Friday, March 5, 2021

More little quilts for little people



Baby and toddler quilts are just the most fun to make, aren't they? Here are three more that I finished recently. These penguins on parade were made with orphan blocks that I won as part of another blogger's give away. I'm sorry to say I can't find her contact info, alas. So let's just concentrate on how stinkin' cute those blocks are! I added scrappy blue and yellow strips and bits to fill in the background.


Here's a close-up of one of the dapper little guys and a peek at the back of the quilt. This one will probably go to Little Lambs as part of the Hands2Help challenge.


The next two quilts have both been sent off to Quilts Beyond Borders. This one is made from charm squares and a little orange background fabric. That same orange is the binding, too. The bright fabrics feature butterflies and various smiling bugs, giraffes, and peapods. Yes, peapods.


The back uses up some older yellow and green fabrics. I include the backings, even rather uninteresting ones, to help me remember what they look like. Sometimes the charities will share photos of children with their quilts, and all that shows is the backing, so it's helpful to document them.


The third quilt started with some HSTs that were given to me by Jan, The Colorful Fabriholic. The pretty browns and golds reminded me of a Laurel Burch horse panel I had tucked away.


I've loved Laurel's works for years, wearing her jewelry designs back in the 80's. I had no idea she also designed fabric until I became a quilter! I've been hoarding this panel for a while, and needed a little nudge to use it up. Many thanks to Jan for providing the blocks that inspired this little piece.


This fabric covered with horses is perfect for the back, don't you think? I scored a large lot of it that had been sewn into curtains. After unpicking a few seams and trimming off some faded areas, I ended up with several nice chunks. I hope a horse loving child enjoys this quilt!

12 comments:

Fiona said...

more lovely quilts... you were busy sewing during your blogging break...
Hugz

Pamela Arbour said...

It looks like you have been a busy little beaver! You don't usually post as often as you have lately. Love everything. I think it is so neat when you come across something in your stash that goes with someone else's beginnings. I know you have limited stash. Did you make room for more?

djquilting said...

Love them all but those penguins are so cute. I need to get busy with my H2H quilt.

The Joyful Quilter said...

You do such a nice job with the pieces and parts that you receive from others, Louise. Congrats on three wonderful quilt finishes!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Amazing! Those penguins are indeed too stinkin' cute! I'm a Laurel Burch fan too and I love what you did with the panel. I'm glad my leftover triangles were useful for you - they're certainly better off in a quilt to be used and loved than in the bottom of my parts drawer.

piecefulwendy said...

Those penguins are cute! Nice work on your quilts, I'm sure they will bring comfort to the recipients!

Debbie said...

As always you amaze me how you put magic into each of these quilts. So many ideas to enjoy.

Vicki in MN said...

So wonderful of you to provide a quilty hug for several people!

MissPat said...

I had several pairs of Laurel Burch earrings and was sad when I could no longer find them for sale. I also lost one earring from one set and I've never managed to toss the single one left. Time to narrow down my plans for H2H. I wound up skipping last year due to Covid depression stealing my mojo.
Pat

Mary said...

I just discovered your blog, and am so impressed with all your charity work. At 71 years of age, I have only 2 more family members that need quilts from me, and I want to find charities I can send some of my stash quilts to. Thank you for guiding me in the right direction. Your work is delightful! I’m off to do more reading and sewing. Thanks so much for sharing.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Is it okay if I just say--YAY!!!

Lynn said...

Louise your creativity is always a pleasure and delight. Isn't it amazing how a piece in our stash just works at the right time - sometimes years after we first acquired it. Beautiful generous work.