Sunday, March 26, 2023

Whew -- It Has Been Some Time -- Baby Quilts

It's been a while since I have posted as I have been busy finishing up all those baby quilts.  I have pictured the final quilts with the backings (which are really as nice or nicer than the fronts!!}.  This one has cats on the back pictured up in the left hand corner.  I used up quite a few of my 5 in squares but still have bags of them!

This is the old faithful pattern that I have done before.  A couple days of my time was spent just cutting 6 1/2 in by 3 1/2 in rectangles of a lot of my black and white fabrics.  I already had all the four patches done from before!!  The backing has polar bears and penguins!

This and the above quilt are variations on the pattern and have really cute wildlife fabric on the back.  I still have enough of that fabric to back two more quilts.  I have done a couple of stack and whacks from the fabric too.  I decided it was better as backing for these baby quilts.
And who doesn't like dinosaur fabric which I used on the back of this one!

I already backed a couple of quilts that I donated already with this cute fabric with cows on it!

This is the last of the finished baby quilts which also used the dinosaur fabric on the back.  Altogether, I made 7 quilts with this pattern (3 have already been donated).  I probably won't do anymore of this particular configuration.

This top is finished, ready to be basted and machine quilted. As I have mentioned before, I don't add the borders until I have finished the machine quilting.  I have found it is much much easier to add them then and you don't have to measure anything to make them even.  You just need to remember to add a little backing and batting around the edges!

The blocks are done but not sewn together yet.  I have the pieces for one more and then I will probably cease baby quilts for awhile -- I will have run out of batting and need to get a little cleaned up as I leave for the north in a few weeks.

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

I like the quilts with the black and white fabrics! Looking forward to seeing your projects at RAFA when you get back here!