Saturday, May 28, 2011

Welcome baby girl & WIP Wednesday #3

The last week was very busy and very happy. Graduation, two big birthdays, and to top it all , a new baby girl in our family! My son and daughter in law had a lovely little girl, Mazal Tov (congratulations in Hebrew) and welcome to the world, may you have a long and happy life!

Now I really have to move on with my "secret projects" which are not secret anymore. I have two days to start and finish a baby quilt and I already started a small play mat for Y the big brother (he's 3).
A while back I fell in love with this cute panel - Wild Friends by lesley grainger for Robert Kaufman.

I decided to use it as is and free quilt around the pictures. For this I had to learn free motion quilting, and I must say I much prefer straight quilting. As you can see I have to improve a lot, maybe with experience.



I still need to quilt between the pictures, I haven't decide whether to do straight line or stippling (which I never done before). What do you think?

Except for the quilt for the baby girl, for which I didn't even pull out fabrics, I have another WIP. I want to make two pillow cases from the leftover blocks of the Sunshine and Candy quilt.




I decided to shelve the pillow case from last week, and this was a big move forward (I got unstuck!). I think it's very important to learn how to cut your loses and move ahead, in quilting and in life as well.

I'm linking to Betsy's blog, thanks for hosting this week, and to Lee from Freshly Pieced the great organizer. May you all have a great week.


10 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new granddaughter!! What a cute panel for a playmat! I actually really like how it's quilted currently, I wouldn't add anything to it, I think, it looks amazing as is. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

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  2. Your baby quilt is adorable! Love it!

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  3. Your quilting is fine! I think I would just continue with the quilting around the other prints on the panel and border. It is such a cute quilt!

    LaDonna

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  4. Congrats on the new baby! I love your animal quilt. The quilting looks good to me!

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  5. Yes, Mazal Tav!!! :D Love the animal panel and what you've done with it.

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  6. your little animal quilt is so precious

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  7. Congratulations on the new grandbaby! Love the wild animal panel. So cute!

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  8. So happy for you on having a new granddaughter! I love the playmat you made and the way you've quilted it. I like the parts between the animals unquilted - makes it kind of poofy and playful.

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  9. Congrats on the new grandbaby! I love that panel - I'm using fabric from the same line for one of my current WIPs! I like how you have it quilted right now - makes it pop nicely.

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  10. The quilted playmat is adorable, I agree sometimes the fabric just doesn't want to be cut! And I don't think you FMQ looks bad at all :)

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