Sunday, February 23, 2020

Baby Quilt Factory


 The two Bjorn Bear Baby Quilts are done. The identical twin boys were born on Saturday, 2/15 and are still in the hospital.
 Excuse the lighting--it is a gray day, but I made it outside when it wasn't raining. This one has a light green background. I made most of the bears identical, but there is different bear in each quilt.
Their finished size 44 x 56 inches after washing. I quilted them with my wavy stitch on a 2.5 inch grid.
 The backings are Sew Lush from Joann's--so soft! These quilts are the first time I opted to not use any batting and I think they came out great.
The bears, deer, and foxes will be perfect colors and for the nursery theme! 
I sewed this top together today! The pattern is called Sunnyside designed by Myra Barnes of Busy Hands Quilts http://busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com. I decided to make it 48 inches square before quilting and washing. I will pick up a gray  minky backing and quilt this one on the diagonals with the wavy stitch. 
Next up is a baby sized Fresh As A Daisy Quilt. The lavender is the background, white petals, and the pink for the flower centers. I may also us Lori Holt's Spelling Bee to make block letters to spell the baby's name. When this one is done, I am going to take a break from baby quilts--I have one more for a June baby and two more for babies due in September, but I want to work on something else for awhile!


Friday, February 7, 2020

FGV2 Blocks 21-30 QAL

 Welcome Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilters and Fans! Fat Quarter Shop has allowed me to participate in this amazing quilt along. I absolutely adore Lori Holt's designs and had preordered FGV2 as soon as it was announced. My favorite quilts to make are scrappy--the scrappier the better, so all of my Lori Holt Quilts are just made from my scrap bins with Kona white as my background (I buy it by the bolt). I volunteered to make blocks 21-30 to share with you.
These are the blocks that I made in the 12 inch versions of.
 This is my Happy Horse Block. It is actually hanging on my pasture fence. Our pasture has never had any animals in it while we have lived here, but it is our dog's private dog park and they love to run it.
 This is my Honey Bee Block and I am very tempted to make the Beekeeper's Garden Quilt on page 136 because I have a good friend who is a beekeeper and I am sure she would love it!
 I used one of the fabrics from my Bonnie & Camille stash for  my Mama's Apron Block.
 My Milk Cow Block is made with some fun black and white gingham from my stash. To me gingham is farm girl fabric through and through.
 More gingham, but on point for my Mixing It Up Block.
And my last 12 inch block, Mr. Scarecrow.
 These four blocks I made in six inch versions.
 This is my Maple Leaf Block and my Little Acorn Block
 and my Lazy Daisy Block and Mama's Applique Block. I need to go back and add my embroidery details, but I love how scrappy and darling these blocks come out!
I know it is overwhelming to make the large quilt, but you could make some blocks and easily turn them into a cute door banner like this one I created with six inch versions of the Autumn Pumpkin Block, the Curious Crow Block, the Maple Leaf Block, and the Little Acorn Block and a 12 inch version of the Mr. Scarecrow Block along with some appliqu├ęd letters and a border.

Thanks for stopping by there is a link at the top of my blog on the right side sidebar for information about this quilt along!