This morning a new baby boy has joined my brother and sister-in-laws family. It's always so exciting to have new babies and to give them new things. So this new baby boy is getting my newly finished quilt.
I've decided to call it Sea Glass, because those colored fabrics remind me of of the green glass buoys everyone but me seems to have. And I want some! This time I machine appliqued with a blanket stitch instead of needle turn. I think I prefer the look of needle turn, but you can't ignore the speed of machine applique and the contrasting thread makes it interesting.
I then decided to hand quilt everything else to make the quilt soft to wrap a new
baby in. I love the ornate machine quilts, but there is something very... down to earth I guess about hand quilting. I hand quilted around
each petal in grey to give some emphasis with the stitching. I love how the dotted line turned out, then used white for a more subtle approach for the
So there you go, the newest project, Sea Glass, going to our new family member. We love him already.
The pattern should take less than a year this time!