Monday, April 23, 2018

greatgrandbaby quilt

We are excited to welcome our first greatgrandchild soon. 
A quilt needs to be made to mark the occasion. Young mothers have very specific ideas as to what they want, nursery design, theme, colors, etc. So when I asked Racheal, what kind of baby quilt she wanted, she said, "Woodland theme, a tree and a fox and leaves, a geometric look..."

so this soon to be GREAT granma gathered ideas from the internet :)

found this shared graph drawing of a tree and leaves, using triangles and squares and decided it was time I learned to make half-square triangles

and gathered fabrics from different stores, Joanns, Walmart,

played around with ideas, found a cute fox peeping from behind the tree - picture found online also 

added a little hand embroidery

sewed together in vertical strips, adjusting the strips up or down so the leaves would not be in straight rows - to look more natural, but really so I wouldn't have to line up all those seams :)

after I was pleased with the alignment, trimmed the strips to length, then added fox to go behind the tree trunk, and added a few borders to bring it all together

used my machine large zig-zag for quilting, another first, it went fast, just did vertical rows of stitching lining up with the vertical strips of fabric

and the requisite quilt label - another baby quilt done!

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