Monday, October 14, 2013

ABC Baby Quilt

My hubby told me Friday he needed a baby quilt for one of his friends. I have been asking for months if they were having a boy or girl and he has not bothered to find out...They are expecting a baby girl, but there have been some complications, so they have had to go over to Denver for the baby's delivery and a surgery after she is delivered. Fingers crossed that all will go well! If I had known it was a girl months ago like I asked, I would be doing the girl embroideries for the Shush I'm Quilting BOW quilt along.

I dug through my stash of pre-made quilts and found this one. The letters are a panel and this is the second one like this I have made. One of our local quilt shops designed it several years ago, they have since gone out of business. :( Some of the fabrics are 30's prints. I was not able to get any more of the red to use as a binding like I used in my first version. I hope the cheery fabrics will be a hit.

This was one of my first attempts at long arm machine quilting. I used the shell groovy board. Since then I am much more comfortable with free motion quilting.

I picked a 30's back with daisies. You can't get much happier than that! I cheated and did the binding by machine.
The quilting just kind of blends in with the busy patterns.


  1. It's so darn cute! Great job with the quilting!

  2. How adorable, and what a great idea to have some quilts on standby!

  3. Very lovely finish, Tanya! I especially like the shell quilting. Cheated? I'm telling the Quilt Police! Ha, ha!

  4. This is a lovely quilt. I hope all goes well with the new baby :)

  5. So cute! I love the prints you chose to coordinate with the letters.

  6. that's s a really cute panel, and the 30's prints go so well with it. Good for you in trying out the longarm!

    I'm so happy you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  7. Machine binding isn't cheating! You bound it, that is a yay ;) what a cute quilt, and my husband is the same, a bit oblivious to details such as baby gender.... I look forward to hearing more about your long arm, yanks for linking up!

  8. So what's a shell groovy board? Because your quilting is awesome! And if you're a cheater, I'm a cheater, because I always machine bind. My hand binding just doesn't hold up to extensive use, and I want my quilts to get used!


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