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Friday, February 20, 2015

Embroidered baby quilt-nursery rhymes


I have been working on this daily for about 2 weeks and it is just about done.  Just needs backing and binding!  

Most of the larger blocks took an hour or two to complete, but it goes fast since some of the colors stitch out for 20 minutes or longer, so I was able to vacuum, cook or work on something else.
It's also cool because it is a quilt-as-you-go project, which is awesome.  I still need to add a backing and batting, but that will be stitched in the ditch, so not much time or skill required.

This quilt is for a teacher with whom I co-teach..  She is having a girl and because we teach English class together, I thought the nursery rhymes were a good choice.

I loved making each of the blocks and choosing colors and fabric.  


Isn't that monkey cute?  A lot of my friends loved that one when I sent them pictures as I was finishing each block.
We are reading To Kill a Mockingbird in 8th grade, so I had to include that block.  All I need is backing fabric now. The mom to be is a pizza freak (eats a slice EVERY day-and she's skinny!  Kinda want to hate her for that-but she is a wonderfully fun and nice person:) so I have to add something pizza related to the back.  Maybe a quilt label with pizza...not sure yet.  I love these designs from Anita Goodesigns!  I use my embroidery machine almost every day, and this is one of my favorite companies as far as total quilting patterns and projects go.  You can do a whole quilt with one disk.