Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A few finishes

Today I will share a few finishes that I hadn't posted about yet. 
I talked about all the baby and wedding quilts that I needed to get done this past year or so but this baby quilt I just kept procrastinated on getting started.
 Possibly, because I had already made this pattern and my niece isn't due to the end of December. But when my niece saw my rainbow scrap challenge quilt she had expressed that she wanted it for her baby quilt. I wasn't giving her that quilt for her baby wasn't baby sized...but she wanted the pattern. 
She asked nicely!
I so rarely make the same pattern more than once so I just couldn't get myself motivated to start. I spent some time pulling purple, gray and yellow fabrics from my stash and bought a few additional purples. Finally, I started cutting the fabrics...there is a bit of cutting and trimming with this pattern. 
And then I got the baby shower invitation! 
Now I was under pressure to piece, sandwich, and quilt it! Not like I didn't have close to 9 months to get this done....
I FMQ the wreath of hearts in the middle and also in each bangle. 
I finished a few days before the shower and it was very well received.
I love that the leaves were still colorful so I got some pretty pictures of this quilt! The pattern is Russian Rubix by April Rosenthal for Prairie Grass Patterns.
I named this quilt Baby Bangles! 
The finished size is 33" x 43".

I also finished this quilt that I'm calling Fruit of the Spirit. I can't give too many details because I haven't delivered it yet to the intended recipient yet. 
This quilt was built around the large print fruit fabric...the squares are fussy cut with the apple, pear, peach and cherries then framed in Kona Cinnamon. I also found this coordinating striped fabric, Kensington by Quilting Treasures, that I cut and sewed together to form the striped squares. 
The border around the 9 center squares is Kona Sand. With the remaining pieces I created the outer border. I FMQ in the inner border The Fruit of the Spirit and each attribute.
The backing is an old piece of cheater fabric from my stash. I really like how it so nicely coordinated. I'm so pleased with the way this quilt turned out.
Now to get it labeled and delivered!

And last, I wanted to share this little mini that I made for Thanksgiving. 
I had tucked away in the back of my mind how to make a turkey using the dresden plate. Using this tutorial from Missouri Star Company
I made the turkey feathers. 
A quick search on the web brought me to MooseStash Quilting where Joan gave her turkey pattern. I had to resize the pieces as my turkey isn't as big as hers. 
I added Happy Thanksgiving with fusible appliqué and straight line quilted between each feather and following the points of the feathers.

Hope you all have a Blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends! 
We have much to be thankful for...stay cozy and warm! 


  1. I love your baby quilt and the quite unusual colours you used. Lucky Baby!

  2. Great rainbow quilt!
    I'm running a fabric giveaway, would you like to enter?
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Love the purples greys and yellow in the baby quilt...lovely work...and the quilting is lovely!!!

  4. I love your baby quilt - such a great pattern!!

  5. You are such a dear. Always blessing someone with a quilt. Lucky baby who will receive the baby bangles. Love the purple and the pattern. Thanks for sharing . Janita


Sweet sentiments