Rachel’s Quilt

Circles form part of the topstitching

Wendy writing….We’ve been thrilled to become Grandparents for the first time in 2011!  We’re enjoying this rich experience as much as possible.  Of course, being a grandmother means making my little granddaughter her own quilt.  Susan was looking for an underwater theme for the bedroom, and now that Rachel is sleeping in her own crib, I thought I had better finish off this quilt.
Some of you have been watching the blocks take shape over the past year.

Rachel’s quilt has turned out really well. For topstitching, I stitched in the ditch for the vertical and horizontal seams, but it needed something else.  Since the theme has to do with water, I decided to create a sense of ripples ringing out from a small pebble being dropped on the water’s surface.

The circles reminded me of a pebble being dropped in a still pond

I finally have the finished product.  This isn’t a huge quilt – 16 – 6 1/2  inch blocks with sashings and a border.

As I continue to explore new skills on my machines, you will see in the next post, the quilt label for this special quilt.

So Rachel gets her first quilt from Grandma.  I say first because I’m certain there will be others over the coming years!

I love the colours

 

My embroidery machine did a great job

 

The final product of the quilt top

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