A baby quilt….

A Quilt for Nolan

A Quilt for Nolan

 

A young lady that I have known for many years just had a baby.  Meredith and her husband Garrett have been friends of my son Charles, for many years.  They graduated from high school together.  They had a beautiful baby boy named Nolan on September 23rd.  I had been working on a quilt for him since the spring.  I never really expected it to take me so long, but as I worked on the quilt I kept getting new ideas about how to complete the quilt.  I finished it last week – and put it in the mail on Monday.  I think that Meredith should receive it in the mail today, that is why I am posting pictures of it today.

I used the Eleanor Burns Irish Chain Quilt book for the basic design of the quilt.  I changed the borders and added some new details.  I used the Electric quilt program to make 4 1/2″ blocks for Nolan’s name and the stars in the corners.IMG_2503

 

I paper pieced the blocks so that they would be very accurate.  Paper piecing is a great way to have your  star blocks finish with pointy points.  I think that paper piecing is either something that you love or hate.  For many years it frustrated me but I persisted and now I love it.  Paper Piecing is a very accurate way to piece small blocks or blocks with a lot of points.  So if you haven’t tried it give it a try, eventually you will love it.

 

I machine quilted this quilt.  The theme of Nolan’s nursery is Elephants so I quilted elephants in the center of the Irish Chain.

Elephant Quilting

Elephant Quilting

I really loved working on this quilt.  I love the way yellow and blue work together.  It is one of my favorite color combinations.  I have another quilt in the works with the same colors – but that is a potential gift so it will remain under wraps until a later date.

I was able to get 2 items crossed off of my To-Do list.  I completed the placemats for Meal on Wheels and the block for the Veterans quilt. Two looming deadlines that will be met.  PHEW!!!

Enjoy the beautiful fall weather – the trees around me are a blaze of color.  I will post some pictures soon.

Be Kind,

Faith

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