Joanne and her friends got together to make a baby quilt for another friend. Everyone seemed to use their favorite skills, so we've got piecing, applique, embroidery all together. Lucky little kiddo to get this one.
Carol's family is expecting a new baby soon, so here's a sweet growth chart and a panel. Neither of us can remember the name of the lamb character.
I have to hand it to Carol for making all of those pinwheels to go around the panel.
I love t-shirt quilts. It's so much fun to see the memories that people have collected over the years. Lena pieced this one for her son Nico who's in college back east, and is cold. He also misses his bunnies, so they are included in the quilt too.
|The bunnies "helped" by chewing a small hole in the quilt before Lena got it to me.|
|Here are the bunnies. Lena told me their names, and I have forgotten. Sorry Lena! Don't know which one was the culprit for chewing the quilt, but I love that they are included in it for Nico.|
So, quilted it up, and off to the police! Hurray!
First let me say that I totally stole this idea from "Quilt Loft" in Albany, OR. I had seen the quilt initially about 2 years ago, but while on a bike ride in Sept. of this year I saw it again and was really inspired. I've got all these leftover patriotic fabrics from another project, and it seemed the perfect time to use them.
|Kaffee Fassett is a well known fabric designer who creates uses lots of bright colors and usually very large designs.|
Can you see the seam in the above photo? You'll have to look really, really carefully as Nanette hand basted it together first to match designs, and then stitched it.
|The name of the block is a "Churn Dash" I am guessing since it resembles the old churn dash they used to make butter. Thank goodness we don't have to do that anymore!|
Yes, many of the fabrics in the quilt are vintage, and of so lovely. Quilted with Baptist Fans, a very appropriate design for the era of the quilt.