Saturday, April 30, 2011

Baby Quilt a la Stack & Slash

It's been a crazy busy month, so I was grateful that Judy selected an easier (read "smaller") one for me this time - #4! Someone at my quilt group had originally started this one. I made some more blocks to make it big enough, and this month I quilted it! I used freehand butterflies out of the book "Laura's Little Book of Machine Quilting Designs." I've really enjoyed this book for giving me ideas for quilting... I get so stumped on that sometimes!

Baby Stack & Slash Quilt

Here's a close up of the idea... the butterflies have echoed wings, and most have antennas. I can see that I still need to work on my spacing when I'm going freeform, but it was pretty good.

Baby Quilt Close

I was trying to use fabric that was in the "Baby Quilt Bin" from our group and of course, ended up with a pieced back! It'll help the baby learn more colors, right? :-)

Baby Quilt Back

Four for four! A miracle for me! But moving on my UFO's has helped because 'an object in motion tends to stay in motion', right?

Betsy

7 comments:

Carol said...

Four for four sure does feel great, doesn't it! Such a pretty baby quilt -- I wish I was brave enough to tackle some free motion quilting. It'll have to wait until I feel I have lots of time to practice.

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cute! Great job on the quilting!

Gretchen said...

Great job keeping up with the UFOs!

Donna~~ said...

How fun! Congrats on a lovely finish--I am envying the warm feeling finishing a quilt always gives--guess I'd better get to work on May!

JCnNC said...

Beautiful and I love the quilting. Good Finish. Judy C

roberta said...

Beautiful quilt! Congratulations!

cherice said...

Great job on the free-hand butterflies!