Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bohemian Baby Quilt


 I pieced this little quilt on the spur of the moment, although that spur of the moment took place last year. :) Not because I needed a cute baby quilt - although every time I turn around, I seem to be hearing about the impending arrival of a new baby lately, and I think a few extra baby quilts will come in handy- but because I was just inspired to do so. I had a charm pack of Bohemian Festival that I snagged on sale, and I wanted a very simple layout that would allow the fun fabrics to shine, and then I added a bit of raw edge applique using my Go! Cutter. I've got a long way to go, but I've got to start somewhere.


I then took a deep breath...for a very long time... and after basting:

I finally put the needle down into the fabric in an attempt to machine quilt it. The result? Some very wonky free motion quilted flowers in each square:


And some straight line quilting in the sashing.


And you know what? I'm pretty happy with it. It measures 40" x 40" and hopefully it'll spend much of it's life being loved and dragged around and snuggled. I think that is a very nice way to spend your life if you are a quilt.

The most exciting part? I think this makes me a quilter! :)

13 comments:

Shelia said...

I love it! Those fabrics are gorgeous. I think you did a great job quilting. I've been quilting since 1989 and I'm not very good yet. I quilt for my pleasure and a piece of me goes into every quilt so I believe that the recipent will feel the love in every stitch even though it's far from perfect. Keep up the good work.

Nancy said...

It's perfect and will become a well-loved companion for a child. Nice job!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

Wonderful!! This quilting is terrific. I wish mine was that well done. Congratulations, you are on a roll now.

Alycia said...

Perfect!!! And yes - darlin' You are a quilter LOL -

Sarah said...

Darling! And the die cut flowers give it a lot of pizzazz! will need to keep that idea in mind...

cyndiofthevortex said...

That's a lovely little baby quilt. The appliqued flowers are such a pleasant surprise! They add a lot of interest to an already cute quilt. LOVE the perfect corners on your binding!

dortha said...

Yah for you. It looks like you did a really good job.

Vickie said...

Great job girl, at least you are willing to venture out to new designs ! I am freaked out at the thought of something like that. My name should be Vickie Stipple....cause that's all I seem to do. If you have an extra dose of courage laying around your house, mail it to me please !

JMF said...

I love that cute little quilt with the spring flowers, and bright colors. I give you an A+ on the quilting:) straight lines in boarder A++ Something I need practice at.

Pauline said...

Hooray for you! Keep going, the more you FMQ the easier and better it gets. Smart, very smart starting with a baby quilt!

Cindy said...

You did a wonderful job quilting!!! What a beautiful baby quilt - to be loved by a little one for ages.

Carol said...

It is as cute as it can be! Love the little flowers appliqued in there!

Doniene said...

Again, your posts are showing up on google reader!! I need to change to bloglovin - just haven't taken the time!! I love your FMQ!!! I'm glad I'm not the only "wonky" flower girl!! You're right - to be loved as a person and as a quilt - no better life!!

Blessings!!!

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