Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Finish: Peace Baby

Once again I am posting while sitting on an aircraft waiting to take off. I did finish the baby peace quilt I started a few days ago (handstitching the binding will be done while traveling) and have linked to Amy's Sew & Tell Friday!

The quilt was pieced using Malka's A Stitch in Color jelly roll strips and a green shot cotton for the backing. I don't remember which shot cotton but the color isn't the shade it appears in this picture.

The obligatory toe shot above. The shot cotton was one I had on hand which saved me a trip to the LQS. The thread is from Connecting Threads and called Sprout. Again, I had this in my thread inventory.

I love the feel of the shot cotton. It is so soft and perfect for a baby quilt. (My daughter is editing over my shoulder and says her baby blanket {emphasis on blanket} is much softer.) She did help me with the photo shoot so I guess I should be nice to her on the plane ;-)

I probably could have gotten away without piecing the back but I wasn't taking any chances. All the fabric for the backing is A Stitch in Color - some is yardage I bought and the pieced center section is unused jelly roll strips. The binding is also pieced jelly roll strips. There are 61 print squares in this pattern. I cut three 2.5" squares from each jelly roll strip, so there are quite a few (partial at least) strips remaining which is awesome as I love this line of fabric.

The quilting was done with a walking foot. I didn't mark any lines, just followed the outline of the peace squares and quilted organic straight lines. There was a lot of starting, stopping and turning so thank goodness for the small size. Have I mentioned how I like working with baby size quilts?!!!

This quilt is headed to the Pacific Northwest as a gift representing sunny Florida, so I find it ironic that it has rained this entire week while I worked on this quilt. Orlando hasn't seen the sun shine for quite a few days now. I couldn't even take any outdoor pictures of this quilt in Florida.

Remembered the quilt stats this time:

Peace Baby, 30" x 30", fabric used Kaffe shot cotton, A Stitch in Color jelly roll strips, pattern design and quilted by me!

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  1. What a beautiful and bright baby quilt. Love every single thing about it!!

  2. So many things to love about this quilt! The quilting lines, the happy fabric and the backing...just to name a few! ;)

  3. Beautiful quilt!! I love how you did the quilting. It's a shame the weather did not cooperate for some outdoor shots, but I'm sure you will be able to take some awesome pictures in the Pacific Northwest ;-)

  4. It really turned out great! I love the quilting design you did. It really works well. I also love the name of this quilt.

  5. You are on aircraft a lot - you must do a lot of traveling! How lucky!

    Fun project. Looks like a great size to whip up.

  6. A wonderful quilt! I love your quilting!

  7. It turned out so cute! Love the quilting.

  8. Its gorgeous Rene! I love your peace pattern. That green is a perfect foil for Malka's fabrics. You have done a wonderful job on the quilting. It looks great.

  9. Hi do you ever sell any of your quilts?" ( the peace sign green)

  10. Hi do you ever sell any of your quits? (the green peace sign)