Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Odds and Ends baby quilt finish

This quilt has been on my mind ever since I made the quilt Odds & Ends for the book Quilting Happiness.  I wanted to make one in bright colors, and finally, I got around to it.  

Here is the quilt I made for the book:

When my best friend from high school told me she was expecting a baby girl this summer, I knew exactly what I wanted to make for her.  
I went for bright and summery.
I also decided to leave out the sashing and borders for this quilt, I didn't want it to be too big.
I finished it while we were in Sisters for the quilt show.  The house we stayed at had a corral out back, perfect for pictures.
I love making quilts with lots of pieces, it's a bit fussy and requires some concentration.  
I free motion quilted flowers on each block, and put a soft aqua flannel backing on it.   It was so fun to make, and with each stitch I thought of my friend and her soon to be baby, such a wonderful thing!

3 comments:

Sigi G said...

What a lucky little girl. This is such a soft and pretty looking Quilt! A real Treasure.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

This gorgeous. What a lucky baby!

mainelystitching said...

That is such a gorgeous quilt!! Someone will have good dreams wrapped up in that! :)