Monday, April 22, 2013

Nautical Baby Quilt

I am doing terrible at making finishes from my UFOs this month.  I still have my Farmer's Wife blocks on my design wall, so I had to put up a second temporary design wall to work on a baby quilt.  I haven't had much time to sew, and most of my time has been used to make baby quilts for upcoming baby showers.  I am really pleased with how this quilt turned out.

I started this quilt at a retreat last weekend.  I had it mostly together, then I didn't like how it looked.  I was making up the pattern as I went.  Last week, I worked on taking it apart.  On Saturday morning, I was determined to make plan "B" work.  I quilted it on Sunday, and bound it completely by machine also.  I used this tutorial as a guide.  I still need some practice, but I am pleased with how it turned out.  I tried several different feet on my machine.  I am still deciding which one I like best.

I had an idea for a much more elaborate quilting plan, but I opted for a simple (and quick) plan instead.  I didn't want the quilting too dense.

 The weather was so nice this afternoon that I couldn't resist taking the quilt out among the spring flowers for a few photos.

Just for the record, since I have been mostly labeled the UN-finisher.  I started and finished this quilt complete with binding in one weekend.  This is a record - Perhaps it should go in the history books.

Stop over to Patchwork Times to see what others are working on this week.


Paula, the quilter said...

Nice work. I love your pennants. It makes me think of my nephew in the Navy.

Julie in GA said...

Congratulations on your very quick finish. Your quilt is terrific!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I love this - it looks so festive! Great design.

Karen said...

Nice job. I love a quick finish.

Darling Jill Quilts said...

Way to go with a finish! I'm way over due for one of those. lol

Love the quilt! And the quilting!