Monday, July 24, 2017

"A Walk In the Woods" Two Baby Quilts Done



Finished, Bound, Mailed & Delivered


Actually, the quilts are just on their way, but the babies themselves have arrived. I was told by another blogger that having the quilts there within the first year was a reasonable goal, but hitting the first week was remarkable. I was hoping for sooner, but later worked, too, since the twins' arrival was a bit early.



They are not identical quilts. The pattern and quilting are individual, and they even feel unique. The organic, wavy lines made this quilting looser, softer, and a bit loftier. I will absolutely use this style again--I just love it!

I used The Warm Company's Warm&Plush batting, and it has 50% more cotton than Warm&White or Warm&Natural. The stitching pops, and it has a luxurious feel when squeezed.




The second quilt is a Sunshine and Shadow pattern or Trip Around the World. Both quilts have the same binding, which is a natural colored linen-look print used in each.


Echoed hearts were a contrast to the organic lines. Both were quilted freehand on my HQ Avante longarm with So Fine #50 thread.



My long job list for summer is being knocked down line by line. It's nearly the end of July, and my thoughts are inching toward fall. Back to a studio routine, and maybe something fun to tell you about soon (like a monthly theme that has me very excited to start!) 

But this week I have a few nights 'booked' at my daughter's apartment nearby The Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio. Quilt National is the show, and two days of classes on site for me. A mid-week getaway will be just what I need to clear up the poison ivy and poison sumac I got last week while clearing gardens here at home. 

We'll talk soon!

Come on, Doxie girls.

15 comments:

  1. The are both so cute. I'm not sure which is my favorite.

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  2. Two cute quilts . I particularly like the Trip Around the World because the colors look so great. I've never heard of Warm and Natural Plush. I'll have to find some to give it a try.

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  3. I LOVE LOVE those adorable quilts! Well done! Oh dear, I have heard of several cases of poison ivy this summer, like what is going on? And baaaad cases. Feel better soon my friend. :-)

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  4. This is such a cute fabric line for girls. Your quilts came out great!

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  5. They both look great! I've tried those organic lines, but they didn't look so nice. I especially like the heart quilting on the second one.

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  6. You weave magic with baby quilts, Julie! As I was reading today's post, I saw the Quilter's Laundry Day post come up as a featured post and I enjoyed reading it all over again! The way you made it into a real quilt (instead of mini) was genious!

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  7. Yay! Two beautiful quilts on their way to a new home! How inspiring you are! Enjoy your midweek get-away.

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  8. Very cute Julie - in my favorite colors too!

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  9. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and link on Show and Tell Monday !! Bambikramar

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  10. The quilts are so sweet! I love the organic wavy lines on the top quilt, and the hearts on the second. The fabrics are so pretty too! Thank you for linkinig up with To-Do Tuesday this week!

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  11. how fun. they are both very cute. really like that you added the on point four patches. micki@2dogsstudio.us

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  12. Such sweet baby quilt! I love quilting organic lines. Yours look great!

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  13. Congrats on finishing off both quilts so quickly. Both are so cute!

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