Wednesday, 21 December 2016

The finished quilt revealed......

Earlier this year I shared with you some sneaky peeks at a quilt I was making for a friend's daughter who was expecting her first baby (my friend's first grandchild).  I am pleased to say that the baby, a little girl, has now arrived which means I can show you the finished quilt.


My friend chose the fabrics to co-ordinate with the decorations in the nursery.  I randomly pieced a central panel of fabrics adding a few little personal touches, such as an appliqued bee and heart as well as some pieces of ribbon. (Shown below before the quilt was quilted).





I then added a narrow darker border trim, followed by a wider border in a white on white print.  The central panel was free motion quilted using an open all over swirl pattern.




The outer border was then more densely quilted with another swirly pattern with the motifs much closer to one another.  Finally, I added a binding to match the inner narrow border.


All in all I was really thrilled with the finished quilt.  My friend really liked it too and I am hoping that her daughter and the new baby will love it as well!

18 comments:

  1. It turned out beautiful and will surely be cherished very much!
    Hugs Martina

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  2. Sehr sehr schön. Ganz besonders entzückend finde ich das kleine Herz und das Bienchen!

    Gruß Marion

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  3. Hi Christine,wow this quilt is amazing,well done my friend,i am sure they will love it xx

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  4. It is absolutely lovely, I am sure the new mum and baby will love it! xx

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  5. Lucky baby! Very pretty Christine, and the quilting is perfec. I'm in the process of piecing a "random" quilt for a baby right now, so I may borrow ideas from your pattern. :)

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  6. The quilt is just lovely, Christine. I love the soft colors and the sweet motifs. I'm sure that it was greatly appreciated!
    Cathy

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  7. So many sweet touches Christine. Your friend has a beautiful quilt to give her new granddaughter!
    Merry Christmas!

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  8. This is really sweet! Love those soft tones, with that pop of red in the middle! This is indeed a wonderful gift! Have a nice week, Ariadna.

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  9. You created a perfect quilt for a little baby! Merry Christmas
    KATRIN W.

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  10. Such a beautiful quilt with so many special touches. I am sure it will be treasured!
    Helen xox

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  11. A beautiful quilt - and I especially love the pretty pink heart. Just one - to make it stand out and therefore made more special.

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  12. It is beautiful! Love the little extras you added. They make it special. It will be a treasure.

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  13. Ein wunderschöner Quilt für einen neuen Erdenbürger, die Eltern werden sich bestimmt darüber gefreut haben.
    Frohe Weihnachten wünscht dir
    Steffi

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  14. What a sweet gift for your friend! I love all the little extras you put on it--I know it will be loved to death!! Merry Christmas!!

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  15. Such a beautiful quilt! It will be a wonderful gift for baby and mum too.
    Lovely calming colours, so pretty.

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  16. Liebe Christine,
    ganz ganz zauberhaft dieser Babyquilt, der wird ganz bestimmt geliebt werden.
    LG Uta

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  17. That is so precious! I might steal your design idea for my co-worker's upcoming baby. I just the neutrals with a pretty little heart!

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  18. It's lovely. I love that little bee

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