Quilt for a Summer Baby

Around here, we’re pretty excited because we have another grandchild on the way. The little one is due this summer. I stumbled onto this tutorial for a lightweight rag quilt without batting, and it seemed like the perfect choice for me to make for our new little grandson or granddaughter.

The back of the quilt doesn’t have the fringe; it’s just nice, soft and smooth:

I found the two flannel prints at Hobby Lobby. The quilt requires two yards of each print, so the gorgeous flannels I saw online for $10 a yard were going to be too expensive for me. Hobby Lobby’s lower prices and 40% off coupon on one print were just the ticket.

I highly recommend the tutorial at the website linked above. I appreciate Angie sharing her knowledge.

Quilt for a New Grandchild

IMG_20160616_1600483_rewindI pieced this top long almost a year before the announcement that my newest granddaughter was on the way; I saw the fabric in a catalog and had to have it, but found that I could get more of it for my money on Etsy. But the line is so muted that it doesn’t photograph very well. You can get a clearer look at the line, called Babes in Farmland by Timeless Treasures, HERE. Here’s a shot of the quilt up close:

IMG_20160616_1601494_rewindThe top sat in my UFO collection until just a few months ago; luckily I had plenty of fabric left over for the backing:

IMG_20160616_1602560_rewindI quilted it in a meandering pattern. Another fun project, made with love for my newest granddaughter.



Baby Quilt

Our neighbors were recently blessed with a gorgeous baby boy, and the good news sent me to my sewing machine. I used fabric from my stash along with some blue Kona cotton to make this quilt for baby Bentley.

IMG_20151016_142351IMG_20151016_142015I decided to just do cross-hatch quilting (evenly spaced diagonal lines in two directions) on this quilt ,and it only took me about an hour using my supermachine. It actually took longer to bind it, which I did by hand while watching Downton Abbey.