Friday, May 23, 2014

A,B,C,D,E, F is for Finish!



I've finished a quilt for my niece's baby. 
She's due to deliver in June and is doing things the old-fashioned way...she won't know the sex of the baby until it is born and baby will be delivered with the help of a midwife. 

I've participated in several ABC swaps so keep some ABC happy blocks on hand and ready to be assembled quickly into a quilt.  I've had the rows sewn together for a year or so but replaced the spaceships for S with some Seattle Seahawks fabric.   Funny thing is that I received that Seahawks fabric a couple of years ag by accident in an on-line order with Fabric.com.   They sent the correct fabric later on and told me to keep the Seahawks fabric. And I had no idea what I was going to do with it. I used a little of it in a b/w string quilt but have had the rest of it in with the rest of my b/w stash. 

Then I found out last year when my niece got married to her college sweetheart that her husband was from Seattle and they actually got engaged at a Seahawks game. Weird, huh? 



Blocks are 10 inches - 6.5 inch centers with 2.5 inch sides. 
It finishes at 50 x 60 for a rather large baby quilt. 

I ironed on the letters of the alphabet.  They have a velvety texture. 
I quilted it with some spirals on my plain Jane Janome DSM. 
I bound it with some polka dot fabric. 


Backing was pieced together from some fabric I picked up last year at the thrift store. It must be very old since it was only 36 inches wide. (I remember those days). 

So, that's another UFO finish  I can cross off the list. 


A Lovely Year of Finishes

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8 comments:

Shelia said...

I LOVE this quilt. DH's niece didn't know their children;s sex either. Eleven yrs ago I pieced a pink and blue log cabin baby quilt for #1 and in the next seven yrs I pieced 4 more log cabins in varying colors. She wanted them all to ahve log cabins.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Re size of quilt - babies don't stay little very long. This a quilt to grow up with! Love it!

Just Another Quilter said...

That is my favorite size to make baby quilts. Then the baby can snuggle up on the couch all wrapped up to watch "Saturday morning" cartoons when they are a preschooler.

Alycia said...

That is a great quilt!! It will be loved ;-)

ipatchandquilt said...

That Seahawjs fabric was meant to be!
Your quilt is so wonderful!!
Esther

Gina said...

I love this quilt. Do you mind if I pinch your idea ? Now all I need is someone to have a baby xx

Gina said...

I love this quilt. Do you mind if I pinch your idea ? Now all I need is someone to have a baby xx

Wendy said...

well done on the finish! It's a fab quilt, such a great theme though it must have been hard getting all the charms together - what did you use for X and Z?