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Monday, September 5, 2022

Design Wall Monday - September 5, 2022


Good Morning Quilters!

Another baby quilt is this week’s project.  I have several baby quilts that are finished except for the final binding.  I chose this one to finish for a special baby - my first great grandson!  My Granddaughter Alexis and her husband Blake are expecting a baby boy in November.  The baby shower will be next Sunday afternoon.  

Here is a picture of the front side, with the binding yet to be hand sewn to the back:


I love the old time pictures of little children on the featured fabric.  I used some fabrics that have been in my stash for quite a while, and made a pattern to fit the size of the children pictures.  The finished baby quilt will measure 30” by 40”.

I ran out of the fabric I was going to bind it with, and found another fabric in my stash that was similar and used both.  I don’t think the baby will mind that there are two different fabrics (both red with white polka dots) used in the binding!  He will like the bright colors of this quilt.  Here is a closeup of the binding.


The binding attachment is always a gamble that a binding seam might occur exactly on a corner, and there is a seam very near the corner……..but not right on it.  See?



While taking a picture of the seam-corner situation to show you, I noticed something else.  Look at how well the polka-dots matched up on the join!  I couldn’t have done that any better if I had been trying.  In quilting, sometimes things just work out well, don’t they?  I’m sure my brilliant great grandson will notice my fine workmanship.  hehehe

The quilting my long-armer (Tammy Oberlin) designed is so cute - it is hobby horses, cowboy boots, stars, and cowboy hats.  She is very talented.



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18 comments:

Preeti said...

I am sure you were a great grandma to all your grandkids but now you are a GreatGrandma!!! It is official. Even the polka dots came together to celebrate :-D Congratulations.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Congratulations on your first great grandchild! The quilt is very cute, happy stitching!

Vicki in MN said...

Congrats on the upcoming Great Grand!! I am sure he will love looking at the fun pictures on the quilt.

tubakk said...

Congratulations, happy times and beautiful quilt.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I don't like the seam of a binding to come at the corners or near so I lay the quilt top out before hand and loosely pin the binding on with binding clips - it doesn't have to be perfect just enough pins to ensure you know you don't have the seam in the corner or right before or after.
The quilt is really cute

maggie fellow said...

congrats and that quilt is sure cute

Katy Sweigart said...

That baby quilt is adorable! Love the prints. I’m certain your grand baby will love it!

Bonnie said...

What a cute quilt for your first great grandson. I particularly like the inner border. Makes me want to find something like that and use it in a quilt. Clever to make the quilt fit the pictures. And WOW that binding match is amazing. I agree we couldn't do that if we tried!

Sara said...

That is an adorable baby quilt, and he will love it. Congratulations on that upcoming great-grandson. Since my oldest grandchild is only 11 and I'm 68, I'm going to have to be patient about seeing the next generation. LOL

LA Paylor said...

I love your baby quilt. Love the fabric and colors, congrats

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Judy, that's going to be a great little baby quilt. Enjoy the baby shower - at least the quilt will be all done by then!

AnnieO said...

A great-grandma, how wonderful! My kids married later so who knows if we will make it to great grandparent statues.
The baby quilt is so sweet and charming.

Nancy said...

Those little children are such fun! I like your choice of blue for alternate blocks and also the striped inner border. This is a fun quilt that I'm sure both mom and baby will enjoy.

Nancy said...

P.S. Thank you for hosting the link-up.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

ohhh!!! COngratulations!! How exciting - and that is a PERFECT quilt!!!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Wow, a great grandson. And What a lucky boy to be welcomed with such a beautiful blanket from his great grandma!!

cspoonquilt said...

Congratulations on your soon to arrive Great Grand baby. Very sweet quilt!

Jennifer in Indy said...

What a great baby quilt!