21 November 2011

(Un) baby blanket

I'm working on a baby quilt, but I'm not sure it looks like a baby blanket.

I started with Thomas's Naptime Pillow pattern. When I was small I built mazes out of wooden blocks, then legos, and I wanted to capture that spirit in the quilting.

The quilting follows the zig zag of the pieced prints, then echoes or responds to the previous quilting line with each new run. To keep the lines straight I marked a 3" reference grid and diagonals with my hera marker, then improvised as I quilted.

The fabrics are Thomas Knauer Pear Tree, AMH Loulouthi, Ty Pennington Impressions, and Kona white, copen, and bone.

10 comments:

  1. Did you use a walking foot on all those straight lines? It looks wonderful! I have a really hard time keeping my lines straight without little hiccups along the way.

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  2. It's looking so good...I love it.

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  3. it's beautiful. i think i love everything you do!? your work is very inspiring, so thank you.

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  4. talk about the quilting making the quilt! Its is great.

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  5. It's beautiful. The quilting pattern is great. I think it makes the perfect baby blanket for a baby, especially a baby with culture and appreciation for architectural structures.

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  6. Wonderful crisp, bright colours and the quilting echoing the pattern is a super idea. I can't wait to see a photo of the whole quilt.

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  7. I really like this and the simple 'reflecting' path the quilting takes - it looks simple but is probably far from simple, with those lovely clean lines - well done, again

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  8. I love that it's an un-baby quilt. The lines are so crisp, and I love that by using small snippets, fabric patterns appear entirely different. Beautiful!

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  9. I love baby blankets that aren't "cutesy" baby blankets. It looks great!

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  10. oooh. all sharp and pointy for a baby. love it!

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