Batiks and Babies

Batiks and babies are on my mind here at Pieceful Thoughts today. While I am procrastinating on other projects, I pulled out some batik strips and whipped them up into a quilt top.

The batiks are leftover from two other quilts I made, one for my daughter and one for friend who let us stay at her cabin. They are bright greens and blue batiks; very calming and fun to work with.

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The pattern is a free download I found a few years ago. I used  this pattern for my daughter’s quilt, so I knew it would be easy to do again. However, I miscalculated in one step of the cutting so things don’t quite match up correctly. No matter, this is going to be a practice quilt for me as I learn free motion quilting.

Batiks and Babies - lawn view -

Babies and Baby Quilts

Both of the finished baby quilts are in their new homes, and just in time too! One of the babies has arrived. A beautiful little girl named Sophia Joan. I can’t wait to meet her and see her with the quilt. The day I took the picture, which was, of course the morning I was handing it off, was rainy and cloudy, so the pictures aren’t the best. I hope to have some better ones to show you soon!

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Batiks and Babies - quilting detail -

Batiks and Babies - Backing View -

The Mini Periwinkle Quilt was given to my cousin Deb, who is the grandmother of the soon-to-arrive little girl. We are all waiting, (im)patiently for her to make her appearance! Here’s a picture of the quilt, taken on yet another very wet, dark day. This pattern is from the Missouri Star Quilt Company, and the fabric is Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique.

Batiks and Babies - Periwinkle Quilt -

Batiks and Babies - Periwinkle Quilt Back View -

The rest of the week has been spent secret sewing, in anticipation of the 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop! I’m looking forward to sharing my project with you!

Linking up today with Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter, Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts, and Susan at Quilt Fabrication.



16 thoughts on “Batiks and Babies”

  1. always nice to anxiously await a baby! We only have one expecting in my very large extended family this year – sometimes we have 4 or 5! it seems like it has been slowing down a lot in recent years now – this generation of the “kids” are taking their time — the quilts are all nice!

  2. New babies bring such joy. What a fun time for your family.
    I really like the pattern for the strip quilt Wendy. Do you remember the name of it or where you found it?

  3. Coincidentally, I just purchased some batiks, which I never do and I made two baby tops yesterday. Hmmmm.

  4. Blues and greens, a winning combination in my book. Your baby quilts are so sweet, I especially like the second one. I thought you said you need practice with FMQ? The quilting on the first one looks lovely.

  5. I always love seeing your beautiful work, Wendy! And….since my granddaughter is the recipient of one of those beautiful quilts, I’m especially thrilled to say “thank you”!

  6. Yum! The batik quilt is so wonderful. I love the photo of it in the dappled shade because it seems so peaceful, just like the colors. The baby quilts are both adorable. The quilting is beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

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