Monday, June 28, 2010

More Little Folks ...

You already know how much I love the buttery soft voile fabrics from the Little Folks range by Anna Maria Horner, and therefore need no excuse for making this adorable baby quilt.

Quilt measures 40 inches x 32.5 inches

Although I do like what it adds to the overall look and feel of the quilt, I am only just starting to enjoy the decorative hand stitching.  It seems to take quite some time for me to find my hand stitching rhythm and struggle to let go of perfect stitch length requirement (totally self imposed!).


Combining both machine and hand quilting is proving to be a colorful combination.  I have matched the machine quilting thread with the color of the fabric, and have used a contrast color thread for hand quilted stitching.

The voile fabrics drape so beautifully and creases just fall away, even after the quilt has been folded. 



Although this is a repeat design, I still loved making it.  It was a comfort project that I could start whilst my own machine was being serviced and finished with my own "brand new" humming sewing machine.  I really should try to get my sewing machine serviced more regularly.


I have updated my Etsy Store to include this quilt.  You can find the listing as well as more pictures here. SOLD

I know, picture overload!

26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Rita!!
    The hand quilting makes it even more special!!!

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  2. it's lovely ! and I love the wavy pattern top and bottom

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  3. Another very pretty quilt. The hand stitching adds the finishing touch.

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  4. so gorgeous! Just love you colour combinations.

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  5. I fully subscribe to wonky handstitching as proof a quilt was made with love! Failing that, I could show you mine and you would feel a whole lot better about your fairy stitchery...

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  6. So beautiful! And I love the backing too!! I also admire your hand quilting - sometime I've got to make time to do that on a quilt!

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  7. I love the color selection you use and the way you quilt them. Great choices once again.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  8. Love this...esp the wave like design at the top and bottom. Your work is wonderful.

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  9. Just gorgeous! I love hand quilting but I don't do it too often because it takes so long. But I agree that it's very enjoyable!

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  10. There's never such a thing as too much AMH voile! Thanks for sharing!! Love all of them equally!

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  11. Gorgeous! I will never get tired or the Little Folks (or Good Folks, for that matter)fabrics!

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  12. I never get tired of your voile strip quilts, they are so beautiful! Do you mind if I shamelessly copy this in adult size for me? I really want to try this hand stitching as well.

    Baeautiful job!

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  13. Beautiful quilt! I love the combination the machine and hand quilting. I stocked up on Little Folks (voile and flannel) and Good Folk (before it's discontinued!!). Thanks for the continuing inspiration.

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  14. It's lovely. I really like the wavy fabric it adds another dimension to the stripes.

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  15. You make such fun quilts. I have never seen the pearl cotton hand work before following the quilting blogs but I'm with you, it adds another dimension and additional color.

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  16. Once again - your eye for color is fabulous. Totally cute!

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  17. Beautiful quilt Rita - looks like you have gone slightly outside your comfort zone with the colour choices this time with great results. I love the combination of hand and machine quilting. Great to hear your machine is humming along again - it is always hard using a machine you are not used to.

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  18. This is beautiful and I imagine it is very soft.

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  19. This is stunning! love the perfectly imperfect in hand stitching!

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  20. i am displaying a quilt today as well ..not as bright as your stunning creation .. you captured such life in this one ~ elk

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  21. Love this quilt, its gorgeous! Do you sell the pattern? I would love to make one for my grandbaby.

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  22. I love this! Also wanting the pattern.

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