Sunday, October 19, 2008

My current project

My first grandchild is expected in early December. Naturally I feel the need to make a baby quilt. Kyle and Crystal have chosen to decorate the baby's room with a classic Pooh theme, so I chose to use colors that will blend with that. The pattern choice was influenced by this quilt that I made for Kyle when he went away to college. Here is my progress so far.

I used the pattern Jelly Stars as the basis to make this quilt, and wow, did it ever go together nicely! I definitely reccomend it. My quilt uses only one star instead of four, and I changed the border to suit the fabric that I had to work with. It is strip pieced and there are no "Y" seams - super simple!

But I am stuck as to how I should quilt it. I am strictly a machine quilter so I need a design that will convert to continuous line quilting easily. I have never tried a feather design, and wouldn't know where to start to do it. Do any of you have any suggestions for me?

Oh, and this will be my next project when the baby quilt is done. So I will be having the same problem again as to how to quilt it.


Anonymous said...

I love that quilt you made for Kyle. You have a great sense of color. How beautiful. As is this lovely baby quilt. I'm sure they will love it too.

ColorJoy LynnH said...

Wow, the quilt for Kyle is incredible. Dang.

Glad I tuned in. You might be more ColorJoy than me!


Teresa said...

A very pretty quilt indeed! I am terrible at machine quilting, so aftaid I can not be very helpful with you on that one, other than I think a varigated thread would be pretty. I am sure it will be lovely whatever you decide.