Friday, 18 July 2014

Baby quilts for Amy DK and Amy V.

I finished a couple of baby quilts this was late and the other just on time :-).  Nice to have them both finished.  I was fortunate to be able to borrow a Sweet Sixteen Quilting machine from a friend to try out.  I had debated getting one of these and it was so nice to actually be able to quilt a few quilts on it to see if it was something I'd like to purchase.  Not going there yet at this time...more research on other options :-).

Sweet Sixteen sit down quilt machine

The finished baby quilt - an I spy quilt using the Disappearing 9 patch pattern.

The baby's Dad works at a dairy farm, so I chose cows and other farm animals to be included.

It was fun trying out some ruler work on the Sweet Sixteen using this curved ruler...that worked great
 Amy V's quilt was next.  I had done another quilt just like it for Denise using the Ring Toss pattern from Swirly Girls.  However, the pattern called for 5 fat quarters, but I wanted to add more variation and used 10 which resulted in enough circles and border squares to make two quilts.  Since Amy loved Denise's quilt and her nursery was in the same colours, she got the second one.  I quilted this one with straight lines, using a ruler on the Sweet Sixteen and did large swirls in the border blocks.

Finished quilt

I had the perfect backing fabric for this quilt - funky giraffes
I tried some free hand echo quilting inside the circles...not perfect, but good practise and the baby won't care :-)


Cathy said...

They both look great! They parents and babies will love them.

arlene said...

Absolutely love the yellow grey quilt and the quilting as well. Yes, I saw one of those quilt machines, pretty sweet, but not for me. I do not do enough quilting.Hope your are having a good summer.

Idle hands, empty brain ... said...

Jacqui - you're so productive! I'm sure your family love this beautiful quilts, aren't those babies lucky :)