Sunday, May 22, 2011

Baby Girl Gets a New Quilt!

My latest quilt project is finished and mailed off to its new owner. Baby Girl plans to be born in early July and I hope she likes her new quilt. Funny thing! Batik fabrics always look much brighter to the eye than they appear to the camera. I began this quilt several years ago, using batik fabrics. Each block is my own design and if you want to draw out a pattern, you're welcome to do so. Its a simple thing to do using graph paper.
The last two quilts I've finished have rounded corners...a feature that I like very well.


I began this quilt some time before January 2009. I know that because I know I began it prior to being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. My hand-quilting in those days was precise and even. If someone were to look at this quilt they might think two different quilters worked on it for my stitches today are much more uneven and not as precise. It may be due to neuropathy in my hands (which is mild) or it may have to do with the fact that I need a better pair of glasses!

May your day be blessed!

12 comments:

Kelly said...

This is beautiful! The last photo shows the colors quite well. I like the round corners, too.

Job well done!

Persis said...

Beautiful quilt! I like how each block is slightly different.

S. Etole said...

How fortunate the recipient of this beautiful quilt!

Dorothy said...

Beautiful, Whitestone! Just beautiful!

Denise said...

I really love that fabric, especially around the edges too. It's like gazing up into the galaxy. I am always amazed that people quilt. So much patience is needed. Looks beautiful!

Caroline said...

Very lovely!

Debby said...

Your stitching beats MY stitching, even with the neuropathy. Beautiful job. I've been worried about the midwest and these terrible tornadoes and hope all is well with you and yours.

Garden Lady said...

It's a beautiful quilt, I am sure it will be treasured.

Glenda said...

Unique and beautiful . . . and a treasure to receive!!

Chez said...

A work of art; absolutely beautiful! A beautiful gift! A treasure to last a lifetime and a reminder to me of the amazing batik quilts that I had done for my children's beds many years ago. If only I had the forethought to keep them to hand on.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I love the detail, beautiful!

Marian S. said...

What a beautiful quilt! I've always wanted to learn how to do that. I keep thinking I'll have more time some day and then I'll learn how. Wonder when that will be?