Wednesday, March 04, 2009

a few baby quilts

Machine pieced and hand quilted, this one is for baby Quinn. The focal point of the quilt is the floral fabric with gorgeous corals and reds and the that amazing turquoise that's just the right shade. Sorry, everyone, I picked it up in Tokyo and didn't get enough to share!Machine pieced and hand quilted. A modern baby quilt for little Macey. The white is an Egyptian cotton which makes this blanket feel so luxurious. The fabric on back is by Joel Dewberry and of course you can see some Amy Butler in the front pieces. Finished size 36 x 36".In the close-up, you can see how the hand-quilting washes up. . . I love the way it puckers and bunches, it adds so much texture and interest to the fabric, and by the way its not nearly as tedious or time-consuming as it sounds. I can hand-quilt a baby quilt in about 3 or 4 hours, that's just a couple Law&Orders. I don't use frames, I just pin it well and then sit with it on my lap in while the hubs and I spend some quality time together in front of the TV.Little Will's quilt has pieces of fabric from some of his Dad's old shirts as well as a couple Japanese fabrics to tie it all together. The hippo fabric on back comes from Ikea.
A simple but beautiful blanket with that eye-catching print on back and a soft flannel on front. Small, raw-edged applique just for kicks. I'm a total sucker for unusual color combos like this. . .

9 comments:

missy said...

Man, someone has been busy! I love them all... those are some lucky little babies! I think I might have to pick up some of that hippo fabric, love it!

katherine said...

i am so so lucky to have TWO of your one of a kinds. and i love them, and cherish them. just like you jul. hope you have a special day btw. you deserve the best.

Annie P said...

Quinn is one lucky little girl. And so are those other children. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I really can't hand stitch - at least not like you. It is seriously perfect. What do you put in the middle - it is just the perfect thickness.

Holly said...

I have always wanted to learn to quilt and you are so inspiring! These are gorgeous and I love the color combos.

April said...

gorgeous - I'm so in love right now!

Kristine said...

when i went to annie's house last week and saw that quilt you made quinn i about Died! i want one in MY Size! The fabric! The Softness! The hand-stitching! The Design!

Great Job! You are a sweet friend!

Casey said...

Your blankets are gorgeous!!

Lady G said...

Jul-seriously, why aren't you selling quilts on etsy? I know you're doing the books but you could be making a bundle on custom quilts...IMHO, that is. I would buy one for my future child now...if, that is, i'm ever going to have any!

Janelle Phipps said...

Juliann--we get so many compliments on Charlotte's quilt. thank you so much for giving that to her! It's my favorite and we use it a ton.

Love,the phipps