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Spring Baby – finished… finally!

Posted on: March 5th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Well, I’ll be the first one to admit that it is waaaayyyyy too late for a finish it up Friday entry.  My timing is a little off!

But I am finished the Spring Baby quilt and am sew pleased with it!

I just love the spring colours!

I asked the hubby and my daughter both, what one thing that should have been different and what one thing was their favourite…

Of course, although each was unaware of what the other said…. They had exact opposite opinions!

He thought the black stripes on the bee should have been blue….Thought they stood out too much.

I was afraid the stripes were a bit dark compared to the brightness of those spring like blues, pinks and greens….

But seeing it hanging there as a whole….  I find, now that I really like it!

And that bee’s little hand embroidered loopy path?  Love it!

Everyone agreed the striped binding suited this quilt just right.  And the pink flannel backing is sew pretty!

I quilted 1/4″ on each side of every seam….
Around each of the 13 flowers…
And around the bee….
and inside the flower stems and leaves, up to and around each flower center.

I used that great binding method I found here again.  I think I am addicted to it now!

Thought I’d get a fun shot of it with the light shining through!

But I am still waiting for that spring weather to come….

5 Responses

  1. Sherry says:

    Love the design and the bee and thread trail is fantastic, in my estimation it made the quilt!

  2. Thanks Sherry! Your compliments are sincerely appreciated. Glad to hear you like it!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I love love love the bee, black stripes and all! I think this is adorable. I can't wait until I can make something like this! Perfection.

  4. You're too kind, Ashley! And thank you…

  5. Michelle says:

    That is so pretty! I love the bee the way he is.