Saturday, March 28, 2009

Today I finished a baby quilt for a customer. She had sent me the fabric and pattern before Christmas and I made the top for her, then returned it to her so she could hand quilt it. She got too busy to do it herself, so mailed it back to me to quilt on my longarm. I chose a pantograph pattern called Popcorn by Willow Leaf Studio, I love their designs. They are very organic, lots of leaves and vines, with the repeat clearly marked, so it is so easy to advance the quilt and not lose your place. Despite the fact that this quilt has quite a bit of pink in it, it is a quilt for a baby boy, so I tried to chose something that was gender neutral (not too flowery!)for the quilting pattern. I wanted to bind it with the blue that you can see in the sashing, but all I had was scraps from assembling the top. I'm not sure the Beatrix Potter fabric line is still available in stores, it came out a few years ago. I was happy to be able to eek out the binding by using a 2 inch, instead of 2.5 inch binding, from the scraps, which helps to frame it. There are really sweet illustrations of Benjamin Bunny, Squirrel Nutkin, Jeramiah Puddleduck, and her other characters. My Mom used to read them to us when we were little. Now, I read Benjamin Bunny to my grandchildren.


Holee said...

Very cute and the blue binding looks right.

It reminds me of my pink blankets. Back then you didn't know what you were getting. Each time I was sure it was a girl so I bought only pink..but had 4 sons..each spending the first 3 months of life wearing pink.

JessicaSews said...

Hey There!
Was thinking of you, hope you're enjoying great gardening weather!
Summer has arrived here. It skipped the normal 69*degrees and went happily to 87* this week.....what to do, but water the grass!!
I found a great local quilt shop that's loaded with batiks, beads, back issues of quilting magazines and a huge knitting/crochet area!
I'm thrilled!
The surroundings have been a huge distraction, I want to take every opportunity to go camera-shooting!

Sending Quilt-Hugs to you and family!

Holee said...

I'm just wondering if you are okay? I get worried when I don't see you post here or on the HGTV board.

JessicaSews said...

Pam, Oh Pam! Where are ye?!

I hope everything is well there!

Missing You!

JessicaSews said...

Miss You!
Miss You!!
Miss You!!!