Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lavender and Yellow Baby Quilt

Finally, an actual quilt on this quilting blog. lol A few months ago, a friend of the Blanketeers donated a completed baby quilt top, along with plenty of batting and coordinating fabric to finish it off. I volunteered my services and here it is, all done after sitting all sandwiched and ready to quilt for weeks and weeks.
It was only 30" by 40", so it was quick and easy to stipple. As you can see, the back matches the binding. I tried doing a single fold binding again, this time making it 2.25" wide. It was still pretty tight and I had to pull pretty hard to get it to overlap properly. 2.5" would probably be better. I think I'll use 2.75" on the Minkee backed quilts; they are very thick.

I just love my new camera. Look at all those stippling nooks and crannies! 8-) The colors are very accurate too. I can fix the aperture wide open for lots of natural light. My mini-tripod works great when I have something to stand it on.
Well, I got my December finish done, and I'll have something to turn in at the next Blanketeer meeting too. All in all, a productive few days. 8-)


Barb said...

Love it!!!

Christine said...

Love the stippling ... you do a great job. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Happy New Year.

PS. Your home looked beautiful and very Christmassy covered in snow. It NEVER snows here.

Jean :) said...

Hi Susan... What a beautiful quilt... and a wonderful job of quilting it.... Lucky baby... :)

bingo~bonnie said...

beautiful quilt - so soft looking ;) Love the new camera's closeups! And Natural light makes those photos great!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie