Friday, October 22, 2010

Baby Quilts

We have once again had several visitors; I only brought our latest guest to the airport yesterday evening. Therefore I haven't got much to show you in the quilt/craft department. So I thought I show you some quilts I've made a while ago.

This little quilt I made two years ago for my new niece. It was the first time I made Prairie Points and I think it gives the quilt a little more "dimension" and  little fingers have something to play with!



The pattern for this quilt I found here. It was featured as a mystery quilt. Each week the new instructions for the next step were posted. I really enjoyed making it this way, as it breaks the work down into small portions which were fast and easy to complete.


As I made it for another new baby I decided it needed something babyish so I embroidered the little horses in the corners. I used Sashiko thread for the quilting and I made rather large stitches.


Now I have a window of no house guests for about a month. I hope I'll be able to make the most of this time.

Have a happy day!
Vreni

17 comments:

Penny said...

I love the baby quilts. Thanks for the link :)

Hilde said...

Lovely quilts. I wonder how many other quilts you have been hiding... ;-D

theodora said...

love the quilts they are so cute i also have made many .but i never took photos ,mostly for friends ,hope you get time now to quilt and crafts,xoxo theodora

Martina said...

Hey tolle quilts! Mir gefallen die Prairie points so gut. Ob das wohl sehr schwierig war zum nähen? Hab mich selber noch nicht daran gewagt. Und der blaue Quilt ist so toll, danke für den link!
LG Martina

rose-anne said...

i think i remember seeing you embroider the horses in Shanghai, would that be possible? love the baby quilt with the prairie points too.
xxx Rose-Anne

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,

immer das Gefühl, du machst zu wenig? Aber dann fällt einem plötzlich ein, da war doch noch was? So geht`s mir jedenfalls immer. Ich vergesse schnell die fertigen Sachen, weil das Machen so viel Spaß macht. ;o)
Tolle Babyquilts! Ich mag beide sehr.
LG from Germany

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Vreni -- they're beautiful! I love that you added the embroidery to make the second quilt a baby quilt. And those half square triangles -- love 'em!!!

Valentina said...

Vreni, I hope you are able to enjoy this sewing time as well. I can totally in love with your first quilt and the prairie points are just perfect final touch. Your second quilt is adorable! and what a sweet detail to have added those horsies. I would love to try sashiko at some point and I just love the big stitch effect: Well done!
:)

Lynda said...

Love the little horses in the corner and all the half square triangles on the first. Prairie points always add a fun dimension for kids.

Silvia said...

Hoe lovely they are!!!. I think the fabrics are very well combinatet... And the design very sweet.

Kisse,

Silvia

Jessica said...

Gorgeous quilts! I am partial to the blue one because I love that pattern!

Thearica said...

Love your quilts! I plan to make prairie points one of these days!

barcord said...

I have never made prairie points Vreni. Can you give me some directions. I would love to do a border like yours. It's really lovely.

donkey and the carrot said...

Vreni these are sooo cute!!!! The one for your niece is ...Yo!!

MaksiTaksi said...

I love the baby quilts you made/ Especially the blue one!

XUE said...

Pretty baby quilts! Have never done Prairie Points so this looks a very interesting border.

barcord said...

Vreni, I just came across a pattern with prairie points today. Am really keen to use this on something soon. Your baby quilts are beautiful.