Thursday, January 15, 2015

Babies Babies Babies

Don't drink the water!  All around me are expectant mothers, and one of them is my own sweet daughter-in-law.  Yes, sometime in February I am going to be a grandmother!  Yippee! 

 I've been working on a baby quilt with adorable stitched designs by Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly.  With all the other projects I have going on, I'm afraid this one won't be completed until he's two!

They have chosen vintage airplanes as the theme for the baby's room, and I am working on a airplane block quilt against a background of a flight path. Their colors are khaki, red and hunter green.

This giraffe quilt top I made is for another young lady who is due in March. I love this fabric.  The giraffe fabric is a fuzzy flannel and his muzzle is Minkee.  I embroidered his face by hand and added black rick rack for his mane.  His "horns" are a cotton knit with knots tied in the ends and sewn to the quilt.

This little elephant quilt was made for a friend who was also becoming a first-time grandmother. With this quilt I learned a little bit of basting adhesive spray works great to tame Minkee.  It's really best to spray that stuff inside a box or outside, though.  My iron and scissors were sticky for hours!  For the elephant's tail I braided some gray yarn and stitched it behind the raw edge applique on the elephant.  This will be a fun textural quilt for the baby with the Minkee and chenille fabrics.

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