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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Farm Picnic and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  This weekend, after a slight postponement from hurricane Delta, we went down to Louisiana to visit my family for a long fall break weekend, but not before I finished off this cute quilt for a baby boy. 

These colors are so fresh and fun and the white background makes the farm-inspired palette even more vibrant.  I've decided to call this one Farm Picnic, and it will look right at home in the farm-themed nursery.

I quilted this one with a relaxed stipple to keep it nice and cuddly (and also because it's nice and relaxing for me!).

For the back, I used this great print that has shades of blue, white, and gray, and widened it out with a chunk of one of the green prints I used.  I didn't think about it at the time, but if the quilt is turned, it would look like a green field meeting a perfect blue sky.  Very fitting for a farm!  I finished it off with a tonal gray striped binding, and it adds just the right touch of subtle interest.  

The finished baby quilt measures 48" square, and even though the Waverunner pattern is only written for lap, twin, and queen sizes, it was super easy to modify for a baby quilt.  In fact, if you have the pattern and need help, just send me an email and I'll be happy to assist.

Before we party, it's time for some eye-candy!  Julie's Quilts and Costumes showed off this hexie beauty-

This quilt by Sandra at mmm quilts is just stunning.  Take a look at her post to really see all of the yummy quilting texture-

This scrappy pastel piece by Jayne at Twiggy and Opal is so soft and delicate, and so unique-

And Rita at Quiltpiecer shared her progress on this gorgeous autumn maple leaf quilt-

So without further ado, let's get this party started, shall we?  I can't wait to see what you have going on!

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  1. I love how bright and cheerful this quilt is! And the back is perfect for a farm theme baby quilt :)

  2. Thank you so much for the feature Kelly! That baby quilt is wonderfully happy and yeah there’s something so zen about a nice stipple :-)

  3. Thank you, Kelly, for featuring my work in progress autumn top!. I'm linking this week with an update on the finished top. I love your baby quilt and the colors are great. Glad you were able to take a break to visit family. Spending time with family is so important.

  4. I love your baby quilt! It's such a clever pattern.


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