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?



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!

Anonymous said...

Great job on the free-hand butterflies!