Monday, July 9, 2012

Toddler Quilt Finished

This was a fun project begun early this year with no particular goal in mind other than to make a dent in some of the accumulated fat quarters and other scraps in my stash.  Happy to report that no new fabric was purchased in the making of this little toddler quilt, completed just last Friday, thanks to an additional incentive to get 'er done and link up to Amy's Creative Side One Thing, One Week Challenge!  This one has no current destination in mind, thinking I'll keep it for awhile in hopes of a grandbaby visit before they outgrow the toddler stage (all our grandchildren live on the opposite coast and we generally travel there for visits).  Without further ado, some pics:

Several machines were played with  used during the making of this quilt!  Piecing was done on my 1950s Singer 301.   All the little squares and picture panel borders were quilted in the ditch on the vintage 1960 Singer 401 with walking foot; and free motion outline quilting was done within the picture panels on the old 1942 Singer 15-91.   Then the new Janome arrived, and the borders were free motion quilted as practice with my new machine.  Completed quilt measures 50x62 inches, has a thin lightweight poly batting, and was quilted with Aurifil Mako 50 thread.

Backing fabric is a print from Wilmington's Fun on the Farm line.

Close-up of some of the border free motion designs. 

The sweet little bear panel prints are from a line called Counting my Blessings - sorry, not enough of the selvedge left to tell me the manufacturer.

We finally had a warm, sunny weekend, so Saturday morning we rigged a makeshift line and photographed all of the year's finishes to date except for daughter's summer quilt which has already gone to its new home.  We do need to work on a better arrangement for hanging the quilts outside, especially when the queen-size ones are completed.  Another day, another project ...

1 comment:

  1. this is such a sweet quilt :) I love when I can make something entirely from stash!


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