Monday, July 02, 2007

Babies are never timely so why should I be?

So as many of you know I worked at a quilt store a year or so ago. While I was there I was often inspired to do so many wonderful projects some of which got finished and well some not so much ~Every once and while I look through my project box and decide to be a finisher. Well I am pleased to say I have finally finished my Autumn Harvest Baby Quilt. My friend Tamms was due to have a little girl sometime in November so at the end of October when this really cute bunny quilt came into the shop I decided to take the idea and turn it into a fall themed quilt. The actual piecing was done quickly and looked great and then came the appliqué. I chose the easiest form of appliqué and it still took me months to finish~ I used wool felt that I boiled and over dyed, ~it seemed easy and the girls at the shop convinced me that it would go together really quickly. The first part did, I got the pumpkins done in no time at all and then the leaves and well quick in some books is a day and quick in others is a week ~I was closer to the week. Well now the baby had come and Christmas was approaching so I just decided to put the quilt away for a little bit ~especially after the first snowfall it seemed like winter and silly to work on such a quilt. A couple of months went by and I started the acorn wreaths in the center. Every acorn is stitched down using a different stitch and well after about nine of them I put the quilt down and left it for a year. Well Eden the cutie pututie is 20 months old and Tamms just had her second baby so it was time to finish and be done with the quilt.

Here is what the finished quilt looks like when it was all quilted and bound!


Here is a close up of the branch down the middle with the 3-D leaf appliqué .
This is the best shot of the quilting I have to share the checks are cross hatched and then the gold row has oak leaves in it, the green border has pumpkin vines and leaves and the pink plaid border has pumpkins and vines. Ramona at the Cornwagon did a great job!


Of coarse the best part of any project is seeing it enjoyed...

4 comments:

PJMcD said...

That is the coolest little quilt in the universe.

Lucy van Pelt said...

The DH is right! It's a fabulous quilt.

jason said...

Frijoles Hermana! That is absolutely wonderful. Very well done.

boisegrammy said...

Finishing things in a timely manner - what a unique concept. Yours was done relatively quickly considering that I am still piecing the quilt for Lucy and she will have been married two years in August. However, the creative mind must have several projects going at a time, which means a more lengthy finish time.