Friday, August 9, 2013

Tiny bubbles....and bigger ones too!!

I have just finished up the last of the quilts for my new grand daughter to be!  (well, at least for now)
 I made circles with everything from a drinking glass to a large 13 1/2" Tupperware bowl!  I used Pellon paper backed fusible web to trace them onto, then fused them to my fabric and cut them out.
 It took a while to get the layout just right.  I then peeled the paper off and...
 ...fused them into place.  That took a while!  I found the perfect backing and binding fabrics.
 I used the blanket stitch on my machine to applique the circles to the Kona white.  This was my first time appliqueing.  Another first for this summer filled with firsts!  You can see that the quilting lines are already marked on the background.
 Basting time!  Why did it take me so long to buy a 'Kwik Klip'?  What a lifesaver...
 Diagonal lines for the background and spirals in the 'bubbles'.  The spirals got a little tricky.
 I repeated the circle theme for the label.  I will add the date after she is born.
 Every quilt deserves a glamor shot! 
 This quilt measures 41x51.  All of the prints are from Hancock Fabrics.
I just love a stripped binding!  I machine stitched the binding.  A great skill that I learned this summer.

My next project is the bumper pad and bed skirt for her crib!  I am having the time of my life.  Thank you my precious DIL, for entrusting me with all of these wonderful projects!! 

I am linking to Whoop Whoop! Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict andFinish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts!!  Thank you to both Sarah and Amandajean for hosting such great Friday linky parties!  Val's Quilting Studio.

18 comments:

Sarah Lizzie said...

Everthing about this quilt, Miss Vicki, is truly, truly scrumptious....the pretty fabrics, your design and of course your quilting. Well done on the appliqueing! My you are becoming an old hand at many new skills this Summer!! Your little princess will never want to leave her 'oh so pretty' room!!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

That is really really gorgeous! I adore the colours and you have made me add this to my to-do list!! Well done.

Lorna McMahon said...

Whoop! Whoop! What a fabulous finish! Adorable bubble quilt... I love the bright, fun fabrics. The quilting is perfect. And the backing and binding set it all off! Congrats, Vicki!

Amy DeCesare said...

Oh, it's just super adorable! I love every detail and every print, and the striped binding is just the right finish. Awesome quilt!!!

Deborah said...

Such a beautiful quilt.......even more beautiful in person!

jan said...

So adorable Vicki!! I just love it. I love that it is your own creation! And you did such a great job with the quilting!
Love the label too.
xo jan

crazyquilter said...

I do admire you working with circles. A challenge I don't relish. I have a stack of about 100 circles I have been given and plan to use them, one day. They need to be neatened up. Yours are beautifully executed and I love the finished project. Thanks so much for sharing.

Carla said...

Oh my! I really love this. You did fabulous

Kelly Young said...

This quilt is just precious Vicki! I love the quilting and that striped binding is awesome!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Janine said...

This is just gorgeous! I'm sure it's nowhere near the last!

Sarah Craig said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilt, Vicki! Whoop whoop!!

made by ChrissieD said...

Gorgeous quilt Vicki, I recently made a Polka Dot block for my NYC Mod Bee and I said at the time how fab it would look if the one block was a quilt top and here you are, you've done it! Wonderful :)

tink's mom said...

What a stunning quilt, Whoop, whoop to you.

RobinSue said...

This is a quilt to be cherished. Your granddaughter will love it. I know I do! I just added this to the long list of "quilts to make."

meia ameruddin said...

The bubbly quilt is so colourful and fun! I like it. I'm a new happy blogger. I happen to stumble upon your blog thru my sister's blog. I admire your work. :)

Jackie said...

This is the cutest quilt with the perfect fabrics.

Valerie Reynolds said...

I LOVE LOVE this quilt!!! So glad you linked it under our dots theme Vicki. Quick question...so you didn't turn under the circles at all???

Anita in Florida said...

The colors and style of your beautiful quilt are just perfect!

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