Friday, May 9, 2014

Baby B's Quilt

Last week we were able to go visit my sweet, sweet niece and nephew (and of course their fantastic parents!).  All of the cousins get along so well, and it is so much fun to watch!

While I was there, I took advantage of the opportunity to take some new shots of her baby quilt that I made so many years ago.

It was one of my early quilts that I didn't use a pattern for.  I found the pink glittery dragonfly fabric at the LQS and matched some purple batiks with it.  I wanted to showcase the dragonfly fabric, so I simply framed blocks with different purples and jazzed it up with the different colored borders.

I love how the green in the border and the binding really pop! It was a perfect addition. I love that fabric in general; it's one of those you always wish you had more of.

I decided to try my own quilting pattern as well, and created inter-connected dragonflies with the stitching.  The thread, which I can't remember details about, has a slight sheen to it, which adds a little more glitter to an already shiny quilt top.

The back is all dragonflies, of course. Such fun fabric! This quilt also dates back to when I used to use the embroidery function on my sewing machine to make labels. I have since stopped doing that because it seems to be tiring my machine out. I think I really like how I labeled my SIL's T-Shirt Quilt; quick and easy and get's the information across that you need. I also have been using pens and just writing on a tag.

Such a sweet quilt for such a sweet girl, and still matches her room perfectly! I hope she enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it.

I couldn't resist sharing these two pictures. The one on the left with the beautiful roses behind and the picture on the right with the sun filtering through. I really want to learn more about photography!

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts are Finished Friday.  Here's hoping to more finishes in the next few weeks. Have a great Mother's Day weekend!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! What beautiful fabrics, put together in such a pretty way!

    1. Thank you, and thanks for stopping and leaving feedback. Always wonderful to hear from fellow quilters.

  2. Beautiful quilt and your dragonflies are really lovely. Did you use a long arm quilter for it?

    1. Thank you. No, I don't have a long arm...yet. Hopefully some day I will be able to get one. I would love to quilt with a long arm. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Great to hear from fellow quilters.