Wednesday, July 9

Little Alien

**A note to begin with:  I'm now taking customer quilts--see the notice on the sidebar for opening specials!**

So, I have my tension problems fixed (crossing fingers here), and I got started with a quilt for my dear friend Michelle.

Her oldest daughter is having a baby (like, this week maybe!), and she sewed up the most adorable baby boy quilt I've ever seen!


Isn't it that just the most darling thing, ever?  She appliqued all the planets and words and monster on the pieced background.  My kids couldn't stop drooling over it, and my little boy kept trying to steal it!


I quilted a different pattern in each different fabric.  I think the quilting turned out really nice!  I especially love the swirls in the blue, and the design in the yellow polka dot above.


I used a 40 wt polyester thread that is so soft.  It left the quilt just as soft as it was before it was quilted.


I did pebbling in all the other polka-dot fabrics.


I love the swirls!


She chose minky for the back.  I love looking at the back!  It's so fun to look at, and shows the quilting a little better.




My daughter Ari helped me to photograph it.  Don't you love her snow boots in the middle of summer?


Michelle bound it and sent me a couple of pictures so I could show it all finished.  I think the green finishes it off perfectly!



She surprised her daughter with it at her baby shower!


What a cute mommy!  We're so excited for her to have her baby!!

Thanks for letting me quilt this for you Michelle!  It was so much fun!




9 comments:

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

This is fantastic! The colors and design are so bright and happy. I like how you quilted each fabric differently. I am visiting fro Let's Bee Social!

Annalee Taylor said...

I didn't know you are a quilter!!! I have a few I need done- so excited that you do it!!! I'll be in contact!

angie said...

I had no idea you quilted too! Prepare yourself....I make LOTS of quilts! I can't wait to use you!

Georgi said...

So cute!! and I love your quilting :)

Sandy said...

That is JUST darling!!! Congrats on the soon to appear grand baby!

Lorna McMahon said...

What an adorable quilt! Love that saying and the fun alien and planet appliques! You did an amazing job of the quilting. Perfect way to highlight all pieces!

Rachaeldaisy said...

That is the cutest baby quilt!!! It was such a great idea to do different quilting in the different areas.

Lara B. said...

Diane, that is the cutest space quilt I've ever seen - i love that you used Minky Dot for the monster's body. That is going to be a favorite blanket for sure!

Lara B. said...

Diane, your friend Michelle's quilt is the cutest! I love that she made the space monster with Minky dot - this is going to be a favorite for sure! Minky is not the easiest thing to quilt and despite that, you did a marvelous job!