Thursday, 27 October 2016

Ebony-Grace baby quilt

Here is the first of the 5 baby quilts completed.  Not sure why I did this one first as Ebony is not due for 5 weeks but she made here entrance on 26th weighing 5lbs,  a very special IVF baby.  Must now get the next one done as he/she is due around 4th november.  The backing is a soft needlecord  perfect for a baby.   I hand quilted assorted sized circles on this as requested.  Now I have not a clue how to quilt the next but want to machine quilt it.  Suggestions would be appreciated.




Also done block 20 confetti in the Blossom Hearts BOM,  colours not worked too well but using scraps for these blocks. Running out off floor to photo them on!   4 more to be released   I have enjoyed this challenge.



I have bought a trolley which means I can take my featherwieght to group meetings so much easier., Olsens are closing down in Leeds and they had a 40% off everything sale,  by the time I got there they only had one left and it was missing a wheel.,  I rang customer services and they said they would send a whole set of wheels so bought the trolley and the wheels have now arrived.  A handy trolley as the top section lifts off and my machine fits in this then will put everything else I need in the bottom section,  will be heavy to lift on and off the bus but I m sure will work well. A very good purchase for £15.


28 comments:

Anita said...

Congratulations on the completion of the first baby quilt! Good luck on the next ones. Your trolley looks so practical, you were lucky to get it on sale!

Boud said...

You must have been psychic to do that baby quilt first! They're all lovely, and how productive you are. Let us know how the trolley works out.

The Inside Stori said...

Oh my, you have been busy and achieved great results. The handy trolley will be so helpful for you….nice find!!

Nana said...

What a great buy and how lovely the quilt with the circles.

Nana

deanna7trees said...

the baby quilt looks wonderful....and a wise trolley purchase.

liniecat said...

Cracking quilt and a great bargain trolley!
Ebony Grace - such a lovely name, congrats to the parents!
Such a lovely gift to give them too

Susan Hook said...

The baby quilts are lovely and will be treasured. The trolley looks very handy with lots of room for your crafty goodies!

Gaia said...

The baby quilt is so wonderfully made.

Crystal_235 said...

Love the baby quilt and your blocks.

Séverine said...

Your baby quilt is lovely .

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Congratulations ebony - lucky girl to have a beautiful quilt!!!!!

Jillian said...

Colours on Blue ck 20 look good to me. You must be so pleased you did the right baby quilt first! Congratulations on your trolley bargain. It looks solid and capacious.

Jane Galley said...

some lovely fabrics in the quilt, beautifully finished. It will be treasured

Mary Ellen said...

I have a similar cart, called a "Fat Max". Got it at a hardware store. It's a rolling tool box but works well for sewing stuff, too!

Anneliese said...

I am glad you got this trolley so down-priced - it will be a great help when you take your machine to the gatherings. Yes, you are so productive. There will be happy mothers and babies around you.

Lady Locust said...

You amaze me. What a sweet baby quilt. I like the contrast of sticks and stones so to speak with the stripes and circles. Also, your trolly looks like it will be handy. Now you can stitch on the go:)

Lady Locust said...

Oops - trolley. Pressed the button to quickly:)

Monica said...

Nice finish! Those circles are so sweet for a baby quilt. And a great buy! It is so nice to be well organized and ready to go for classes!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Ditto! Looks like you are having great fun!

Celtic Thistle said...

You did very well with that trolley Margaret, I shall be interested to hear how you get on with it as I am thinking of putting one on my Christmas wish list!
Congratulations on a lovely finish too.

Chyfey said...

You have been busy ,love your blocks and I love the trolley.

Queeniepatch said...

Smart shopping, and great to have everything protected from the rain on a day with showers.
Your baby quilts are so colourful. The first one is a jelly roll quilt isn't it?

Summer said...

Your blocks are pretty! Happy Quilting♥

Deepa said...

Lovely finish!! Machine quilting should be faster than hand so I guess we'll see another post soon :)

Chitra Gangadharan said...

very beautiful baby quilt. Good Work!

Angie in SoCal said...

Ah, a new precious in your life. Congrats to you all. A cute quilt for Ebony. Is the next one the same pattern? I would machine quilt straight lines perpendicular to the rows, or even diagonal. Love your blocks. Thanks for linking to Progress on WIPs Be Gone.

Martha said...

Very cool trolley Margie, yay!! And your little quilt is so cute. About that confetti block, I like the colors, they are gorgeous together-well done!!!! Take Care :^)

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hello Margie,
the baby quilt is just gorgeous - totally perfect for a lovly baby qirl.
Love your BOM blocks too!
Lucky that you got that trolly for your featherweight.