Evening in the Garden Quilts

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Two Finishes

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Here are two little baby quilts I finished yesterday.  Both are aqua and gray, very popular colors.

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I finally got these log cabin blocks oriented correctly.  You might have said something after Wednesday’s post, or did you think it was something artsy I was doing?  I found two to fix after that post, but I didn’t see the last block till I had it sandwiched.  Fortunately, it was in a corner, so it wasn’t too bad to un-sew and re-sew.  If you spot a problem now, please don’t tell me.

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This one with the chevrons was more of a minty aqua, and hard to photograph.  I like it, though, and I had fun doing the feathers.  I even remembered to add extra batting to the gray areas when I sandwiched it, so the feathers pop more.  The odd triangles are seersucker, and the texture is  great.

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I like the flying geese backing.

These are smaller than I usually make, 30″ x 36″, which I still think is a useful size.  Usually, mine are around 36″ x 42″.  What do you think is the ideal size for a baby quilt?

I’m linking up with Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.

 

 

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Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

10 thoughts on “Two Finishes

  1. Oh I love these colors!!!! Look at you go…two quilts. You’ve been a busy girl 🙂 How are the kitties doing?

  2. They are lovely! I have no idea what a good size is… I haven’t really made any. Seems like if it is big enough for the baby, you’ve done your job. 🙂

  3. Size depends on how much time I have allowed myself before the baby was born or if the new mom has seen my work and would have her feelings hurt with a small quilt.

  4. Missed the part where I tell you how great your quilts came out. Both are wonderful. Love your color choices.

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  6. The colors of the quilts are great! And the chevron-pattern is so cool.
    Greetings from Germany
    Steph

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