Saturday, September 20, 2014

Snips and snails and puppy dog tails

Betty made this cute baby quilt for a new great-grandbaby with a little help from our Sedgwick sewing group.  Virginia gave her the block pattern and suggested the setting, I donated some fabric, and the whole group gave suggestions.  Because this quilt will be used and washed we decided I would do crosshatching right over the applique to protect against wear and tear. 

Since this is a little boy's quilt I didn't want to put any girly old feathers in the setting triangles.  Instead I used frogs and fish, inspired by the border fabric.



I'm still plowing away on Gail's show quilt but ran into a snag when I ran out of the metallic thread I am using in the border.  It's brown metallic from Wonderfil Thread in Canada and they were wonderfillly helpful when I frantically called to order more. 

Ann and I had entered this quilt in several shows without any luck.  I decided to try one more time and we entered it in the AQS show in Chattanooga.  This time it brought home a blue ribbon for Ann to hang in her sewing room. 


  1. Congratulations on the blue ribbon!!!

  2. Congratulations on the ribbon. Love the little boys quilt and the cute frogs and fish you quilted. The cross hatching was a great choice in the blocks. Some little boy is going to really enjoy this.

  3. Swooning over your pretty quilting!

  4. Oh the quilting is just wonderful and congrats on the ribbon.