I am so pleased to show you, my grandniece Edith’s baby quilt. Edith arrived early, and so this quilt was not in the works (except as a twinkle in my eye). She did get a quilt early on in her life, for her time in the NICU, but now it is time for her real baby quilt.
A lot of though went into this quilt, I will share some of the thoughts with you. I decided rainbow colors would be fun, so the animals are bright! Her cousin (their mothers are sisters) was born in January and she received a quilt, “Annaleigh’s Awesome Ocean”. Both quilts were designed by Elizabeth Hartman and both use Island Batik fabric and the same background (from my time as an ambassador). Then, there is Edith’s big sister (my step-grandniece) who also needed a quilt. They share in common, the backs on the quilt and the quilting pattern is similar.
There animals are named as they were in the pattern, with the exception of the cottontail rabbit. For some reason, that critter was not named. I named him Cedric, but I am sure Edith will call them as she wishes, and that is what I want.
This is the quilting pattern I used. It was much faster than the one for Cassidy’s quilt (Double the Love) which had a lot of re-drawing the image. This is in the HandiQuilter ProStitcher library, but the design is by Deb Geissler if anyone is looking for it.
I should have thought harder about this, but because of the white, there were a few blocks that I double outlined with the machine using a function called mark. It allowed me to identify the “marks” (drawing lines point to point) and then system quilted it. Here is a Prostitcher video on this for those who want to know more. My ruler work was not as accurate and I did this on any of the animals that had white bits touching the background.
The back was the same fabric as in Cassidy’s quilt, with the exception of the pink stripe. I kind of liked that addition. I have one more Elizabeth Hartman to make, a dinosaur quilt, and I guess I am waiting for the the next grand to make that!
Edith’s Delightful Desert
44″ X 44″
Delightful Desert by Elizabeth Hartman
Island Batik Fabrics
Quilters Dream Cotton Batting (Select)
Quilting Design: SS DBD Daisies-1 E2e by Deb Geissler
Thread: So Fine # for top and bottom quilting
Coming Up on the Blog:
Holiday Tales – 12/16
TGIFF – 12/18
#TTot22 – 12/22
Wrap up 2020!