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Another Finished Baby Quilt

Blue and Green String Quilt

Not sure what to say about it, really. It's another finished baby quilt. Specifically, a blue and green string quilt made up of all my wonderful fabric scraps.

Monkeys- String Quilt

Frogs- String Quilt

Little Bit of Selvedge

Alligator hiding in the String Quilt

Full of lots of little fun fabric surprises. Monkeys, frogs, a fabric selvedge, an alligator.

Dotty Quilt Binding

I will admit, I designed the entire quilt around the idea of using this fabric as the binding. I love it! It makes me happy.

String Quilt Backing and Binding

String Quilt Back

So does the backing fabric, even though it was not what I originally planned. I was going to go buy just some solid blue for the back. But, then I made my whole no crafty shopping resolution. So I dug into my fabric bins. I've been saving this fabric forever. No specific plan for it. Just saving it. Well, no more. It was the perfect fabric for the back of this quilt. And, honestly, there's still plenty left- probably destined to go into a quilt for Sam.

Loopy Quilting

I knew I wanted to do some free motion quilting but wanted to stay away from the standard stippling. I ended up doing rows of loops- some single, some double, some elongated. I'm going to have to remember this. I love how it turned out.

String Quilt with Loopy Quilting

String Quilt

My quilt holder

On a side note, I had a great and only slightly reluctant helper for this little quilt photo shoot. Isn't she an adorable assistant?


Sarah Camilla said…
Love, love, love and Anna truly IS an adorable assistant! What a great experience it appears to be that you are having to get even MORE creative than your usual exterme creativity. All the best, my friend.
balloongal said…
Way to go again. You are amazing.

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