Friday, December 30, 2011

FO: Friday-- Babies!

In the month of December I have made more quilts that month than I have ever. They were all baby quilts. And they were actually all the same. But they are adorable!
The first one I made from 8 fat quarters, a yard yard of solid and yard for the backing. 

Sorry for the poor lighting in these were taken after the sun went down. I forgot to do it in the daylight! But it is lovely! and a really really great first introduction to applique. It is nothing to be afraid of I promise.
It is currently at sewtropolis if you need a better look at it! It is a great quilt for using up scraps, the fat quarters that you are hoarding and want to keep them mostly intact. Or if you bought many fat quarters from the same line.

I quilted it on my home machine and then bound it on a road trip to Duluth. (a 15 passenger van and a needle makes for fun times!)
And then my friend Tanya just had twin nephews and she was over for a holiday swap craft weekend. And after a complete fail at attempting to make them hats (you will NEVER see pictures of that really sad little hat) so then I looked through what I had and we decided that simple applique baby quilts would be easy to do. we went through my scraps and used a bunch of heat and bond. Then she got to cut out ALL of the petals (and there were a lot. And in the end the only thing that had to be purchased for the Christmas presents were the backing and the binding. 
I wish I had a picture of the backingit was sooooo cute!

And look at how cute the twins are! I got permission from their mommy to post the pic.

The quilt is a design from the moda bake shop and I will be teaching a class on it in February at Sewtropolis! it is a great cheap way to use scraps and get a special yard of fabric you've been dying to get but don't know what to do with (and let's face it we all have one of those)
Linking up with tami's amis for more awesome FO: Friday's check out her blog!


Kathleen said...

Those quilts are amazing. (And the last photo? Too sweet for words.)

JuleeQue said...

Those will be absolute heirlooms, Annie!

Anonymous said...

Those quilt are beautiful. I will definitely need you to help me finish my quilts...whenever I get done with the top :)