Friday, June 14, 2013

Baby Quilt: Tumbler and Stars!


I decided to make a quilt from the scraps that I had from the first quilt and the curtains I am working on. I am still working on the curtains, I made a mess, so now I have to think it over and decide a better way to do them or just make a topper and buy solid curtains to match;)

This one I used the baby tumbler die to cut, makes it easier to cut them out, but it does waste a bit of fabric. Great though for scraps since you just need sizes that fit the dies.

This is the fabric that I won from Henry Glass Fabrics, they really sent me a lot. I still have the green shades that I can use for another quilt, plus a yard of print and one with rows of animals that I will use for the curtain tops.

I wanted to add a little touch and saw a quilt that had stars with circles in them, so I made my own starts and fussy cut the circles to add a little fun to the quilt. I used fusible on them, then a blanket stitch by machine. I also used a variegated blue thread, so on some spots it looks like there is no stitching, not a good idea to use lights on light if you want it to show;)

Then I decided I wanted stitches that were larger and fun, so I am hand stitching the tumbler blocks. It is taking me longer, but I am on the second half, so I should have that finished tomorrow. I would like to do star stitching on the borders, and I also think embroidery would be cute, but would take longer. I am hoping to have it done by sunday, we shall see.

Here is a sneak peak, not the best piecing or stitching, but I am sure he won't mind that Grandma isn't perfect.


7 comments:

Dorothy said...

Looking lovely.

Brenis said...

Someone getting the quilting bug? Lol :). It looks like its a fun one! Can't wait to see the rest!

Jacque. said...

Darn cute, Debbie!

moosecraft said...

Sooooo cute! Love it!

Melody said...

Really, really cute

Quilt Hollow said...

It's looking good!

paulette said...

Grandma, your quilt is looking PERFECT!! Love the hand quilting!! One thing's for sure, every stitch is stitched with love!! well done!