Monday, July 8, 2013

Baby snoopy quilt - FMQ

My great nephew Errol was born in March 2013 in Toronto. His baby snoopy quilt was the ideal place to practice the quilting designs learned in Sew Cal Gal's 2012 FMQ challenge.
The large centre rectangles are the jesters' hats design.
 The yellow slashing is a feather plume with a spriral end.
 The two inch square blue and green four patches are a free hand spiral.
 I used yellow thread for the feathers, blue for the Jesters' hats and spirals.
The backing is 100% cotton baby blue sheeting that is sixty inches wide.
 
The feathers' centre line was marked using a sewline ceramic pencil and a flexiruler.
 
 
 When I make feathers, I stitch the centre line first, then one side of feather plume. 
Next I stitch back down the centre line, make the spiral end of the stem and stitch up the remaining side of the feather.  There are other ways to do feathers, but this method works well for me.
 
 
 
 The inside white border is heart shaped leaves.
 These are quick, easy and fun to stitch.
 
 
The outside blue border is a running spiral design.
 
 
 
I completed the binding, embroidering baby's name, my initials and the year.  Now, I'm off to make a matching toy bag to pack the quilt in before mailing it Toronto.  Happy quilting all.

10 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Great job! I esp. like the running spiral on the outside border done in darker blue thread on your light blue fabric!!

Maartje Quilt said...

I agree with Mary Ann about the color of the spiral.
What a lovely, lovely quilt!

Maartje Quilt said...

What an eye candy this quilt!

Julia said...

Las fotografias trasmiten, son geniales. Ha estado un regalo el visitar tu bloc, es genial, te invito visitar el mio y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidora.
Elracodeldetall.blogspot.com

Liz - Moments said...

What a cool ruler ..I have never seen anything like it..:I will have to keep my eyes open for one !!
Your quoting looks great...I am still practicing :-0

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I did (some parts) of the same challenge - great to see someone putting the skills into action! Well done!

Cathy Perlmutter said...

Lots of fun designs - this baby will have a lot to look at!

MissesStitches said...

Really nice quilting! Great feathers. And I love that you've put ribbon loops on it, too.

Sobuzy said...

Love the quilting!

Northern Deb said...

Thank you for visiting my blog...it's great to hear from other quilters. I'd love to join your group here. I teach FMQ at the local quilt shops and privately. Practice is everything as you've mentioned. I've been doing it for 5 years and am still learning.