Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday - 3/20/2013

This is a sort of work in progress. I finished the binding last night and now it just has to be washed and needs a label. This is a gift for a couple that has a baby due in a few weeks. They haven't picked out a name yet so I haven't decided what to write on it. (Any ideas? I am lost without a name for the baby.)  I also made a cute tote that the quilt fits in out of the leftover fabric. The pattern for this tote was in the same free Craftsy class I talked about here. I changed it a little so I could use those cute owl squares.  I had actually cut those squares up to use in the quilt instead of the white but it was just too busy.  I am glad I went with the white.  

I am also going to make a cute little zipper pouch that a trial pack of wipes should fit in. I am going to stop at Walgreens tomorrow and pick one up so I can be sure.

I machine quilted the swirls in the center with some detail on the applique.

The inner border is a ribbon motif.  The outer is some feathers.  I make my feathers bump bump style and no pre-stitched spine. I mark it with chalk and then make it as I go.  It's easier for me this way.    

Guess I missed a string I need to trim.  Some veins quilted in the leaves.

I made the feathers too close to the edge and the binding cut them off.  :(  Oh well.  I will learn for next time. This is the first time I have made feathers on a quilt to give away.  I have always been to hard on myself thinking they weren't good enough.  

The cute back!

Linking up to Freshly Pieced!  I can't wait to see what everyone else has done this week!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. That is gorgeous, I'm sure it will be a well loved gift!

  2. Loving the owls. Nice stuff.

  3. This is a very nice baby gift, a treasure. Lucky family!

  4. Your feathers are amazing, and the owl fabric is so cute, what a lovely gift

  5. This is a really great quilt! I love so much about it, the backing is so cute! Your FMQ is fantastic, and I love the appliqué. I'm going to stop gushing now! Maybe you could put 'A Special Quilt for Baby 'Surname''?? I dunno, either that or try to do the label ultra-last minute...

  6. Really love the Owl and his branch. And your quilting is great. Nice!

  7. What a great quilt! I love the silly owls on the back and the tote :) And what are you talking about? Those feathers are fabulous! Great job!