Sunday, December 27, 2020

Noah's Ark, the Last Finish of 2020

The hand quilting on Noah's Ark crib quilt was completed this week. I washed it to remove the markings before measuring which is 41" by 48". I think it looks really cute. 


This was a lovely panel and quilted very nicely. I would be tempted to buy another one to have on hand but Calico Point has sold out of this panel.

Number 12 Sulky thread was used for the hand quilting. For the backing fabric I used this blue brown cow fabric I bought years ago. Very thin polyester batting was used for the center. I like a thinner batting in a crib quilt because if it is too thick, it's not cuddly and babies need to be cuddled.

I actually finished marking the quilting lines on blue Stars Around the Garden . . . and . . . I put it in the quilting frame yesterday! Pictures next Sunday.

Linking to Patchwork & QuiltsKathy's Slow Sunday Stitching,  Oh Scrap, Show & Tell Monday, Monday Making, Design Wall MondayBOM's Away

32 comments:

Little Quiltsong said...

Both quilts are beautiful! Especially love your Noah quilt - someone will be a very lucky recipient.

Design Originals by KC said...

I love your Noah's ark finish... it is a darling panel you enhanced with borders and hand quilting!! Someone will be very lucky to receive this treasure... excited for next sunday to see your loaded frame with the gorgous applique and patchwork quilt too<3 Happy 2021 Gretchen!!!! Kathi

Ray and Jeanne said...

The Noah quilt is so cute! The clam shells really gave the quilt the the right amount of texture and I love your quilting of the waves. ~Jeanne

Birthe Marie said...

Your quilts are so beautiful! Love the Noah panel! Beautiful with the yellow colours together with the blue colours in the blue star quilt!

Deb A said...

What a lovely finish and I can't wait to see how you will be quilting that new beauty.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Such a cute panel for a baby quilt! Great job on the quilting. It looks wonderful!

Ivani said...

It is really cute and your quilting is absolutly wonderful.
The blue stars aroundd the garden will be a gorgeous quilt.
Happy New Year Gretchen!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! It makes me want to see what panels I might have hiding in the stash!

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

the Noah's ark quilt turned out great! And looking forward to seeing the blue quilt in progress. Happy New Year!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it turned out beautiful - amazing that a panel can turn out so well once the quilting is added.

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on a wonderfully fun finish! And isn't it just the best to start on something new?!?
Can't wait to see how you marked this quilt for quilting!

Pamela Arbour said...

You did a really good job on your finishes. Congratulations.

Juliana said...

Congratulations!! I really enjoyed watching your progress on the Noah's Ark quilting. Someone else mentioned how pretty the quilted clam shells were, and I agree. The blue quilt is just wonderful! I can't wait to see how you quilt it. I'm constantly inspired by the work you share. Thank you. And best wishes for 2021!!

Karrin Hurd said...

Congratulations on your finish, Noah's Ark is lovely, and I love that panel! Blue Stars Around the Garden is gorgeous, I love those colors! Happy stitching, and Happy New Year!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is so cute! Your quilting adds so much personality to the design of the panel. Fun finish!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Very cute little finish. And as always your hand quilting is amazing. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Quilting Gail said...

Congratulations on finishing Noah's ark!!! It looks amazing!
I look forward to watching Blue Stars around the Garden's progress. I'm always encouraged by your quilting!

Jenny said...

You have done a marvelous job with quilting Noah's Ark, congratulations on another wonderful finish.

Kim said...

Yes, babies do need to be cuddled and your sweet Noah's Ark quilt will provide lots of cuddles to a blessed little baby. This quilt is a lovely finish, Gretchen. Love all the quilting especially the rolling waves. I look forward to seeing your exquisite quilting on Blue Stars Around The Garden.

stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com said...

WOW!! Your Noah quilt is so cute and the quilting is just perfect for this project. Congratulations on your finish!

Sarah said...

A lovely finish for the end of the year! Look forward to seeing how youquilt blue stars. Happy new year.

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

What a terrific finish for the end of the year. I like the clamshells you chose to put in the background of your Ark quilt. That is a great panel!

Deb said...

Both quilts are just lovely. Happy New Year.

Frédérique said...

The Ark is wonderful! The quilting is beautiful, and the quilt so cute. I love your Stars Around the Garden too, and I'm looking forward to seeing how you will quilt it.

Bonnie said...

That’s a great panel. Some little one will be enjoying it. Your Blue Stars quilt is gorgeous. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Noah's quilt is so sweet and love the stitching. I know that you are happy to get SAG in the frame! Hugs

grammajudyb said...

Oh Sew Cute! I'm on the lookout for a panel and fabric. Seems that Noah's Ark is popular again, because I'm having a bit of a problem finding fabric. A new grand nephew is expected in Feb and his parents are using a collection of Noah's Ark collectibles from his late grandmother. So sweet and I really want to add to the theme!

K Reeves said...

I love the cow print, it is the perfect backing for the Noah’s Ark. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with your Stars Around the Garden. It is stunning already, so I can only imagine what it will look like finished!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Such a precious little quilt. I love Noah's Ark and the backing is so stinking cute. Happy quilting.

Lynette said...

I knew you would have this finished quickly, once the animals were done. :) And I'm eagerly anticipating all the pretty pictures as Stars Around the Garden is worked on!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Great finish! I can just imagine a sweet little baby being cuddled in it! Stars Around the Garden is stunning. So glad you chose to quilt it next. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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