This week I made a quick baby quilt from a panel and it turned out awfully sweet. There is no applique on this, it’s all printed.
I started with this panel. I don’t remember where it came from, but I must have felt sorry for it and took it home. I added two rows of patchwork (from my scrap bins) to make it wider, put a Kona Ash border around it, then bound it with a two-tone charcoal binding.
There is an extra layer of cotton batting under the center to make it a little poofy. I quilted on the printed lines, and added a few extra details.
To quilt the background, I drew in bunches of leaves using my new “Leaves Galore” ruler (Sue Pelland), that I bought last month. It’s meant for cutting leaf shapes, but I traced along the curves, moved it, and traced again to form continuous leaves that were easy to quilt. That’s how I drew the leaves in the border, too.
The back is pieced from my stash.
This was fun to make. Now it’s headed for my Etsy shop, unless I can convince someone to decorate their nursery in a woodland theme…
I’m linking up to Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and WIPs Be Gone at A Quilting Reader’s Garden.
July 18, 2015 at 9:23 AM
What a cute quilt! I usually don’t like panels, but you have done an amazing job on the quilting, the borders, and even the back is beautiful! I’m a beginner at quilting but I’m having so much fun with it! I read in one of your posts that you went to Hamilton and visited MSQC. My daughter and I are hoping to go sometime next year (she just had a baby). My daughter is a teacher and I also have been in the past. I miss it sometimes but I really enjoy not working right now! I love the way you quilted the leaves on your quilt and the clever way you used your ruler. The colors also are unexpected and just beautiful.
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July 20, 2015 at 8:31 PM
That IS cute! I love what you did.
July 21, 2015 at 9:07 AM
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September 22, 2015 at 8:23 PM
Great use of your Leaves Galore Ruler! Congratulations on an adorable quilt.
September 14, 2021 at 4:25 AM
Thanks for a greatt read