Everly’s Baby Quilt

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Rosalie made this beautiful quilt for her granddaughter.  It is extra special because she used fabrics from Everly’s great-grandmother for the owl appliqué.

Rosalie gave me the quilt top and said I could do whatever I wanted with it. I started by adding trapunto to the owl, branch and leaves. Then I got out my favourite rulers and went crazy.

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Instead of quilting the sashing and the border separately, I decided link them together with my quilting.

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The plain backing really allows the free motion quilting to show.

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Thank you Rosalie for allowing me to quilt this family heirloom.

 

Baby Barks Quilt

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I am pleased to share with you this lovely, gender neutral, baby quilt.  It is rather unique in that it is actually a two sided quilt.   Rather than custom quilting one side and having it look strange on the other side, I chose to do an all over design that would compliment both sides of the quilt.  I used a design called Arrowheads.

Here is a close up look at the beautiful texture that the design created.  I used two layers of batting (Hobbes 80/20 and a high loft polyester) to give lots of dimension.

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And now the back.  There is a lot of white space which really helps to see the quilting.

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It is important to always label your quilt but this two sided design made that impossible.  Having a label on one side would detract from the quilt itself.  I saw somewhere online where a quilter stitched words into the binding instead of adding a label so that is what I did.  I used a very subtle tone on tone so that it would almost disappear into the binding.  It says “Made with love 2016 Grandma Debbie”.

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Here are a few pictures of the quilt in the nursery:

 

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Charity Quilts

Our guild is collecting baby quilts for Our Lady of Grace.  The quilts will go to pregnant or parenting teens.  I’ve made a boy and girl’s version.  I went a little overboard with the quilting, what else is new, but hopefully whoever gets them will like them.

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They look so cute together:
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Baby Leah’s Quilt

I just love the colours in this quilt….so girly. It was fully custom quilted to enhance the piecing.
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I used a stylized feather in the lighter triangles to push them into the background and have the brighter triangles pop forward.
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I did dense quilting in the white background to enhance the 3d effect of the trapunto hearts even more.
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You can really see the free motion quilting on the back.
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