Monday, May 24, 2021

Neutral Territory

Three Baby Quilts
in neutrals from stash
are all now finished and are 42 inches square. 

All three backs came from stash too. 

When my sister requested a neutral baby quilt for my niece I wasn't sure what I could make from stash that would be cute for a baby.  I really am trying to make quilts from stash and not buy any fabric unless it is for backgrounds or backings.  

Quilt number one consists of six inch Sawtooth Stars

I quilted it on my DSM with vertical lines.

The backing is pieced and the binding is a gingham printed on the bias. 

I've been going through my fabric and pulling out big prints so I can find a use for them. I thought this was kind of cute for a baby quilt...the good old days...

...and the good old toys and the good old words of wisdom. 

Six Inch Broken Dishes
That's what quilt number 2 is made of. 

I quilted it with spirals on my DSM. The binding is dark gray with white triangles. 

The backing features little owls on a tan background. 

Quilt number 3 is Four Patch Pooches. 

I quilted it on the diagonals on my DSM. 

And I had just enough of this crowd of pooches for the back. 

Lately most of my days have been spent outside in the gardens but in between rains I have managed to get a little sewing done. I figured I should first work on finishing up these little quilts since finishing them was my May OMG (One Monthly Goal). 



gayle said...

Wow! I wouldn't have thought anybody could make such pretty quilts from neutrals - I should have had confidence in YOU! Nicely done!

Janie said...

Three beautiful neutral baby quilts for sure! Thanks for tons of inspiration.
Have fun in your garden.

Astrid said...

Doesn't it feel good knowing those beautiful quilts are all made from your stash?! Enjoy your garden between the rain showers. We've had showers every day for a week now, no yard work, days are spent working on UFO's.

Ann said...

I've never been fond of grey but your quilts make me change my mind. They are lovely. Someone will enjoy them so much. Congrats!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I think your neutral quilts are beautiful, and I love the pops of color you added in here and there. It looks like you had the perfect backings for them, too! Hope your gardens are doing well, Cathy!

Linda said...

I like all three of your neutral quilts, particularly the Sawtooth stars one. They will all make great baby gifts.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I can tell you've had rains - things are so GREEN there. Congrats on three wonderful neutral quilts!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Cozy, soothing, oh-SEW-fabulous, Cathy!!!

grammajudyb said...

As I’ve said before, you are a master at using the stash! These three quilts are just awesome! Proof that baby quilts don’t have to be primary colors and cartoon characters! Lovely!

Deb said...

Great trio of quilts! I get like that too, once I get started , I just can't stop at one! Love the backings too.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Gosh those are so great - and hanging all together - They make me want to make one!

Patty said...

Lovely! Thanks for linkup up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

QuiltGranma said...

REALLY nice cluster of quilts!