When you get the opportunity to make a baby quilt for a long-time friend’s soon-to-be grandson, the pleasure begins with choosing the design. But it doesn’t end with delivering the quilt. No, it doesn’t end for a very long time – more like when that soon-to-be baby has a child of their own and you ask them if they still have the baby quilt you made for them when THEY were a baby! I’ve had the pleasure of finding that out within the last year and the thrill of knowing someone has saved their baby quilt (or their parents did) that you made them 18 or more years ago is over-the-top quilted love!
Braxton needed a baby quilt. The fabric color choices were not something I would choose as there were light’s and dark’s but no medium shades of fabrics. But the quilt grew on me as I sewed it together. And when I added the machine embroidery, that helped, too. The final thing that clinched my love for this quilt was when my dear friend Meloney quilted it (and added the binding!) for his quilt.
I rarely ask Meloney to quilt a quilt with any specific pattern. In fact, I can only think of two instances, in the 10+ years I’ve known her, where I’ve done so. She prefers to let the quilt talk to her and tell her what pattern to quilt it in. For Braxton’s quilt, once she saw the deer stag head shot, she felt quilting it with leaves was appropriate as it would signify a deer walking through a forest. And she was absolutely right!
“Fiesta!” Table Top Quilt Pattern designed by TK Harrison
“Fiesta!” is an original design that will be included in the July 2016 issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine. This bold and bright table topper measures 24 1/2″ square and is sure to brighten up any summer table! This project is made even more special by using Insul-Bright® batting, to keep any serving dish of food that is put on it hot and/or cold.
And no triangles means it is absolutely perfect for a beginning quilter as well as any more advanced quilter!. A quilter can make this quilt in the matter of a few hours, just in case you need something quick for a hostess gift or for a fun table top decoration at the last minute.
My first 2016 block of the month (BOM) quilt for BOMquilts.com has been designed, the fabrics chosen and received from AbbiMays.com and now it’s time to choose what Aurifil threads we’ll need for the quilt. My “Shabby Chic Love” BOM will be 74″ x 93″ in size. It will consist of a combination of pieced blocks and appliqued blocks.
I’m SO excited to get this quilt underway! I hope you are, too!
Starting a new quilt is exciting. If you are a true quilter, there is a LOT of planning involved in a new quilt project. What fabrics? What batting? What quilting?
Then there are the necessary things we must go through, using our five senses. We touch, we smell, we hear the fabric talk to us, we see the fabric in various places for the quilt and we even talk to our fabrics. LOL
I have a new quilt planned and I am itching to get it started! Here are the chosen fabrics:
hmmm, whatever will it be? Whoever will it go to? Stay tuned, I’ll let you know at a later date!