Sunday, July 12, 2009

A New Quilt for Campbell

I had to take these fast before Marissa left. Here is the blanket I made for our newest grandson, Campbell. I added rick rack, scallops, and what do you call that zig zag edge?
I made these scallops by tracing one of Marissa's plates. I sewed a green strip if scallops by tracing the half circles down the strip. I then sewed the strip and cut the half circles out clipping the edges for easement. I turned them right side out and then lined them up on the row to sew in.
Here is a close up of the rick rack and picot edge. I have a really easy way to make those. If any one is interested, let me know and I'll make up a tutorial for you.

I put minky on the back. It is tricky to work with since it is stretchy and the front is not. I stretched it out and pinned it to the carpet (right side down) then added the hobbes batting (smoothing it out on top of the minky). I then added the top right side up and safety pinned the layers together to hold in place while I machine quilted. I used a walking foot. A real must in my book. I also sewed down each row in the same direction (left side of the quilt to right side of the quilt.) This helps to keep the quilt from shifting in different directions.

If you are close to Provo, Utah, the Utah Valley Quilt Guild is having their big quilt fair on Wednesday, July 15th. They have vendor booths, free quilt classes, a quilt auction, garage sale, bake sale, and quilt show, and lunch. It's at the Eldred Center on 5th North in Provo. It is tons of fun and inspiration. It is from 9:30-4. Come if you can.


Anita said...

Very cute. Love the colors and the differant embellishments you added.

Shauna said...

Absolutely beautiful! I would love to know how to make the triangle/zigzag edge - please do a tutorial!

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a cute quilt! I love the combination of patterns that you used - very cute!


deana said...

That quilt is gorgeous. I just love all the colors and the different prints.

ps. so glad you stopped by my blog and entered the contest. good luck.