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!
Can't wait to see it?!! Gorgeous!ReplyDelete
it looks brilliant so far, can't wait to see it finished!ReplyDelete
I just adore the soft sweetness of this!ReplyDelete
This is totally adorable! I'm sure your niece and her baby will love it.ReplyDelete
Ohh I want to cuddle it! Rain is my favourite weather (good job I live in Manchester then!). Simply beautiful!ReplyDelete
It looks lovely, I wish I could feel all the texture too.ReplyDelete
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 :-).ReplyDelete
I love it all.ReplyDelete
Love those little clouds! That looks like such a lovely baby quilt - and so snuggly!ReplyDelete
So adorable! It looks so soft and snuggly!ReplyDelete
what a lovely baby quilt this will beReplyDelete
Who would have thought rain could be so attractive!? Very sweet Mary! Lucky baby!ReplyDelete
Ooh love it, so relaxing xxReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I can't wait either, lovely! :) xReplyDelete
Mary, This is such a gorgeous, special quilt!!ReplyDelete
How special! I can't wait for the reveal. Love the mobile too.ReplyDelete
It is looking fabulous so far!ReplyDelete
That is super-cute! and i just love love the floral mug in the second picture - any chance you remember where you got it?ReplyDelete
Beautiful! The waffled knit is such a great addition!ReplyDelete
So sweet. Have a lovely weekend.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete