Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another Quilt for a Baby Girl

Yesterday I quilted this pretty quilt for a new baby girl. My friend Carolyn asked about the colors for the baby's room, and was directed to a retail store that carried the furnishings she picked out. When Carolyn went to the store, she was given a wallpaper border sample to help choose colors and designs. When she brought me the quilt, she gave me the sample to use as quilting inspiration if it would help. Didn't she do a great job picking out fabrics to match the wallpaper? Lots of polka dots and flowers.
Carolyn added some machine-embroidered motifs to some of the fabric blocks.

Here is the whole quilt laid out on my kitchen table.

I was able to incorporate the flower and leaf designs into my free-motion quilting.

I did not want to sew through her embroidery, because it was very thick- must have stabilizer behind the stitching. So I just went around.



The quilting shows up well on the woven pink-and-white stripe back. I used a light pink Signature cotton thread, and Warm and Natural cotton batting.


Next up: one of the charity quilts for Quilts on Wheels that Carolyn made at our sew-in day in July. I think hers has snowmen! Hope they don't melt, since it will be in the nineties again today.

5 comments:

Vicki W said...

It's adorable!

Carolyn said...

I love the quilting. Carolyn

Karen E. Overton said...

A beautiful little girly quilt with wonderful quilting! thanks for sharing

Micki said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love the quilt.

Michell said...

Its wonderful quilting!
Thanks for sharing...
--
Michell
Get the best FREE offers on the Best Home security Systems