Monday, April 9, 2012
Flower Garden Quilt
See all the little circles? Quilting the flowers was the best part of making this quilt. I made them all free-hand. Some turned out pretty, some a bit wonky and there's one that's downright homely, but altogether they look really great. I used my water-soluble fabric marker and drew quick, little, five or six petaled flowers in the center of each square. I quilted over the lines using the darning foot on my sewing machine. It was so fun!
I couldn't stop with the flowers. I quilted some teeny-tiny little ones where the white lines cross.
I've started to label everything that I do. I think it adds a nice touch. Of course, I had to stitch this little tag onto the quilt in the car on the way to the baby shower. Just about all of my projects are finished up quickly and last minute on the car ride to where the gift will be given.
I made another little puppy dog. He turned out pretty cute. I revised the my pattern a bit from the last one and avoided the dreaded saggy bum effect. With just a few more tweaks I'll have a really good pattern that I'll post so you all can give it a try. He's a lovable little guy. He fits quite nicely under the arm of a loving little girl or boy.
This is the family who I made the baby quilt for. They are expecting a baby in about three weeks. The father is one of Bill's good friends from when he was a kid. The mother and daughter are from China. They were married a couple of years ago in China and just moved to America. We gave the puppy to the little girl. She tied a balloon to him and carted him around with her everywhere. See him on the table by the cake?