A new baby as inspiration

November 23, 2013

Right now I have a large fabric inventory, so I don’t need to be dyeing. I completed the scrap quilt that will be published in the upcoming special issue of Quilter’s Newsletter called Best Scrap Quilts. It’s gone to their offices to be photographed and patterned. So, I was at loose ends and decided to get busy on quilts for my soon-to-arrive grandson. We’re still calling him Baby Twenty, for lack of a permanent name.

First I finished the embroidered bears quilt. I designed it some years ago and it has finally come into being. The crazy patchwork seams are finished with decorative stitches from my sewing machine. I free-motion quilted fur on the hand-embroidered bears. They are my original design.

Crazy patch bears quilt

Crazy patch bears quilt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few months ago, before we knew the gender of the new one, I dyed flannel in boys colors and girl colors. This week I crocheted the edges of a 45″ square to make a warm, soft receiving blanket.

Hand dyed flannel blanket

Hand dyed flannel blanket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And today, I finished the Trip Around the World rainbow quilt. It was made with fabrics left over from an earlier child’s quilt. It is free-motioned quilted with spiral stars.

Rainbow Trip Around the World quilt

Rainbow Trip Around the World quilt

 

I keep saying that Baby Twenty will not be cold! Not as long as I’m Grammy.

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