Thursday, 19 June 2014

Two More Finishes

These have to be the quickest Baby Blankets I have ever made! My sister-in-law asked for two quilts to give as christening gifts this coming weekend. She picked the colour scheme and I picked the pattern - you can read a little more about them in yesterday's WIP Wednesday post.

I free motion appliqued the petals in place - I have to admit to being really chuffed at being able to do this. I bound them in a print from Pam Kitty Picnic and added loops to the back for the rings you attach toys to buggies with - this way the blankets will stay on the buggies and not end up under the wheels.

The finished quilts are 21" x 24" and I love them so much I may have to make one for Mia too. The hardest part of the quilt is the patience required to trace the petal shapes onto fusible, fuse the fusible to fabric, cut out the shapes and then fight the backing paper.

I'm hoping to spend an hour at the weekend at a little patchwork shop I know restocking my turquoise stash - it's taken a bit of a hammering so far this year! I imagine other colours may find their way home with me too...

2 comments:

Kay said...

These are just gorgeous and sure to be loved. I have just ran through most of my aqua too as it is a colour I love and use a lot. x

Lin said...

They are lovely Jennie, I am sure the recipients will love them. Enjoy your shop! xx