Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Baby Quilts

The second quilt for the Newton Child Development Center, cotton, machine pieced and quilted. 36x54".
I used only scrap strips, including large scraps of batting, zigzagged together onto the backing before adding the top.  This is a great way of using up the leftovers which pile  up so quickly. And the log cabin setting is fun and fast.
With this quilt, I didn't use quilt as you go, but made the top first and then quilted it, just like a regular quilt. I love how it just fits my table exactly. The colors might be a little girly, but the first quilt was a little more boyish, so it's only fair.
This kind of  sewing is so much fun, satisfying and stress free.
 I quilted it in big juicy plumes, also fast and fun.

 I have a new regime in my kitchen. I insist on being the only cook, which has greatly helped keep the counters and floors clean. It has taken a few days of training, but Dave is getting the idea that I am in charge and he belongs on the other side of the counter, to be served. He gets much healthier meals this way and the kitchen doesn't get out of hand as quickly.


  1. Those runners are plastic outdoor rugs from IKEA. No longer available.. boohoo.

  2. Ahhhhh LOVE the colours of that quilt !!!

    (ha, nice kitchen !)

  3. I love the colors and how you used the Kaffe Fassett fabrics. You are always an inspiration!

  4. Lovely colours in the baby quilt Melody, kitchen looks great - and spotless!

  5. Your baby quilts are so cute! I have started making some herringbone baby quilts for my stash as it is quite low and it seems I always am in need to give one to someone I meet. I am still working on the prototypes to get the pieces the right size so I can use 42"-44" fabric for the back and having only one row of seams that is the partial seaming. Right now I am making one that is using up lots of scraps which I have bins and bins of scraps.

    I love your kitchen. I don't know what else to say but it is the kitchen I wish I had. I love that island!