Saturday, November 23, 2013

Brenda's Baby Quilts

It is a real privilege to help others work on quilts and celebrate their accomplishments.   I have become friends with a lovely lady who tracked me down and asked for some help last year.  We have been getting together on a regular basis (with some other sewing gals) and sewing and quilting.

Last night Brenda came over and she finished a lovely baby quilt for a new little one.  She has gone home to finish the 2nd one with binding.  Here are some pictures.
Brenda was given a kit for a larger quilt.  She is a real beginner, so we decided to go small and make the two baby quilts.  We started by learning how to make half square triangles.  Brenda laid out the light stars on dark backgrounds (pink quilt above ) and dark stars on light background (blue quilt below).


We decided on light sashing for the pink quilt and dark sashing for the blue quilt.  It's a pretty effective way use some scraps and make two completely different quilts.  
Brenda asked me to quilt these for her with AVA.  We had a couple of evenings work on these little lovelies. Because both quilts had lots of straight lines, I softened them a bit with lots of curvy lines.  For the little girl's quilt I chose an all over swirly flower design and simple loops for the boy's quilt.

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