Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February already?

I'm so happy to show you my finished baby quilt top! It was fun to make but also a bit tedious since there were so many seams to match up. However, now that it's done, I'm happy I made it and looking forward to machine quilting it and really finishing it up! I bought the backing yesterday. I found an adorable Hello Kitty print.


I thought this print was pretty but will also be fun for the baby to point at the different motifs. There are so many cute baby prints out there. There are so many choices. I wasn't a quilter when I had my babies but maybe I would have been if these prints were available!



I've also been working on a few of my other projects. I'm still practicing my free motion leaves. I was trying to practice every day but every other day seemed to work out better for me.  There is some improvement. My leaves are a more consistent size and my stitch length is somewhat even. I plan on continuing practicing the leaves although this month's tutorial is with Diane Gaudynski and her wonderful feathers. I'm a little afraid!! Maybe I'll show you a picture of my feathers. Maybe!!

This is the latest hexagon I made. I am still working on my hexagon quilt top. I have to add a bunch of hexies to my quilt top and will definitely publish a photo when they're all sewn together. I love to hand sew but wish it wouldn't take so long!!

7 comments:

  1. The baby quilt is going to be so cute. Love the fabric you selected for the backing.
    -Linda

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  2. The baby quilt came out great! I was not a quilter when my "babies" were little, either. :-(

    Great progress on the free motion quilting!

    -Marlene

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  3. Gotta love that Hello, Kitty print, Rosemary--and the top is soooo cute, too. Great job--what a lucky baby....Julierose

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  4. Que bonitos trabajos!!!!!! El quilt de bebé es muy dulce!!!!!

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  5. Rosemary your baby quilt is adorable. I wasn't a quilter when my own children were little either. The quilt is adorable. Your trailing heart leaves are looking good. Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my feather plumes. Keep practicing on yours. :)

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  6. Your baby quilt is precious! I love the backing fabric you found!
    I've put the FMQ on hold for now. Keep up the great work!

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  7. Thank you for your sweet comment, Rosemary! As for the FMQ, I need to get an extension table for my machine because it sets on top of a desk and I need more flat space and maybe one of those sliders. I had a lot of drag on the leaves that I practiced. My birthday is at the end of March, so I'll probably suggest these for my gift. ;-)

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