the plan. I am enjoy your news letter. cheers

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