Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Baby Quilt #4

Layer cakes are my friends.  For those not familiar with quilty lingo that means a stack of 42 10-inch squares with a variety of coordinating fabrics.   I bought a layer cake from Moda called Storybook by Kate & Birdie.  I have made 3 small baby quilts using it.  Granted, they are not the most exciting finishes with lots of intricate piecing, but they are a FINISH!    I have come to the conclusion that I need those simple finishes now and then just to be able to say I finished something.  And ALSO to have some baby quilts on hand to give as gifts.   So here is the 3rd quilt and final quilt out of the layer cake that I bought.  It's full of stuff little boy dreams are made of . . . ships, airplanes, hot air balloons, clouds, castles.


Loopy quilting reminds me of airplanes flying around in the sky . . .

Baby laundry!!


Currently, we have no landscaping and are surrounded by dirt at the moment so this old cattle yoke embedded in a tree near our house is the best I could do.   I'll bet this has been there since the early 1900's.  At least the sky was pretty!  

I am trying to not buy any new fabric for the things I am working on until the end of this year.  I was panicking because I didn't have anything the right color to bind this quilt but I finally found some brown plaid flannel for the binding.  I used this hot air balloon fabric on the back.


For some reason I didn't even list this amongst the WIP's for the 2016 Follow-A-Long so it won't count as one of my finishes.  Phooey!  Oh well.  

Have a blessed day!


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11 comments:

  1. So Cute! It looks so soft and cuddly! And I love that outside photo! Great job on the finish!

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  2. Hello Janice
    Your baby quilt is so lovely, it looks so soft. The backing is perfect. Well done.

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  3. Those are such cute fabrics and make a wonderful finish.

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  4. I agree that a couple of simple quilts can be wonderful additions to the project list. Not every quilt needs to be The Heirloom Quilt! We need to sneak a couple of satisfying finishes into the mix to keep our sewing mojo going :)

    This little boy quilt is super cute!! The sweet baby laundry is the best!

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  5. You are so right Janice, a finish is a finish! Great job! The brown flannel was made for it and perfect for a boy!

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  6. This is a great use of your layer cake fabrics. I find simple patchwork very satisfying and the quilts make great gifts that can be loved and enjoyed!

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  7. I love your baby quilt. Lovely fabrics and the quilting is the perfect choice to leave it soft and cuddly. I like your tree pic, the sky is a beautiful shade, don't discount your dirt background, it can make the beauty of your finished quilts shine, rather than a beautiful setting which can detract.

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  8. Very cute and perfect for a little boy. Congrats on the finish! Simple or not finishes mean fabric is out of the stash and into something useful.

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  9. Such charming fabrics, they made the perfect quilt for a little boy! And your FMQ loops look fabulous. Loop-de-doo's are a favorite of mine! :) Congrats on the finish! Also, I love the picture with the tree, such great texture. And the muted colors really let that quilt shine!

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  10. What a sweet baby quilt. Such soft colors. And it looks beautiful hanging by the tree. I've never used a layer cake, but this makes me think I need to consider doing that. I never thought of it that you can quickly get three good sized baby quilts out of one.

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  11. Congrats on the finish. A simple finish is still a finish.

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