Thursday, April 23, 2015

A quick baby quilt

We've been attending our new church here for several months since getting settled in our home, and we've all been awaiting the arrival of a new little one, the fourth child of one of the worship leaders.  Well, her newborn son has now arrived, and of course a shower is planned.  What have I been doing these past four months, not thinking baby quilts for sure.  But Monday I pulled out the bin of baby fabrics and making do with what there is in the stash, pieced some flying geese, added a panel and some strips and this quick little top is the result.  Good colors for a little boy to drag along the floor or outside, or run his little trucks over.  
Pin basting on Tuesday.  I love these little characters dancing across the flying geese blocks.  Had only a small piece of this fabric.

Quilting began yesterday and I hope to have the quilting completed today.  Using Aurifil 50 wt. color 2205 and Hobbs Polydown batting.  Quilting is Wendy Sheppard's "Jester's Hat" overall design, a favorite of mine to quilt on these small projects.

Have been progressing slowly on both the Campfire Memories and Blockade quilts, they are both about half quilted at this point, but I'll wait til the finish to show more photos.
A late-spring snow blankets the ground this morning, the weather has been wild this week.  Seventy degrees on Monday, then a huge thunderstorm that turned our little creek into a raging river within half an hour!  That was quite impressive!  The creek has returned to its banks again though is still flowing high and fast.  Looking forward to finding some brook trout out there one of these days.


  1. I like the asymmetrical design you came up with along with the Nancy Halverson panel. Perfect for a little guy to have fun with. It's a sweet gift. Hope the spring weather settles down a bit.

  2. That makes such a sweet little quilt. They will love it.

  3. Excellent use of what was in the stash.
    I haven't done the Jester's Hat for some time, but I remember it was a trick to get used to the directional changes. You are obviously very comfortable with it!

  4. The fabric panel is so cute. And you did wonderful flying geese on the side. Wonderful little quilt.

  5. What an adorable little quilt ... it'll be a treasure. I hope spring comes (and stays) soon.

  6. Just darling! I'm sure they will love it for their new little boy.

  7. I am so addicted to panels and your finish is such a wonderful way to piece it! "Jester's Hat" is a motif I've loved but haven't done. It really is the perfect motif!!! It will be loved for sure!!!!!

  8. What an adorable little baby quilt! Aren't panels the greatest when you need something quick and easy? The addition of the geese on the sides is perfect :)

    I'm so glad our spring is finally upon us - no more snow!!! We do have the sudden storms and flash flooding though, along with tornado threats and hail occasionally. Mother Nature never rests, does she?


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