27 March, 2013

NEW BABY

This morning a new baby boy has joined my brother and sister-in-laws family. It's always so exciting to have new babies and to give them new things. So this new baby boy is getting my newly finished quilt.



I've decided to call it Sea Glass, because those colored fabrics remind me of of the green glass buoys everyone but me seems to have. And I want some! This time I machine appliqued with a blanket stitch instead of needle turn. I think I prefer the look of needle turn, but you can't ignore the speed of machine applique and the contrasting thread makes it interesting.



I then decided to hand quilt everything else to make the quilt soft to wrap a new baby in. I love the ornate machine quilts, but there is something very... down to earth I guess about hand quilting. I hand quilted around each petal in grey to give some emphasis with the stitching. I love how the dotted line turned out, then used white for a more subtle approach for the background.





So there you go, the newest project, Sea Glass, going to our new family member. We love him already.



The pattern should take less than a year this time!





16 comments:

Lori said...

beautiful!!!! you are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Love it Patti! It's so pretty! Little baby Hudson/Spencer/Brigham/Swiper is a lucky boy! (Now I am going to look like the lazy sister-in-law. Hahahaha!)
--Kel

Lauren said...

This is beautiful!

Lisa Mabey said...

Oh my, Patti. This is beautiful!

frozenMandMs said...

This is beautiful! I can't wait to make it! Just bought the pattern today!

Stephanie said...

I love these fabrics! I've been wanting to make a quilt for my bedroom in shades of turquoise and yellow, do you mind sharing what you used here?

Connie said...

Hi I have purchased this pattern on Craftsy. I found three of the four fabrics but need some of the center dark turquoise from George Courey. Do you have any idea where I could find this fabric? Thank you so much!

DASH Us said...

Hi there. I just purchased your Sea Glass pattern (just love it!, I have a query - do you need to use a walking foot while doing the blanket stitching around the appliqué?
Many thanks

Talk of the Town said...

Hi Dash Us,

I used a walking foot. I'm not that skilled in the free motion quilting department. Ha!

Anonymous said...

Did you use steam-a-seam on the applique? If so, does it make it stiff?

Talk of the Town said...

I did use a fusible web product on half of the appliqué, lapel glue on some, pins on others. I was experimenting. I didn't notice that the fusible web made it too stiff. The blanket still felt nice.

Hope this helps.

Jean C Blaisdell said...

Your quilt is very beautiful the colors are outstanding the way it all came together. Great Job.
Jean

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I love this! Beautifully done in every respect. Is it raw edge appliqué of did you turn it by hand before machine blanket stitching?

Talk of the Town said...

It is raw edge. But I encourage everyone to do what they are comfortable with.

Somewhere In Between said...

Love this quilt it's beautiful. What fabric did you use?

Talk of the Town said...

I guess I should answer the fabric question in the comments so others can see it. I think I emailed the others who asked. The fabrics I used were

Amy Butler Daisy Bouquet;
Heather Bailey Picnic Bouquet and Pocketbook;
George Courey Brook Impression Turquoise.

I can't find this last fabric anywhere online so just choose a more monochromatic turquoise.

Hope this helps!