Monday, 5 January 2015

First finishes for 2015

I have had the tops done for my 3 LITTLE LETTERS baby quilts for a few weeks now..
The patterns are by Sheryl at 
Sheryl put out the patterns twice a week so I slowly followed along.
Today I quilted them all.
I tried a new quilting design that I have seen on some blogs lately. I had fun with it.
This is such a great quilt for a baby..


This pink one has an off centre spiral. It was done using only the foot spacing. It is quilted heavier than I normally do but I think it looks good.
This will be a present for a friend this month..

 You can't really see the green letters with this photo but they are pretty
I started the spirals small and moved out to a larger spacing. I am happy with it.

Here are all 3 hanging together.



And the backings were a great bargain. 2 were from Ballan when I was there on retreat. The other one  I have had for a while. They all have the alphabet on them so they were a perfect choice.

 

Next on today's list was some bags. My mum was giving these knitting Nancy kits to a family with 3 children. She wanted a bag to store all the pieces together with some wool.
A drawstring was used for ease.


Because there was 3 children I decided to make an extra work in progress bag for each of them. At telecast then they store there work all together without leaving a mess for their mum or losing anything.
I hope they are happy with them.



I am Also  linking up with NTT 
I am not sure if I will make some more of these quilts but maybe. They were fun and a great baby quilt

21 comments:

  1. Love the quilts Jo - the quilting is very effective. Three very lucky little ones I think - everything they need to start them off!

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  2. Hi Jo love those baby quilts,boy you are so clever and what a lovely sweet thing for you and your mum to do,you both have beautiful hearts,xx

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  3. They're all wonderful! I think I like the offset spiral quilting on the pink one the best...I like that it's a bit off from center! :0)

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  4. So many finishes already? You have 2015 started off just right.

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  5. well done Jo,
    your alphabet quilts look gorgeous!!
    great quilting.

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  6. The baby quilts are beautiful Jo, lobe the pink ff centre one too.

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  7. Your quilts are lovely Jo and I like the circular quilting. I'm sure the 3 children will love their bags. The work in progress bags are a great idea. Cheers, Tracy.

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  8. Your quilts look wonderful...I love the quilting!

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  9. Gorgeous quilting on all those quilts Jo. Great bags too xx

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  10. Jo you are prolific with your projects...loved seeing the baby quilts finished....also what you made for the three littlies..Hugs ofaigh

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  11. wow Jo your quilts are awesome. What a great idea for storing the kits
    Happy New Year
    Cheers pauline

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  12. The baby quilts turned out beautifully. I'm partial to the blue one as that's my favorite color.

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  13. oh fabulous! three? Oh Jo... what wonderful gifts.

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  14. oh fabulous! three? Oh Jo... what wonderful gifts.

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  15. Hi Jo!Your quilting really added another dimension to your little letter quilts. I love the simplicity of one color. This really was a fun sew along and easy, adorable patterned quilt in the end. So glad you rejuvinated this one at TUesday Archives this week.

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    1. I so enjoyed this QAL...fun to see yours again!!

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  16. I enjoyed this alpha quilt along too - the simple one color is wonderful and great backing fabrics.

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  17. I love the alpha quilts. Wish I could find all the posts so I could make one!

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    1. Thank you so much! Another project added to my list!

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