Sunday, June 3, 2012

THE NURSERY QUILT

I got the nursery painted, so I started pulling fabrics for a new little quilt. First though, I finished Janie's quilt. I did squiggly lines around each block, and some pebbles in the centres.




Free motion doesn't usually go well for me, but I am happy with this one. It needs to be able to stand up to lots of washing. I think I like the back as much as the front. This is Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey for Moda. The little girls on the swings are too cute.







Now for the nursery quilt. Quilt Mania has done it again with this adorable birdie wall hanging.


The nursery is the same soft grey as my sewing room. I plan to have pops of orange and teal (no pink) so I dug through my stash and came up with these.  I had forgotten about this plaid.  THIS, I tell my hubby, is why I have a stash. It's perfect.


My little quilt will have some laundry hanging,






and it HAS to have a little hexie quilt


as well as some pieced "quilts".


I can't wait to get started on it. I haven't been this excited about a project since, well....... last week!

Have a great week-end.

17 comments:

Debbie said...

Jane's quilt turned out just darling!! And love the new one you are starting - "I haven't been this excited since ... last week." I love that about quilting - always a new fun challenge!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Oh, I love Janie's quilt - the embroidered words are so cute! The birds quilt makes me want to go right back up to my sewing room and get creating...I love it!!

Teje said...

Oh your quilt is finished! It's so beautiful! Great quilting, too!
And your new project looks exiting, lovely fabrics and so fun pattern! x Teje

quiltmania said...

Great quilting job on Jane's quilt. Wow! You have come a long way baby!

Karen said...

Love...love...love Jane's quilt and can not wait to see the next one...

Gramma Quilter said...

Awesome things on the go! Jane's quilt turned out good. Love the quilting. Great job!

Lily said...

These are adorable! And I love the bird quilt too! I'm working on some baby gift too - fun!

Sana Saroti said...

The quilt is just perfect! The new quilt qilt be great, too! Are gonna applique the birdies as well?

vintage grey said...

The quilt is beautiful and perfect!! xo Heather

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

LOVE Jane's quilt and the machine quilting is fabulous!!!

Your next quilt is looking great, too!

Kathy said...

Am in love with the fabrics you are choosing for the new quilt :) I did laugh when you shared how long it was since you were last 'so excited'. I know the feeling, which is why there are so many UFOs and projects in waiting in my sewing room!

Shauna said...

Love your little quilt for Jane. It's perfect! Your next project is looking great too. I love the orange for the pop of colour. It sounds like you are having too much fun!

randi said...

Oh, I love the pink quilt. SO pretty and I do love the fun quilting. Great job!

Dawn Hughes said...

Love Jane's quilt, and your free motion quilting is great.... And the fabrics for the next project are perfect, love the little birds. Bravo Carla!

Hilachas said...

Jane's quilt came out beautifully. I am SO impressed with your FMQ. Beautiful.

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt and your free motion quilting looks perfect! Love the quilt on the cover of that magazine....how neat!

Megan said...

What cute quilting! I love the contrasting motions of the squiggly lines and pebbles. And that embroidery is such a nice touch - it will give the quilt a nice blend of textures.