Sunday, June 8, 2014

Peak Hour is finished

and just in time as my son is leaving for Europe in a few days and will be able to bring it personally and meet the newest member of the family. 



The pattern is by Kellie Wulfsohn of Don't Look Now fame! I made it a bit smaller though and added a couple of my own vehicles like the animal truck and the bus.



The backing is from Kellie's fabric line "Peak Hour" by Riley Blake. I used the method of raw edge applique  through all layers of the quilt so all the stitching is clearly visible on the back. 


To make it easy on myself, I just stipple quilted it. 

I also finished this little wall hanging I started at the beginning of time (or that's how it feels). It just needed the binding, so it was done in a few minutes.  When I was young, I used to make Scherenschnitte and I wanted to see if it works with fabric too. The tree is cut in one piece, just as you would with paper.


Happy Sunday.
Vreni x

18 comments:

Rose-Anne de Haan said...

Turned out fabulous! What more could a baby wish for.....

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Wow Vreni it is gorgeous! I love the monkey in the truck, so cute!

Rossana said...

WOW...this baby quilt is cute!!! I like very much every single vehicle!

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
ein wunderschönes Willkommensgeschenk für einen kleinen Jungen!
Gefällt mir sehr. Ich mag es doch so gerne bunt.
LG Doris

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Two cute projects.

Jess Burns said...

I am a huge fan of papercutting. I tried recently to learn it, and I found it harder than it looks. I really like the quilt you did, I think it captures the spirit of papercutting well. (Sorry, I can't spell the German word)

Jess Burns said...

I am a huge fan of papercutting. I tried recently to learn it, and I found it harder than it looks. I really like the quilt you did, I think it captures the spirit of papercutting well. (Sorry, I can't spell the German word)

barcord said...

The quilt is great. I know the little one will love all those cars and trucks. I am very impressed by your tree cut in one piece. Very well done xx

Cattinka said...

Der Babyquilt ist der Hammer, und das mit dem Scherenschnitt hat ja auch gut geklappt. Weissst Du übrigens das Du ganz schön quilten kannst?
LG
KATRIN W.

Barbara said...

Einfach total "härzig", dieser Bubenquilt!!!! Und auch der Rückseitenstoff wunderschön. Das ist ein ganz tolles, fröhliches und liebevoll gemachtes Geschenk.
Liebe Grüsse, Barbara

Heather said...

I love your Peak Hour quilt, especially the little touches that make it your own. The bus and animal car fit right in!

FlourishingPalms said...

Peak Hour turned out adorable, Vreni! So much work, and so much time spent quilting! I'm sure it was difficult to send off. I'm sure it will be loved, though. And a second finish too! It's also lovely. I hope you've saved a spot in your house to hang that one. I bet you're breathing a sigh of relief to have these finishes. Feels good, doesn't it?

Hilde said...

This is such a HAPPY baby quilt! Beautiful colour lay out and quilted!

Wendy said...

oh wow, that is fabulous! There is so much work in this quilt! I love that you added a couple of vehicles of your own. The backing fabric is just perfect too.

Thimbleanna said...

It's adorable Vreni -- I love your two cute car additions. And I'm really partial to that backing -- did you know that "I" am on there? Haha -- when Kellie was in the states she was always appalled that we don't use our handbrakes here much in the states. So, one of the cars offered for sale is a boxcar (because we rented a box shaped car) and is has a barely used handbrake -- call Anna -- hahaha! Your new family member will LOVE your cute little quilt!

Lynda said...

Love this quilt! I think the monkey in the truck is my favorite. This will be a much loved quilt for sure. Such a fun idea to do the tree with one piece of fabric. The quilting reminds me of wind blowing the leaves. Finishes are always a plus.

1leonore said...

Hallo Vreni,
der Baby-Quilt ist ja ein super tolles Geschenk! Ganz schön viel Verkehr bei Euch!
Viele Grüße
Leonore

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

Der Autoquilt ist so süß. Ein ganz tolles Geschenk für einen neuen Erdenbürger.

Gruß
Anja