Pat's Knitting and Quilting
January 16, 2009
I'm not having a baby - I'm not a grandma yet - I don't know anyone who is having a baby, but I wanted to make this quilt..so I did! I will be all ready when a baby appears! I don't know exactly why I even wanted to make it (not my regular style of quilt) - nostalgia maybe? ANYWAY - I think it is adorable and can't wait for a baby to come along :-)
Pattern: Mother Goose and Friends (free pdf pattern from P&B textiles) designed by Sue Garman.
Size: 45" X 45"
Method: Machine pieced and machine quilted by me. I have never learned to free-motion quilt, so it is all done with the walking foot and the feed dogs are up. I outlined the pictures in the blocks so it almost looks like applique, ditch stitched the stars with extra straight line stitching, put a chain in the borders and outlined the prairie points - I desperately need to learn to do free-motion quilting!
I bought the panel of Mother Goose blocks, cut them apart and then pulled out all my scraps that were similar colors to make the stars and prairie points. I can imagine the same quilt design with totally different alternate picture blocks - (there are so many fun choices out there!)
The backing is soft pretty flannel fabric that I already had which happened to match perfectly - Flannel fabric is perfect for the back of baby/child quilts - so nice a cozy!
Here are a few close ups ... I love the prairie points!!
Knitting ... the mindless stockinette of Acer is so satisfying to me right now.