Baby Quilts and Wall Hangings

After completing the 100 Day Project of embroidery, I have jumped back into quilting. It was worthwhile taking a break and doing something different creatively – but I am very glad to be back to my true love of quilting. And due to Covid19, my Artist in Residence status continues, with plenty of time to make quilts.

A dear friend of mine had her second child this summer – so an excuse to make another baby quilt! As if I needed an excuse… I love the vibrant colors of this fabric line – called Caturday, by Windham Fabrics. I used simple spiral quilting – one of my favorites. I made a little matching shoulder bag for the big sister too.

I’ve know this woman (I almost said “girl”) since she was in kindergarten with my own daughter. They’ve been buds most of their lives, were in each other’s weddings, and now at almost 30 years old, continue to be friends, even though they currently live in different states. So, this woman has a special place in my heart. And I like her mother! We two moms are friends as well.

I was afraid my own grandson was critically short of quilts made by his Annie (that would be me!) so I whipped up two more. I can’t help myself! The alphabet came as a panel I found at QuiltCon – I cut it apart and framed each letter in shades of blue. The “To the Moon and Back” is also a panel I found at my local quilt shop, The Stitchery. Both are backed in flannel – I always do that for baby quilts. I don’t know why, maybe I think all babies are going to freeze to death and need the cover? But no, they can’t even use covers in their cribs… oh well, both are very soft to sit on! I just did some simple all over quilting in hopes that the quilts wouldn’t even up too stiff – I have a tendency to quilt stuff to death, but I reined myself in…

This one is a t-shirt wall hanging for another friend. The little boy is now four years old and quite the cutie pie. They plan to hang this in his room so I kept it small and used fabric (Sunday Picnic by Moda) that would go well for a little boy, but not be so babyish that he wouldn’t like it. And that’s Frankie’s nose checking things out – she photo bombs many of my pictures – I should do an Instagram post just on the Frankie The Photobomber! The dark blue border isn’t really a border at all, but welting. It’s folded and sewn into the seam – the folded edge is actually not sewn down so it’s a bit of 3D interest in the quilt. It’s a good way to add another frame without adding any more to the size of a quilt.

And one more wall hanging – this fox is for my grandson’s first birthday in October. His room is all in woodland animals so I think this will go perfectly – and maybe he will still like it as he grows up since it’s not childlike at all. I found this as a kit at a quilt shop in Jonesborough, TN – and now I can’t find the pattern to give credit to the designer. I’ve googled every way I can think of to find the pattern online with no luck. So if any of you reading this know who designed it, please let me know and I’ll give credit where credit is certainly due! It was a difficult pattern, appliqué is not my strong suit, but I’m very glad I kept working on it because I’m very happy with the finished wallhanging. I didn’t use regular batting in this one. I want it to hang as straight as possible, so I used a heavy piece of felt between the front and back.

That’s all I have to show you for now. Thanks for reading!

I wish all of you well, stay safe and happy quilting,


3 thoughts on “Baby Quilts and Wall Hangings

  1. 99, That is a ridiculous amount of artisan talent! Seriously, just beautiful. Glad I don’t have to pick a favorite! Loved the stories behind each quilt, smashing idea to make the big sis a purse. You’ll be her new best friend. Xx, 29

  2. I just love getting to see what you are up to and it never disappoints! Of course the fox is my favorite- you sure did a great job on that (as you did on all the others).
    Our love to you and all your family!
    Pat (Hale)

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