Thursday, 25 August 2016

Another Baby Quilt

Recently our nephew and his partner welcomed their second child into the family; a little girl this time. Since I made a quilt for their first child of course I made one for this one as well. You might remember this quilt I made for their little boy.

I started with making Gingham for the background as that's something I always wanted to try. But I didn't want to leave it as that, as a baby quilt needs colour, at least in my book.  

The idea was to just randomly place flowers and butterflies all over but then I decided to go the "Kellie of Don't Look Now fame" way and make it into a tree. I've made Kellie's tree before, you can see it here and it's still one of my all time favourites.  I didn't use a pattern this time though, just cut out flowers, leaves, bugs and butterflies and fused them to the background. 

The shapes were then raw edge appliquéd onto the background and the batting and I added the backing before I started the free motion quilting. 

I'm happy with how the quilt turned out but my blasted machine gave me grief again. I must think of other options, otherwise I'll end up throwing this machine out of the window one of these days ;)!!! 

Last week we delivered the quilt in person (in the Netherlands) and we got to meet the newest member of the family as well as her little brother, who was born when we were still living in Singapore. 

Vreni x


Aneta Rostek said...

I love it <3

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
einfach nur schön! LG Doris

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Both quilts are great!

Lynda said...

Oh WOW!! I do remember the car quilt. So cute. Absolutely love the pink quilt too. Never seen making your own gingham before. What a fun idea. And all those flowers and bugs to make the tree is amazing. Looks like it must have taken forever to make. It is great!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Oh the new baby quilt is incredible. Wow.
Just so beautiful.
Congratulations gramma.

Sue said...

Stunning!! I want one! Lucky little girl.

liniecat said...

I absolutely adore your tree!
It looks so delightful : )

Wendy said...

What a beautiful quilt! I must make an applique quilt one day

Cattinka said...

Das hast Du fein gemacht. Beide Quilts sind wunder- wunderschön!

Angela said...

Hallo Vreni, toll, der Mädchenquilt. Die Geschwister können sich glücklich schätzen, dich zur Tante zu haben!
Wishing you happy quilting in Switzerland. LG Angela

patchingmimi said...

Wow, die beiden Quilts sind ja traumhaft!
LG mimi

Thimbleanna said...

Oh so sweet Vreni -- they're both adorable! I LOVE the idea of making a "gingham" background first too. Well Done!!!