Sunday, 31 January 2016

A finish and some progress

The daughter of one of my good friends in Australia had a baby boy last year and of course I had to make a quilt for the little bundle of joy. As the nursery's colour scheme is kept in grey, yellow and white naturally the quilt had to be in those colours too. We haven't had good weather lately, so the pictures are a bit dull. 


I've included some prairie points as little fingers love to play with something. The animals and circles are raw edge appliquéd and I have added a layer of batting to the back. After the applique was done, I carefully cut the excess batting away, which resulted in a sort of trapunto effect. 














I've also finally finished the last block for The Aunt's quilt. 


and here are all the blocks together, only the border triangles to do now. As I've mentioned before I'm using wash away paper for the applique but I decided that I don't like it. I think I will stick with the old needle turn method from now on.


Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Cheers
Vreni x

20 comments:

Gisele said...

Lovely to see you sewing again Vreni, adorable baby quilt your friend will love it! Congrats on finishing all the blocks for the Aunt's quilt, they are beautiful!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Oh my, that baby quilt is adorable! What is the pattern? That would be fun to make. As for the applique, at least you tried something new, even if you didn't like it.

Shasta Matova said...

These are both so beautiful. The soft lovely baby animal's quilt in gray and yellow and the wonderful elaborate applique.

Katharina said...

Liebe Vreni,
deine zwei Werke sind absolut toll geworden; speziell bewundere ich natürlich den prächtigen Babyquilt in dieser exquisiten Farbgebung! So richtig schlechtes Wetter ist für uns Patchworkerinnen ja oft Gold wert!
Auch ich wünsche dir noch einen erholsamen Sonntag-Abend und einen guten Wochenstart.
LG Katharina

Cattinka said...

Es ist schön Dich wieder am Werkeln zu sehen. Der Kinderquilt ist super! Und die Applikation wunderschön!
LG
KATRIN W.

Marjorie said...

Very nice! I did a yellow/grey/black quilt a while ago and your reminded me of how much I enjoyed working with those colors. And the applique project is fabulous.

Every Stitch said...

Your Aunts quilt applique blocks are delightful - looking so fresh and pretty laid out among the piecing! I've not tried the wash away but interesting that you have gone back to needleturn - the tried and true method is often the best :)

Lynda said...

What a lucky baby! Love the gray and yellow and black combo too. The animal fabrics seem to be perfectly matched to the animal. Nice idea to put on the prairie points for little fingers.

Your Aunt's quilt is going to be gorgeous. So much work but worth the effort.

HeathersSewingRoom said...

Great to see your baby quilt as the fabric choice was perfect for the room colours and like the appliqué animals. I am interested to hear your comments on the wash away appliqué paper and pleased that needle turn is your preferred option. Your quilt is coming together nicely. I hope you are enjoying the cold and it is not too much as it is your first 'real' winter.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Vreni, the quilt is really beautiful. You are so neat and tidy. Very neat and perfect! Wow. I love the animals.

Your applique is perfect too. Just beautiful. that is going to be a very very nice quilt

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

The baby quilt is so cute. I love the animals. The applique is stunning, can't wait to see the finished quilt.

pandchintz said...

Such a cute little baby quilt, Vreni!! Your Aunts blocks look fabulous - I must get back to mine sometime this year.......

Deb said...

Hello Vreni, I have just discovered your blog. What a beautiful baby quilt and those colours are so lovely together. I love your Aunts blocks, they are stunning, can't wait to see them all together.
I will return for more..... thanks for sharing

Wendy said...

What a gorgeous baby quilt! Was it from a pattern or did you make it up?

Radka said...

I love the last block!!! So pretty.
And the baby quilt, so sweet :-)
I know, it is a problem to get a good light this time of year, so you have done well :-)
xx

Shirley said...

The baby quilt is gorgeous and a lovely colour palette. I think needle turn applique is still the best way. Your blcks are coming together nicely.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Liebe Vreni,
tolle Babydecke, die Motive sind klasse gewählt und gestichelt.
Das letzte Blöckchen ist auch so schön. Was für eine tolle Farbkombination. Das wird ein klasse Quilt.
Liebe Grüßle,
Sylvia

Chookyblue...... said...

love the projects your working on..........

Astrid said...

That's a beautiful baby quilt! Love the colors and the design. Beautiful applique blocks. Congrats on the finishes!

Barbara said...

Absolut toll, dein Babyquilt mit den verschiedenen applizierten Tieren. Auch die Farbe, die du gewählt hast, gefällt mir. Prima für einen kleinen "Mann" :-) !! "Mein" local quilt shop führt auch eine Sweet Sixteen, die man mieten kann. Ob wir wohl den gleichen Shop meinen? Dann müsstest du jetzt ja in "meiner" Gegend wohnen :-) !! Herzliche Grüsse, Barbara