Monday, 30 July 2012

Rain on the Roof

This is the baby quilt I made last weekend; I've called it 'Rain on the Roof'. I'd been mulling over a design for ages, based on this collage of images I requested from the nursery:

I finalised the design  and drafted the raindrop shape to match the mobile on the Friday night. Then over the course of the weekend, I cut the pieces, traced, fused and cut the raindrops, pieced the quilt top, appliqued the 36 raindrops, sandwiched and did most of the quilting.

If I hadn't dithered over the quilting design for so long, I'd've finished the quilting on the Sunday, too. In the end, I finished off the last little bit and got it bound the next evening.

But at the end of it, I'm really pleased with the quilting. I echoed all around the lines of raindrops, then filled the remainder of the light strips with a smaller version of the sprially swirl pattern I've been using a bit recently. Then I filled the rest of the quilt with a smaller-than-usual version of my open feather meander

The different quilting patterns are especially effective on the charcoal tone-on-tone backing:

Now I just need to sew the label on and post it (along with 2 others) tomorrow.


Kirsty said...
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Karen said...

Looks great - I'm designing a baby quilt right now - wish I was done!!

LynCC said...

You did a really great job with this, Emma - from designing and coordinating right through the quilting. They're going to LOVE it. :)

Vicki W said...

That is a fabulous quilt and would also be a great design for an adult-sized quilt.