Another Baby Quilt, a finish and a question

sarah minky

Another of our friends had a baby last week, this is number 9 for them! Every baby needs a new quilt so of course I had to make one for her. I had this fabric in my stash, I loved it at first sight. I love turquoise and red together and I thought they would be a nice alternative to a traditional pink baby quilt. I also had this gorgeous minky that matched the turquoise so that sealed the deal!

sarah with calves

I did very simple straight line echo quilting following the inside of the piecing 1/4 inch.  The pattern I used was a swoon block that I found a tutorial for online.  Don’t mind my babies, I guess they wanted in the picture, too.

color block

I also quilted this top that I have had finished for several months.  It was a kit that I bought to practice on when I got my Bernina 830 and Grace frame.

color bloc 2

It is so easy to use I really didn’t need practice pieces, but I did use it to try a new quilting design that I had gotten a while ago. It is called “Natalia’s Let it Snow” and I got it from Intelligentquilting.com. It is a very dense and complicated design with lots of little loops and points.  It was perfect for this quilt with its simple piecing.

medallion 1

I have also finally finished the top of my Medallion quilt. If you remember I started this quilt as part of a quilt-a-long back in July. Between having kids home, running out of grey fabric and family vacation it took me way longer than I expected to finish the top. This is the first quilt that I have made for myself and I love it.

medallion 2

Now I am having a completely different dilemma. I have no idea how I want to quilt it!!  If you are interested you can check out the other quilts made during the quilt along and see some of the stunning long arm work that the ladies have done. So now my dilemma, do I try to design a quilting motif to use with my Quilt Motion software, do I have someone else do it for me or do I just do a panto design on the whole thing? I think for now it is going to sit and let me think about it for a while. I have other projects filling up my mind that are ready to come out, but if you have any quilting ideas be sure to let me know!!

Have a great day!

Leah

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Making Progress

Heidi 1

Some of our friends had a new baby girl recently and I just had to make a quilt for her.

heidi 2 copy

I made a simple wonky patch block then embroidered her name on it with minky. I used the same pink minky for the backing but instead of putting it on the frame I used my BERNINA stitch regulator and did some free motion swirls.

medallion

I also finished (almost) the top for my Medallion Quilt-A-long.  According to the guide lines of the quilt-a-long it is finished, however I am going to add some borders to it to make it a king size. I am hoping to finish that in the next couple days and then the hard part begins. I have no idea how to quilt it! If you have any ideas let me know!

Leah