Saturday, October 15, 2016

Progress, in small increments

I finished piecing the second grandbaby quilt top a couple weeks ago. You remember, the one my husband said would make a good target .... um yes, this is the one

The perfect backing fabric was found.  The nursery theme is a woodland setting, especially with foxes.

I finished ditch quilting the major seams mid-week, and free motion quilting began yesterday.  As of last night this much of the center is quilted.

Can't have feathers on a baby boy quilt, but ferns in a woodland setting seem entirely appropriate. It's also one of the few designs I've committed to muscle memory, having stitched an entire huge queen size quilt in this same fern motif several years ago.

Now to come up with a great design for the pinwheel blocks.  Any suggestions?


  1. I love the ferns! Nice and lacy, and very appropriate too. For the rest how a leaf motif....not too dense to keep the quilt soft.

  2. Those ferns look great. I have no idea what I would do with the pinwheels. I'm terrible at designing ideas.

  3. That has turned out so cute and the fox fabric for the backing has all the colors. The fern design fits in perfectly. The quilt is going to look lovely in the nursery.

  4. I really like the ferny design. I've never tried it myself.
    I often resort to a stencil design to fill a space like that if I can't do feathers. Sorry I am not more help.

  5. Your fern quilting is so beautiful and the perfect design for this lovely quilt!


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