Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Whooo's the New Baby?

This is a fiercely cute baby quilt one of my clients made.  She always does impeccable applique, all by hand.
I had fun with the white background, since this is the only place the quilting really shows up.  I originally thought about doing something more constructed in the white areas, like wreaths, but quickly realized how boring that would be.  I think the straight line frames and different designs create a nice framework for the owl, and create way more interest.  Perhaps if you double click, you can see the ferns, and leaves and large bubbles/pebbles (nickel sized).
 Here's a close-up of whoooty...He's so cute.  I left him largely unquilted so that there is some loft (and I did not want the piecing from below that she didn't cut away to be so obvious.
 The border is bead-boarded with simple sweet scallops.  It's fitting of a baby boy.
This quilt actually has a poly batt, since it will be washed many times.  Plus, I want the features to maintain their loft and texture.  I used a Wonderfil Master Quilter thread.  This is a relatively new thread for me; I got 15 cones a couple months ago.  It's a 40wt thread, and stitched like a dream with Bottomline in the bobbin.
Here's a peek at the back.  Is that not fun??

19 comments:

Emma said...

This is beautifully quilted - and much more interesting this way!

Vicki W said...

That is lovely. You really do make every quilt special!

Trish said...

Wow! I just bought the pattern for that quilt last week.... It looks great, and your quilting is amazing! Now I want to get started on it right away.

Sue said...

Your quilting really brings a lot of interest to this cute quilt!

Sue said...

Your quilting really adds a lot of interest to this cute quilt!!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Whoa, yes that's fun! And beautiful! And a treasure for both Mom and her baby.

JL said...

Such a darling quilt and your quilting makes it sing!

JL

Leah said...

Your quilting looks awesome. I love how you decided to do something different in the white sections. Lovely!

Sue Daurio said...

That is a cute quilt, but the quilting makes it an amazing quilt!!

Tatkis said...

Absolutely sweet quilt, and your quilting is perfect!

Hugs,
Tatyana

What Comes Next? said...

love your idea of the borders and then the different fills in the background - it is so much more interesting and provides such fabulous movement. Lots of ideas to tuck away from this one! Thanks Margaret!

fiberobsession said...

Wonderful job. The background is really nice and that owl looks terrific.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Breath taking quilting! I love the bead board and scallops in the border and the whole quilt just looks lovely! I love the back that everything shows, even the owl with the outlines! Great job Margaret!

Jo said...

Thanks for the invite to stop over...Your quilting is AMAZING!!!

Karen said...

I made this quilt for a friend. Your quilting is beautiful.

Karen

Dee Wilson said...

love your quilt.The amazing owl keeping an eyes in the in the room is a sweet idea.love it..

Dee Wilson said...

love your quilt .is stunning..love the owl,keeping his eyes in the room ,what a great idea..love it.

Debbie Taylor said...

I saw this 9 patch owl on several sites but none of them had the great quilting like you did. I was able to duplicate it on my own quilt and would like permission to post it to my new blog with a link back to this page. Your work is so inspiring.

Orla Quirk said...

The square of quilting that accents the owl is a brilliant touch on a fabulously-quilted piece. Thank you for sharing this with us.