Sunday, May 6, 2018

Fly High baby quilt

My plan is to use up as many children's fabrics as I can from my stash, as well as scraps, 
by creating a set of baby quilts for the neo-natal unit & Ronald McDonald House 
at Southland Hospital in Invercargill.

I've started with this one, using up a flannel jellyroll that I picked up 
from Spotlight at the end of last year.

I created rail-fence blocks then twisted and turned them to create the layout.
I used some extra strips to bulk up the sides, and used up some leftover blocks to lengthen it as well.

It measures 27" x 31" and has a plain flannel backing.

You can see that I kept with the aeronautical theme by quilting clouds along horizontal lines.

The backing is just a plain pale blue flannel, with some leftover blocks as a small feature panel.

Warm Welcome Baby Quilt

Created this baby quilt as part of a series of three I have made this year, using the same fabrics but with different patterns.  For this one I used an acrylic template: a Sue Daley 10" wedge to cut the pieces.
Our school grounds have ornamental cherry trees that have beautiful autumn leaves right now.
I love the colour combos of the greys, deep navy, mints and white, as also used in the earlier
Hugs and Kisses baby quilt.  This quilt here ended up at 31"x 38".

The buzzy bees are my fave! I just used straight line quilting to pull it all together.

The backing is a fox flannel - the quilt is a gift for my cousin and his fiance, whose first baby is due in June; my cousin loves hunting (not that we have foxes here in NZ) so I put this backing on for him.

Handmade with Heart, here in Edendale, Southland.

The lovely mother-to-be, Kate Pavitt, was thrilled with the quilt.
(Photo thanks to Amanda Inder)
Kia ora to all my quilting and crafting friends visiting via Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish It Up Friday 
Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday, or Meadow Mist Designs Share Your Finish Friday!

June: Here is the gorgeous new arrival, Lucia Loren McGowan: