Saturday, February 4, 2017

Seeing Double

You're not really seeing double, but it might appear that way since I just posted Pinkie Squared, version 1 last week. I am happy to say that both quilts have been gifted and well received. 
Version 2 of the Summer in the Park quilt pattern ended up a little smaller than the first one I made, but otherwise they are very similar. I managed to make two baby girl quilts out of the jelly roll that I won last year at Quilt Con.

Pinkie Squared vs 2

Pinkie Squared vs 1

I really like the Cotton and Steel double gauze that I used on the back of this quilt.It makes it such a bright and happy quilt for my nephew's newborn daughter, Jianna Belle.


Once again I quilted it with randomly spaced and sized swirls. The combination of the double gauze and this quilting motif makes it so cuddly. You can really feel the squishiness...is that a word?
This time I was very careful not to stretch the quilt when basting and then quilting it. This really helped to not distort the quilt as much as the first one.

baby quilt

Michael Miller jelly roll quilt

For the binding I chose Lizzie House's mini pearl bracelets in a perfect apricot color.

I really like the ease of this pattern and would make it again.I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of both of my grand nieces lying on their quilts. I hope they use them for many years.


Quilt Stats:
Name: Pinkie Squared Version 2
Fabrics: Michael Miller Basics Jelly Roll
Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solids Bright White
Backing: Cotton and Steel Double Gauze  Orange Happy Garden from the Trinket line by Melodie Miller
Binding: Lizzie House Mini Pearl Bracelets Apricot
Batting: Warm and White
Quilting: by ME on my Bernina 820, free motion swirls.
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt. White
Quilted with Connecting Threads Essential Thread 40 wt. White
Finished Size: 41" x 49"

This crosses off another project on my first quarter Finish-Along list.

Capitola Quilter

5 comments:

Shauna said...

very pretty, both look awesome!!!

Karen said...

Very pretty. Sweet gifts.

OPQuilt said...

Both of these quilts turned out really cute. I can't believe you were able to get two quilts out of one jelly roll! I am sure babies will be snuggled up well in your beautiful creations.

Patchwork and Play said...

It always amazes me to find how far fabric goes! Two lovely baby quilts from one jelly roll! Great job Di!

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Such a pretty quilt. Thanks for participating in the 2017 FAL on behalf of the global hosts!