Friday, March 16, 2012

baby quilt

I have been visiting a quilting club during our visit in Florida. This lovely group of ladies has helped me make my first quilt. Not perfect this time but I have learned a few tricks along the way and am ready to try the next one.

arranging the squares/blocks

adding the sashing and a border

a colorful backing

a sunny place to sew

finished and ready to go

I am thinking maybe a Christmas gift . . .
since our grandson will be back from Cambodia by December.
He certainly wouldn't need it there where they have just two seasons
"hot and hotter"

{For those of you that I have made market bags for,
you may see scraps from your fabric in this quilt}


Beth said...

Your quilt is so pretty, Mary! I think I've been inspired. I'm going to read up on how to do that!

Holly said...

I love the colors you chose. You did an amazing job!

Pondside said...

I love it - and I'll bet your grandson's mother will too?!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

It's a lovely quilt. I have a feeling the first of many. My mom loves making baby quilts, and they are so useful, even in warmer climates. You can throw them on the floor and let the baby play on them, or for older kids, wrap them up in it while watching a movie or reading to them.

Crickit said...

What a pretty quilt! Can't wait to see what else you do! :)

Kris said...

Good for you! It looks wonderful!!! Rail Fence was my very first quilt too. I had visited a quilt guild with a friend, and won a raffle of fabric. I went back and learned to do the Rail Fence block, like yours, and made my very first crib sized quilt. I hand quilted it, and loved every aspect of doing this!!! I was hooked!!!
You will be too!!

Abby and Stephanie said...

Truly lovely! I absolutely love the rail fence. That was a block I used in my very first little quilt ever. Congratulations on a job very well done!

trish said...

What a great quilt. You did such a nice job!!
Have a great weekend. Sincerely. Trish

Lynne said...

Yaaay! Rail fence is one of my favorites. Good for you! It turned out super, and I bet you're already planning the next one! Happy Sewing!

dee dee said...

Beautiful job! My grandma was a huge quilter and I treasure everything she made!
Can't wait to see you next one!
dee dee

Eccles said...

That's your first quilt? WOW. You've done a beautiful job. It's gorgeous!!

Pokey said...

You have done well for a first quilt. Good choices in pattern and colors, Mary! I see a quilter on the horizon~

JoAnne in southern California said...

I really like that dark border, it's the perfect choice!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful, well done! Keep on stitchin', Girl!

Debbie Kay said...

Very pretty quilt! Those colors are beautiful.



Christine said...

OK, I'm jealous!
Your header is wonderful.
The "sunny place" to sew is beautiful.
And the quilt is perfect.
Are you sure you can wait until Christmas?

Sounds like you have enjoyed your time away, very much.

Nancy Jo said...

That came out really nice, good for you, now you can go on to make any number of things. I can make the quilt part, just never learned how to put a binding on.
I fixed my blog, thanks for letting me know.
Nancy Jo

Just a little something from Judy said...

The most perfect Christmas gift! What a treasure!