Friday, January 17, 2014

FMQ ... Ahoy Baby quilt

A while back I was given several flannel pieces each measuring about 38" x 48".  I intend to use them as backings for the donation baby quilts I'm making.  Then another friend gave me a lot of fabric which she scored for free at an estate sale.  In that batch of fabric were nine baby quilt panels which I promptly washed and then matched up with flannel backings.  I'm hoping to get all of these small quilts completed by end of summer.

The first quilt, which I named "Ahoy" was a bit small so I added a 4-inch borders all around to the original panel.  I like all the really bright colors of this panel which has Paddington Bear sailing around in his boat.  

This week I assembled the backing, batting (Soft & Crafty 80/20 low loft), and panel.  Since there are no seams in the panel itself, I stitched the outline of the major areas using The Bottom Line  60 wt poly in the bobbin and So Fine 50 wt poly for the top thread.  For the interior of the panel I simply stitched the outline of the major elements.  

When it came time to quilt the borders I used my new Frixion pen to mark the waves, boats, clouds, and a sun in each corner.  I used matching gold thread for the stitching.  The markings disappeared when I applied heat from my iron.  

This quilt came together so easily that I almost immediately started on the next one.  Perhaps I will get all these baby panel quilts done before summer starts.  

Thanks for stopping by.   I'm linked up with FMQ Fridays over at The Free Motion Quilting Project.  

         Happy Quilting,



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  2. Your Quilt ist beautiful and the quilting, too!

    *.:。✿*Herzlichen Gruß Klaudia*✿。.:*
    *✿*.:。: .*✿* *✿*.:。: .*✿* *✿*.:。: .*✿*

    But my english is not so good...I´m from Germany

  3. Way to go, Diane! Your baby quilt looks great. Love the quilting designs!

  4. What an adorable quilt, good choice of designs too.

  5. Nice colors. The fmq on the border adds a wonderful touch. Good work!

  6. Diane, That little quilt is so unbelievably sweet, and the quilting in the border is a lovely finishing touch.

  7. This is beautiful, playful and will be a treasure for a child. Well done!


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