Friday, December 18, 2020

Study In Softness: Marybeth's Flannel-Backed Baby Quilt

I just finished quilting this sweet and snuggly-soft baby quilt for my friend Marybeth.  Her #1 priority was keeping the quilting light enough so the quilt would be as soft as possible for tucking around a little one in a stroller.  Isn't it sweet?

Marybeth's Snuggly-Soft Baby Quilt

We chose the pantograph Gingersnap from Urban Elementz and I adjusted the pattern density in my IntelliQuilter to where the scale of the double circles complemented the scale of Marybeth's pieced squares and HSTs.  The thread is Glide in a pale blue color called Cloud.  

Gingersnap Pantograph from Urban Elementz, 8" Row Height

Here's what this sweet 32" x 39" top looked like prior to quilting:

32 x 39 Top Prior to Quilting

And here it is, fresh off the frame:

Fresh Off the Frame

I just love how a quilt top comes to life through the texture of the quilting stitches, don't you?  Gingersnap is a versatile quilting design that complements so many different aesthetics.  The soft curves, loops, and "double bubbles" add are an excellent counterpoint to straight piecing lines, and it would be impossible to quilt a design like this with such smooth, consistently round circles without the assistance of R2D2 (my computerized machine).  Gingersnap allows the fabric prints to shine without overpowering them.  Marybeth chose such cute fabrics, too, especially that whimsical navy print with fairies, unicorns, bunny rabbits, and little mushroom houses, and the gray print that looks like gently falling snow against a wintry sky.

Backing is a Super-Soft Flannel

The backing is a velvety-soft flannel with little duckies that quilted up beautifully.  I love how quilting stitches sink into even the slightest pile fabric as if the design were carved or embossed.

Thanks for choosing me to quilt this for you, Marybeth!

PSST!!  I'd Love to Quilt for YOU!

By the way, if you or any of your quilty friends has a quilt top or two that needs quilting, I'd be delighted to quilt for you!  My turnaround for edge-to-edge quilting is currently running about 2 weeks, and you can click here to find out how to book your quilt with me.

I'm linking today's post with the following linky parties:


Whoop Whoop Fridays at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Peacock Party at Wendy’s Quilts and More

Finished Or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts

Off the Wall Friday at Nina Marie Sayre

 TGIFF Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday, rotates, schedule found here: TGIF Friday


Frédérique at Quilting Patchwork Appliqué


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like it - looks very soft and I like the colors too

SJSM said...

As soon as I have time I need to take pictures of a double wedding ring partial quilt top and a hand stitched quilt top I found at my moms house. I remember her working on the double wedding ring. I have fuzzy recollections of the other quilt.

You did a nice job on the baby quilt. It looks cozy.

Kate said...

Very pretty. When you look at the quilting on the whole quilt, those circles give the impression of wind, which works so well with the fabrics chosen for the quilt. Hope you are enjoying this holiday season.

Anonymous said...

What a great baby quilt! I love everything about it....the fabrics/colors and the quilting...everything just works well together...
Thanks for sharing!
Sandra B

Kathleen said...

I love the quilt, the pattern you choose and am always happy to see links on TGIFF! Thanks for linking up.

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

A lovely and sweet baby quilt, and your quilting is absolutely perfect.
Thank you for sharing at Patchwork & Quilts!

Frédérique - Quilting Patchwork Appliqué said...

Ah, j'ai oublié de t'écrire en français !! Bon je recommence : j'adore ce bébé quilt, et tu as su le rendre encore plus beau avec un motif tout en douceur. Bravo !
Bonne journée Rebecca !

Ramona said...

I love your quilting design. It looks like the wind is blowing across this beautiful, soft and cuddly quilt. Great job!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Ohh I just love the softness of flannel - cute quilting design!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Rebecca, that is a really lovely baby quilt. It looks so soft and snuggly :-) Take care.