Tag Archives: baby quilts

Batik Finish

I have had this batik quilt top languishing in my stash for far too long. So long, in fact, that I cannot remember when I started working on it. We are having rain again today, but I was able to sneak out between showers and quickly get a few photos. Let me tell you a bit about it.

Batik Finish - A baby or crib size quilt made using the stack and whack method - piecefulthoughts.com

There is no pattern for this quilt. I just picked batiks that I liked and started sewing them together, using the stack and whack method, if I recall correctly. There was no plan, other than just playing with my batik fabrics. It started out with the idea that it would be at least a lap size quilt or larger, but then I got to a point where the rest of my batiks didn’t work as well with it. So I added the inner dark blue border and left it. I added the additional border a little later.

The quilt is 38″ x 50″, so a large baby quilt or crib quilt size. I had some left over yellow flannel, and I pieced that for the backing. That sat and languished almost as long as the top!

Batik Finish - Backing Detail View - piecefulthoughts.com

I brought it to Connie for quilting and then forgot I had brought it to her. This poor quilt! Anyway, here’s a close up of Connie’s lovely quilting with swirls and a leafy vine in the border.

Batik Finish - Front Detail view - piecefulthoughts.com

The binding is in a deep rose batik from my stash. I’m not sure what I will do with this quilt now that it’s done, but it’s my batik finish for this Friday.

Linking up today with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.


Bloggers Quilt Festival

This is my first time joining the Bloggers Quilt Festival hosted by Amy’s Creative Side. If you aren’t familiar with the festival, it is a bit like an online quilt show. Grab a cup of coffee and be ready to enjoy the creativity of fellow quilters from the comfort of your cozy little chair!

The quilt I’d like to share is Halle’s Quilt, newly named for a darling little girl. Halle’s mom and I worked together to choose the fabric and the pattern.

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Quilt Entry 1 - piecefulthoughts.com

The quilt was made using Lella Boutique’s Sugar Pie for the periwinkles and Kona Snow for the background. The pattern is the Mini Periwinkle from Missouri Star Quilt Company.

The construction of the periwinkles was easy to do using MSQC’s tutorial.

The quilting was a meander done on the Kona Snow, to draw attention to the periwinkles. My friend Connie of Turnberry Lane Quilting did the quilting.  The finished size of the quilt is 36″ x 40″.

The backing was a light floral from Sugar Pie. The binding was also from Sugar Pie.

Bloggers Quilt Festival - piecefulthoughts.com

Doesn’t little Halle look adorable napping on the quilt? The quilt was made before Halle was born, and we waited patiently for Halle to arrive. The day finally came, and it was delightful to finally see her on the quilt!

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Halle's Quilt - piecefulthoughts.com

It makes me happy when the quilts bring smiles to the new owners!

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Halle's Quilt - piecefulthoughts.com

Don’t forget to visit the Bloggers Quilt Festival site and take a look at all the beautiful quilts being shared!

Happy Friday!



Baby Quiltiness

Well, I’m delighted to share that all three baby quilts are delivered to the parents. Two of the quilts are snuggling babies, while we patiently await the arrival of the third.

So today, I just want to share a little quilty baby love with you. Remember that Periwinkle Quilt? This was made using Lella Boutique’s Sugar Pie fabric and the pattern is from this Missouri Star tutorial.

It’s looks all fine and lovely snuggled over the rail on my deck. However, it’s so much cuter snuggled this way.

Isn’t she beautiful? I’m just a little partial, since she is my cousin’s daughter’s baby. This view of the quilt really shows off the lovely quilting by Connie of Turnberry Lane Machine Quilting.

This is why I enjoy quilting, to be able to share some joy with others. Allyssa and I worked together to choose the pattern and fabric, and I’m so happy that she likes the quilt. I’m pretty sure her little girl loves it too, as you can see from this last photo!

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you have a fun week of sewing!

I’m linking up today with Beth at Cooking Up Quilts.




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.

Batiks and Babies - piecefulthoughts.com

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 - piecefulthoughts.com

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!

Batiks and Babies - SoJo's Quilt - piecefulthoughts.com

Batiks and Babies - quilting detail - piecefulthoughts.com

Batiks and Babies - Backing View - piecefulthoughts.com

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 - piecefulthoughts.com

Batiks and Babies - Periwinkle Quilt Back View - piecefulthoughts.com

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.