Friday, January 16, 2015

Two for Friday


Since I have been absent from my blog for a short time I thought I would share 2 recent finishes here today.  I've been busy with a few things - holidays, custom orders and a special project I hope I can share soon.

Anyways, the first quilt up today is the softest quilt I have ever made.



This was the first time I have used flannel to make a quilt.  I kept seeing other bloggers using it and then the other day while at Joann's I saw this adorable retro-looking baby flannel and I couldn't resist.



The print features scenes from favorite nursery rhymes.  It is really so sweet and perfectly done in just the simple shades of blue.



For the back and binding I used a baby blue gingham flannel.  I free motion quilted it in swirls and loops which seemed to work just right for the flannel.



I was a little worried about shrinkage and curious to see how it would crinkle up so I washed it and it just made it softer and sweeter.  I have a feeling I will be trying out more flannel in the future.

This baby boy quilt is available in my etsy shop if you're interested.

I also recently finished this sweet little owl quilt.



This one didn't require a lot of piecing - just the top and bottom striped borders - which I love.  Originally, I was going to use the striped fabric for the back but I am not great at getting the front and back to line up perfectly and I hate when the pattern looks all wonky compared to the squareness of the quilt.

So instead I used this pretty pink print for the back.



I also like how it is little tree branches - like that's where the owls on the front perch.  It's silly but it felt like it was meant to be - well, at least to me - I know - I am a little weird at times.

For this one I quilted the middle in loops and swirls using pink thread.  Then for the borders I did straight lines following the stripes.  The binding was done by machine and is a precious pink print with tiny white circles.



The photos make the colors a little more bold than they seem to me in real life.  In real life they are a little more pale or shades of pastels than bold colors.



 And just like the baby boy quilt, this baby girl owl quilt is available in my etsy shop for sale.  


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~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

6 comments:

  1. The quilts are just adorable, love them both.

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  2. Beautiful! And something so special about the nursery rhyme flannel! I've also been tentative about flannel but happy as it turned out soft and pleasant when I've used it.

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    1. I can't wait to try more. Heading to the fabric store this afternoon - I'll be on the lookout for more cute flannel.

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