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Adventures in Fabric Art

Adventures in Cuteness (a finish)


IMG_2412This 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.

2015-07-05 11.03.45picI 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.

IMG_2422The back is pieced from my stash.

2015-07-15 20.00.35This 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…

IMG_2423I’m linking up to Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and WIPs Be Gone at A Quilting Reader’s Garden.



Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

7 thoughts on “Adventures in Cuteness (a finish)

  1. 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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  3. That IS cute! I love what you did.

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  5. Great use of your Leaves Galore Ruler! Congratulations on an adorable quilt.

  6. Thanks for a greatt read

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