Saturday, January 19, 2008

Babies babies babies:)

Dear friends of our have been trying to have children for a few years now. This past week we celebrated the coming birth of their first "boy". They are due the begining fo February. This week was her last week of work so we had her baby shower now. The dr's say it's a boy, well with these gifts we are sure hoping the doctor isn't wrong!

This is a new technique I learned called chenilling. The duck is outlined and the star is chenilled and the yellow lines on the sides are chenilled. It is four fabrics sewed together than cut into strips then sewn in whatever design you want. It is a lovely way to accent a simple blanket.

The backing was a simple blue feet pattern.
As a side toy I made a fabric square. I had alot of fabric strips left over and raggedy squares from previous projects. So I sewed the strips of fabric together and folded them over. I sewed them onto the edges of raggedy squares.Then quilted in a simple square pattern.


Inside Out said...

I think that is one pf my favourites so far, dear. Thank you for your loving gifts :)

Dennis & Valerie said...

I haven't checked in here for a long time- wow, you've been busy! I love your quilts. When we moved here I sadly had to get rid of many of our baby blankets (gave them to Grandma), but don't worry, yours were very safe from the purging- they are my absolute favorites and remind me of your love for us! :) I also kept the bug blanket Patti made for Lael when she was a baby.

Keep posting your creativity- it gives me hope that someday I'll be able to do these things again too! :)