Monday, February 16, 2009

Finally finished

I've had a baby quilt in the works for a while now. It's a custom job I got through Angie's mom, Judy. The woman sent me pics of the nursery in her house for her granddaughter and asked if I could make a throw to go over her rocking chair. The room was all done in browns and pinks and the walls have hand painted murals with little bunnies.
I think I scoured every quilt shop in the area for just the right fabric. Just as I was leaving the last one, I popped on over to the fat quarter section and low and behold found IT! They had 4 fq's left and I snapped them up hoping it would be enough. From there it was easy to pick a couple of complimentary pieces and then the border fabrics just reached out and grabbed me. DSC05567C
I had the top finished in no time and then took it over to the shop to quilt it on the HQ16 ~ long arm quilting machine. Got it all done and as I was taking it off the frame I realized the tension was off ~ I mean really badly and I knew I was going to have to take the entire thing apart! That took a while and now I needed to come up with a plan B. I decided to try quilting it (well part of it) with the embroidery unit of my machine. I used a simple heart design in the middle of the blocks and it turned out really cute. DSC05565 Doncha love the little bunnies in there? The only pain in the butt was having to rehoop the quilt 24 times! The rest of it, I stitched in the ditch ~ got the hand sewing done on the binding last night and today I am putting it in the mail. Sure hope she likes it.


8 comments:

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Adorable! What a PITA that you had to take the first quilting out though!

Sandra :) said...

It's beautiful, Barb! The quilting idea is fabulous - you make lemonade out of those lemons, that's for sure!

Judy said...

The quilt is lovely, Barb! I'm sure Charlynn will be pleased with it!

Trish said...

It's beautiful!

elesa said...

Wow, that quilt is awesome!

mom23boys said...

That seriously stinks about the tension! It still turned out great. I love that stripe in the inner border. It really sets it off. Very nice quilt (looking into the middle distance, thinking of baby girls).

Carla said...

That is a very cute little quilt! Love the colors and the quilting! Good luck in my giveaway. :)

MaBunny said...

oh wow, that quilt is soo cute!
I'm currently crocheting a baby blanket and will post when I'm done. I did get my little tea cozy in the mail and it was good! thanks, you do great work!