Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bright Baby Quilt

It’s finished at last!  After a few delays (spelled h-e-a-d-a-c-h-e-s).


My attempt a free-motion quilting failed miserably.  I haven’t done it in a while and couldn’t get the thread tension nor my “groove” adjusted so I ripped out what I had done – about 1/4th of the quilt – and went with the walking foot and a grid pattern.  Turned out perfect. 

However, what makes this quilt extra-special are the solid-colored blocks in the borders.  My mother-in-law, a once avid seamstress, suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease and is no longer able to sew.  Being the only fabric-nut in the family, I inherited her fabrics.  I kept all the bright solid-colored ones and donated the rest.  Her solid  fabrics are included in this quilt so that Baby Bryce can have a little of his great-granny with him even though she won’t understand who he is.  If she did, she would be so proud.



  1. I tend to grid a lot of machine quilted quilts too, just easier and I don't want to take the time to practice again
    looks great and what a nice story behind the quilt

  2. Hi Donna, I've just found your blog and become a "FOLLOWER." I'm a fellow Texan and a quilter. I'll be visiting as often as I can.


Hey, leave me a comment so I know that I'm not talking to just myself!