A Whole Cloth Baby Quilt

 

Whole Cloth Baby Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

Have the singing birds been waking you up each morning?

Spring is finally here!

A WHOLE CLOTH BABY QUILT FOR LITTLE MISS

I recently finished this baby quilt for a friend’s granddaughter.

It started with lots of doodling!!!

Whole Cloth Baby Quilt, Lori Kennedy

I used a horizontal composition…(remember compositional styles from my first Craftsy video, Divide and Conquer:  Creative Machine Quilting)?

And I added a strong diagonal element–the Umbrella, (The Open Umbrella-page 130 of your books!)  Baby Carriage and Kite--create a diagonal line and focal point across the center of the quilt.

Whole Cloth Baby Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Whole Cloth Baby Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Once the basic framework was stitched (Divide and Conquer), I began filling in the rows with a wide variety of motifs:  Circles, page 133, The Picket Fence-page 36,  Tulips page 104, Lollipop flowers page 91…. Just flip through the book, I’m sure there’s more!

Whole Cloth Baby Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Whole Cloth Baby Quilt, Lori Kennedy

PERSONAL TOUCHES MAKE QUILTING FUN!

I don’t want to show the whole quilt because I added a lot of personal information on the quilt:  the baby’s name on the baby carriage, the town on a street sign, her address on a house, a favorite song…If you’re going to do custom quilting–make it personal! Right?

I hope Little Miss uses this to shreds!

What about YOU?

Any baby quilts in your future?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Signed,

Lullaby Lori

PS…Many of the motifs seen here are available in my book, Free Motion Machine Quilting, 1-2-3.  Personalized, autographed copies available from my Etsy shop HERE.  The book is also available from Amazon HERE.

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Baby Safety Pins–A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Good Morning, Quilters!

What better way to welcome a new baby into the world than with a quilt!  

Last week we stitched The Baby Carriage.  This week we’ll add The Baby Safety Pin.  The Safety Pin can be stitched in a row to create a border, or add a loopy line between motifs to use it as an all over motif.

Baby Carriage, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

THE BABY SAFETY PIN-A MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing parallel lines-2 inches apart.  Add a parallel line 3/4″ below the top line.  Begin stitching on this line.

Stitch an upside down “U”.

 

Stitch in 3-4 stitches, then stitch a smaller upside down “U”.  Sew over a few more stitches to close the shape.

Stitch down to the bottom line and curl up.

Stitch a full circle..

Add another partial revolution…

Stitch a straight line, ending next to the top of the Safety Pin.

Stitch on the previous line of stitching back to the bottom of the “pin”, then add a loopy line.

Begin another Safety Pin in the row or stitch the motif as an all over pattern.

Whatever you do….

Don’t stick yourself and definitely, don’t pinch the baby!

Happy Baby Sitting!

Lori

PS…Velcro may be safer, but as a quilting motif…not so much!

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

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Doodle to Design, Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

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