Monday, December 16, 2019

Another Baby Quilt , A Block finished & A Christmas gift completed.

Another Baby quilt finished for my niece this time. I was fortunate enough to take a class at the Auckland Symposium, with Angela Walters, which was such fun, and gave me the confidence to try different quilting, other than my stock standard large stippling. I really enjoyed trying out different stitches, and also using my rulers. I still need loads of practice, but when the binding is on, it looks pretty OK. Baby quilts are a good way to practice...not too large! The pattern was from an idea I saw on Missouri Star Quilt Company,

I have also managed to finish a block from another class I took. This time back-basting applique with Wendy Whellum from Adelaide, Australia. This is such a great way to needle turn hand applique.

And, to finish off two cushions made as Christmas gifts for a daughter-in-law. She doesn't look at my blog, so I can show them on here.  The hexagon one was made with advise/instruction from my friend Linda at Flourishing Palms in Florida.

 Kelly's favourite colour is teal. I made both of these 16"cushions with a flapped zipper, which was so easy.

I got the idea for this from Scissortail Studio: How to make a Perfect Zippered Pillow on you tube.

Merry Christmas everyone and thanks for stopping by


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

such colorful projects

Unknown said...

Gorgeous work Sue! I love the baby quilt and can really see the Angela Walters' textured quilting approach! Well done! Beautiful pieces. Thank you for sharing them :D

Luv 2 Sew Things said...

Love your baby quilt. The colours and quilting are great.
Your block is terrific! You have mastered back basting that's for sure.
Love your hexi cushion. I need to try that 😍
Cool zipper insert. Ideal for your lovely cushions.
All up lovely work as usual 😘

Gretchen Weaver said...

Love the applique blocks, back basting is the best! Baby quilt is so cute and so are the pillows. Your DIL will be very pleased. Happy Stitching!

FlourishingPalms said...

Oh Sue! I sure love seeing the hexagon pillow you made. It's so pretty... and actually, those are my favorite colors. I'm tickled that it turned out so beautifully. I hope she love it, and the other pillow too, of course! As for your quilting, I'm proud of you for trying, and doing such a nice job. You picked the right size project for attempting your new knowledge, and it's great! Well done all around. Thank you so much for sharing!

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