Monday, February 13, 2012

Design Wall Monday: Sweet Hearts

Back in September of last year, I made this little baby quilt for my new great-niece, Nora, and I received one of the sweetest thank you notes from her mom that I've ever read. She left no doubt that she really loved the quilt, and I don't have to tell you how good that made me feel. :o)

Sometime around Christmas, she asked if she could hire me to make another one for a friend of hers who is expecting in March. Of course, I said yes! So a couple of weeks ago, I received a package in the mail with the fabrics she had chosen for the quilt. Here's what I have finished so far:

Piecing that bubbly chenille has been a bit of a challenge. It tends to creep around while you're sewing, so lots of pinning is required, but it seems to be working out okay. I think the overall effect will be awesome with the varying textures, not to mention how soft and cuddly it will be for the baby! I just wish these pictures did justice to the chocolaty richness of the fabric.

This week I hope to get the borders on and prepare for quilting. The red gingham will be the border fabric:

The aqua/red floral print you can see in the hearts is also the backing fabric. I'm really excited to get this finished and see the end result. Since I've never really pieced a top with such varied types of fabrics, it's been hard for me to visualize, but I'm liking it more and more each step of the way. It's always fun to try new things!

(Be sure to stop by Design Wall Monday at the Patchwork Times today and see what everyone else is working on!)


heather said...

Working with the chenille would be tricky but it is turning out nice.

Chris H said...

It does look nice... I hope you post of photo of the finished quilt.

Pattilou said...

I've worked with that chenille only in a different color. Although tricky, it makes a very fun quilt. Love yours and it for sure will be hugged a lot!

AnitaS said...

What`a lovely heart quilts you made. Happy Valantine.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I love heart quilts and yours are beautiful.

Denise :) said...

This is a darling little piece! I bet sewing with the minky fabric was very interesting. I'll have to keep this sweet pattern in mind for future baby quilts!! :)