In between everything else that has been going on around here I squeezed in working on this baby quilt. This is a piece that Mary in CA sent to me to be used for a charity quilt. Mary was so generous and sent a whole box of goodies. I already finished one (you can see that one here along with a pattern) and sent it out…now here’s the next one.
Mary sent it to us with just the center done. We added the inner and outer border. That outer border fabric has been such a blessing. I have used it on several quilts. It was a several yard piece that I picked up at Goodwill.
The backing is a sheet. I used Maxi-Lock® Swirl – Variegated Thread 3,000 yds – #55 Blueberry Cobbler thread. Notice you can see the tread when it’s white and can’t when it’s darker blue. I love the look.
Here’s a close up photo so you can see it better. The small stipple works so good on these small quilts. I’d like to get myself to try it even smaller. I think I’d need a quilting chair for that though.
If I remember right, Mary said these blocks were part of an exchange amongst her friends.
Well now I have a charity quilt ready for the next emergency or benefit that comes along. It’s a good feeling to know I have one done.
Thanks so much Mary for entrusting me with your quilt.
Oh..you might want to check out this quilting ebook giveaway we have going on here.
Today, we are hooking up with……Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday, Freedom Fridays, Michelle’s Romantic Tangle, and Crazy Mom Quilts.
Oh and before you go, here’s a link to our Charity Quilt blog post for Advil’s Relief in Action project.
5 thoughts on “Friday Finish: A Homespun Baby Quilt”
That border fabric does look the perfect one for this quilt! Great job on your combined project :)
Love the look of the plaids! Great quilting!
What a darling little quilt! Great block pattern for using those plaids!
The baby quilt looks great! Thank you for finishing off the top. The border is perfect.
God bless you for all your charity work.
Mary in CA
It looks wonderful – I love the waves feeling :-)