Sunday, August 31, 2014

BABIES BY AMY BRADLEY

Pattern: Babies by Amy Bradley  http://www.amybradleydesigns.com/baqupa.html
Material:  Scraps for applique, Timeless Treasures by Amy Bradley for Sashing and Border.

I am very  pleased to finally have the quilt that started all my sewing exploits, FINISHED!!

Well before Jake (GS) was even thought of, I started a patchwork quilt class at Kates in the hope that one day I might have a grandchild and lucky for me, I now do.

Now this sewing craze has totally obsessed me, and I find myself hunting material stores and surfing the net for ideas and patterns, I absolutely love it.  Not to mention all the lovely and talented bloggers who I am meeting along the way.
 
Finished at last

Kate opted to teach us the Quilt-As-You-Go method and what a terrific idea for my first large quilt.  I was able to practice my free motion skills on the smaller blocks without having a heavy weight dragging me down.  Once all the blocks were appliqued and embellished, it was just a matter of sewing on the sashings, border and then binding.

BABY IN PRAM - My favourite block - I did paisley free motion on the background.

 
BABY IN CAR - This one has what I call 'Lollipops' in the background because they reminded me of Stop Signs and I thought that was appropriate.

 

 BABY IN BOAT - The quilting on the background really stands out on the plain fabric.

 
 BABY IN PUSHER - This free motion was a variation on stippling with flowers thrown in.

 
 BABY IN WAGON - Loved the brickwork on the background, it really suited the fabric colours

 
 BABY IN SWING - Free motion on this one was a continuous spiral .

 
Completed.  Sashing, Border and Bound in a bright yellow to complement it all.
 
 
 

17 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

What a fabulous quilt and your free motion quilting is brilliant! I'm still struggling to get to grips with it myself.... perhaps quilt-as-you-go would be a good way to practise! :) x

Susan said...

Wonderful- what a great pattern for a baby quilt - I love Amy Bradley's designs! YOu seem to have mastered the FMQ! Congratulations on that !

Fiona said...

that is such a delightful quilt and I loved seeing all the different quilting motifs you did... it's perfect and a brilliant start to your new addiction....
Hugz

made by ChrissieD said...

Dropping by from Anything Goes, loving your QAYG quilt, those babies are so cute - Chris @madebyChrissieD:D text

Hannele said...

What a cute, beautiful baby quilt!

Marly said...

Lovely quilt. Is it for your grandchild? It will be a real adventure journey for a young child.

Linda said...

This is a darling quilt, and your quilting is wonderful. Love the border!

Carla said...

Very sweet. Baby will enjoy looking at those cute pictures

Noela said...

A gorgeous quilt. hugs.....

shez said...

wow this is so cute,well done.xx

Joanna @ Riddle and {Whimsy} said...

Another Aussie! I always like finding other Aussie blogs :)

Your quilt is adorable! Love all your FMQ!

Lorna McMahon said...

Congratulations on this fabulous finish, Dawn! Those babies are all so adorable and your FMQ is incredible! Nice finish!!!

Wendy said...

what a fab quilt! I love Amy Bradley's designs and you've done her proud with this one. The different FMQ in each patch is a great touch

Georgi said...

Love Love this quilt! I really need to practice my FMQ ~ not sure why I keep putting it off. :( Yours inspires me! Beautiful!!

Seams Sew Together said...

This quilt is adorable Dawn and your free motion quilting is great, love this quilt!!

Cheryll said...

I love it... Soooo cute! :)

copy said...

Your babies are too cute, although I am slightly concerned about his parents, leaving him alone in a boat and all that! Your FMQ look great too.

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