Monday, February 18, 2013

A Quilt for a Sweetie.....




I finished a coin quilt with a jelly roll of Hullabaloo fabric. It's a cute line with lots of dots, color and animals.  I thought it might make a nice play mat/quilt for our little granddaughter, Callie Jane. 

I love these girls! 
I'm one of those who rarely pre-washes fabric because I enjoy the crinkle effect from shrinkage. I didn't prewash the flannel backing and it REALLY shrank so I got a little more crinkle than I had planned for! Those are my Valentine tulips from Mr. White Socks. I'm lucky because he can be quite romantic!


I've started practicing my hand quilting. Every Wednesday morning I quilt with a group of Mennonite ladies. They have been kind enough to include me in their circle and I am getting "expert" guidance! You can see a little big stitch quilting on the pillow I made to match the quilt.


I finished Cindy's bee block for our Mid Century Modern group. She chose this block

Cindy's Bee Block
And another block for Helen in our Scrappy Sew Be It bee.


Have a great week and I'll see you soon!
Deborah xxxx

44 comments:

nrussell said...

Love, love, love it! Thank you! We're famous!

Flying Blind... said...

Beautiful quilt and pillow - wrinkles are good!

Beth said...

Wow - the hand quilting is beautiful! That pillow is fantastic! As is your cute quilt - especially with the extra crinkles!

Donna said...

Love the baby quilt! Callie Jane is going to love it. I never prewash my fabrics either. Perfect crinkle to the quilt!
Lucky you quilting with the Mennonite ladies.
And I love your blocks!
Hugs,
Donna

Katy Cameron said...

Lovely quilt and blocks, and how fun learning to hand quilt from the experts!

Fay Iseminger said...

Oooo! I love these. Also, I can just feel that sweet little cheek being kissed by mommie. Such a precious angel! She will be so snuggly in these quilts. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Fay

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

Everything looks beautiful! I always love your color combos.

quiltmania said...

Lovely quilt and lovely girls!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Beautiful projects and a beautifully sweet baby! Lucky you.

Shan said...

The baby is indeed a sweetly. Love the hand quilting on the pillow.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Adorable Callie and quilt. Your block for Cindy is great.

Sue Daurio said...

What a great quilt, love the pillow and the quilting on the pillow.

Dawn said...

The baby quilt is darling! I, too, love crinkly. Darling baby!

Julie said...

great stitching! love your projects.

Gudrun said...

You have sewn such wonderful things!!

Hugs Gudrun

gilly said...

What beautiful makes, and a sweet little babe. I'm sure she will just love her new quilt.
Have a happy day, xx

Annabella said...

I love the crinkles too and the pillow is beautiful!

Janine said...

That's a lovely quilt for your very sweet grand daughter and your hand quilting is wonderful on the cushion. Beautifully even :)

Siobhán said...

I love your baby quilt! Your granddaughter is adorable. The pillow is fantastic, too--love those hand stitches!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Love your quilt and pillow!! The scrappy block is adorable!

QuiltCandy said...

What a gorgeous quilt for a gorgeous baby! The tulips are lovely too, I love that there's just one white one with all the lovely reds. Your hand quilting is beautiful :-)

Bev said...

That baby is ADORABLE! Love the look on her face! Quilt is awesome too!

Cheery wave!
Bev

annie's abode said...

just lovely
anniex

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love the crinkles in a quilt. =)

Carla said...

Flannel does shrink more for sure. Imagine how soft it will be after a few more washes ; ) precious little person and lovely blocks.

Selfsewn said...

Gorgeous Lady!!!

legato1958 said...

Your quilt and pillow are exquisite! And the wrinkles, too!
Your little granddaughter and daughter are beautiful... they are lucky to have you making them such beautiful things.

Susie

Archie the wonder dog said...

A gorgeous quilt for a gorgeous baby!

Nicky said...

Just look at that adorable wee face! So cute!

And your quilt is lovely too!

Heidi Staples said...

Deborah, your work is so gorgeous in this post! I love all the color you're using these days. Absolutely beautiful!!

Helen Philipps said...

Such a beautiful new quilt and cushion....the hand quilting is so pretty, and how lovely to be able to quilt with the Mennonite ladies! Loved the sweet picture of your gorgeous girls too :)
The new blocks look lovely....I always love your choices of fabrics and colours.
Helen x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hi Deborah...Ah, such a lovely pic of your girls and your quilt is just beautiful!...How fab to be getting such expert guidance on your hand quilting too (and then you can pass it all on to us!)...it looks so lovely,
Happy Wednesday,
Susan x

Martha said...

Deborah your quilt and pillow are goregeous. Beautifu hand quitling. And your granddaughter is adorable!!!

gina mckinnis said...

I LOVE your colors!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for being so very sweet to me!! I hope you're having a FABULOUS week!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Everything in this post is so sweet, from that beautiful quilt to your wonderful hand stitches.

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful baby girl. And she is lucky to have a grandmother to make her a beautiful quilt. I love the krinkles. The pillow with the hand stitching is lovely. Nice Bee blocks, too ... I especially love the second scrappy one. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Cindy said...

Oh how I love your blog! Just when I need a little inspiration to get me going...it's all gorgeous! How exciting about your hand quilting adventure!! And your pillow looks amazing! Well...everything does! :)

Sinta Renee said...

I love all of your Bee blocks and that sweet little girl is really going to love that beautiful quilt you made!
Can't wait to hear more about your hand quilting!

Shauna said...

Lovin' your bright fabrics on all your projects! Great hand quilting - really shows off nicely. You are learning from the experts for sure.

Shauna said...

Lovin' your bright fabrics on all your projects! Great hand quilting - really shows off nicely. You are learning from the experts for sure.

Tammy said...

Beautiful quilts and quilting! I love the crinkle effect and the colors. Lucky little Callie Jane to have such a talented grandma to make her pretty things. Have a wonderful day. Tammy

krista said...

wow, lucky you for getting to play with experienced hand quilters! i would love some guidance, and probably desperately need it too. I love your greek cross quilt, I made one for my mother but haven't gotten around to sharing it yet, lol. And I totally hear you on the shrinkage crinkle thing, that's my absolute favorite part!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I love your quilt finish, such lovely bright colours. Your hand quilting on the pillow adds a lovely touch, especially knowing you have been quilting with some Mennonite women.

Kaye said...

Working on my stash of modern/retro fabrics! Can't wait to start cutting some of it to make my first Modern Quilt!
This blog is wonderful! thank you!
Kaye K

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