I have been dying to show off this quilt. It is for my friend who is having a baby girl and we finally had a shower for her today, so I can finally show all of you. It is seriously one of my favorites! I love it so much. I actually finished the top back in November of last year, but technically I finished quilting it and did the binding on January 2, so I’m counting it for this year.
I used a machine that does embroidery (a machine that was donated to the quilting guild by my fabulous aunt) to do all of these nursery rhyme blocks. I embroidered a different nursery rhyme on a 6x6 inch block and then blocked them with a three inch sashing. All the fabric is from Joann’s. It is the Heidi Grace line of A Bird’s Tale.
It was very difficult to photograph, so I took a shot of the top half and the bottom half. The top has these blocks: Jack and Jill went up a hill, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Old lady who lived in a shoe, kid who pulled out a plum on this thumb (I don’t remember this nursery rhyme at all), Mother Goose ( I know this isn’t a rhyme but she had to be on the quilt somewhere), and three blind mice.
And the bottom has these blocks: three little kittens, the cow jumped over the moon, Mary had a little lamb, Humpty Dumpty, little Miss Muffett, and Jack be nimble.
This is one of my favorite blocks. Isn’t that the happiest cow you have ever seen?
I really struggled with the quilting on this one because of the fabric. I tried to use a green thread but it matched so perfectly that I couldn’t see where I was going or where I had already been. So I switched to a white thread. That was still difficult but I managed okay. The best part is that since it blends in so well with the fabric you can’t see any of the mistakes. I did a border around each block of straight lines and the did a stippling throughout the rest. I did a pink fabric (from the same line) for the binding. Dustin says that is his favorite part. I kinda like it too. The backing is the diagonal print.
I even made a tag for this one. I hand embroidered this! I think I am getting better. This is after I washed the quilt so it is full of crinkle goodness.
I had some left over fabric from the backing, so I made her a matching bib and burp cloth. Both are backed with a pink flannel.
I JUST LOVE IT!! It is so cute, right?