|Leo Baby Quilt made by Paige Alexander on the clothesline|
|Pieced quilt top from Leo Baby Quilt Pattern by Liz Harvatine|
The picture of the pieced quilt top was taken on May 22nd and the completed quilt on June 3rd, so this came together rather rather quickly. For the quilting I did an all over loopy meander.
|Loopy meander quilting detail on Leo Baby Quilt|
|Closer shot of the 5 batiks used in the stripes running the length of the quilt|
They lived over 600 miles away in Mississippi so I gave it to her when I was going to visit my grandmama. I remember hand sewing down the bias binding while on the plane.
For the label, I again used a tip from Liz where you create your label content in Word and simply trace over the document using a Micron pen and a lightbox or a window. The label for the quilt was made from one of the fabrics used for the stripes and fashioned like hers in this post.
Exactly what is the child of a first cousin called?...first cousin one removed. I remembered looking that up to be sure.
|Label for Leo Baby Quilt|
The backing was pieced with two of the fabrics from the top and two other coordinating fabrics.
|Backing of Leo Baby Quilt|
Not only does this bring back memories of making the quilt, but when I took the photos, I was standing in the carport of my grandmama's house where she had a clothesline strung between two decorative iron posts. It was summer and everything was so green. Here are a few other pictures from her yard and garden I took during the same visit.
|Grandmama Hazel's front yard with iris, hydrangea, rose, gardenia, and fern|
|Bird house and garlic blooming near the fig tree|
|Grandmama Hazel's vegetable garden|
I need to remember the Leo Baby Quilt pattern again when a baby quilt is needed for a gift. It came together rather quickly and was fun to make.
|Leo Baby Quilt made by Paige Alexander|
Jenn has a new link-up, the Year of the Stash 2016, if your New Year's resolutions include a fabric diet like I should be following.