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Monday, August 12, 2013

Clouds....

My niece is having a baby boy and I have been helping her work on a mobile for the nursery....


now I am on to a quilt for the babe...

Essex yarn dyed linen is perfect for the body of the quilt....
with simple clouds of a waffle knit...appliqued...


at first I was a bit skeptical about attempting needle turn applique with a knit fabric, but it worked beautifully!  You may notice a few little 'dots' on the body of the applique...that is just basting glue and will wash out.  

next to give some definition to my clouds and a bit of refreshing rain...

 
I love the texture....

 
at the end of the rain path I have added some gingham drops...


some linen thread for the quilting is on the way...


can't wait to show you the finished quilt!
happy monday!
mary

23 comments:

  1. it looks brilliant so far, can't wait to see it finished!

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  2. I just adore the soft sweetness of this!

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  3. This is totally adorable! I'm sure your niece and her baby will love it.

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  4. Ohh I want to cuddle it! Rain is my favourite weather (good job I live in Manchester then!). Simply beautiful!

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  5. It looks lovely, I wish I could feel all the texture too.

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  6. Hi Mary, I always get a bit excited when I see a post by you pop up on my reader. I always know there will be something gorgeous to brighten up my day :-). This quilt is already so lovely, a very lucky bubba he/she will be to be snuggled up inside. Thanks for sharing :-).

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  7. Love those little clouds! That looks like such a lovely baby quilt - and so snuggly!

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  8. So adorable! It looks so soft and snuggly!
    xo jan

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  9. what a lovely baby quilt this will be

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  10. Who would have thought rain could be so attractive!? Very sweet Mary! Lucky baby!

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  11. What a creative effort! It's really unique, especially with those various textures. It will be an adorable finish that we can't wait to see either!

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  12. Your baby quilt is looking beautiful, I am looking forward to seeing it finished. I used linen for my grandsons baby quilt and its really lovely to feel and wash.

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  13. Mary, This is such a gorgeous, special quilt!!

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  14. How special! I can't wait for the reveal. Love the mobile too.

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  15. That is super-cute! and i just love love the floral mug in the second picture - any chance you remember where you got it?

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  16. Beautiful! The waffled knit is such a great addition!

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  17. I love the clouds Mary. I made a cloud shaped window valance for my son when he was little. Three separate clouds were hung in overlapping layers with a quilted sun peeking out. Miss those days. He's in college now.

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