Saturday, September 6, 2014

THE ANGEL BABY QUILT

This quilt has been on my mind for several years and finally got around to getting it on the drawing board with two great, granddaughters on the way. For some reason two sets of wings [I just kept drawing] came into being and are included in the pattern. The pattern is available in My Pattern Store on Craftsy.com 
@ http://www.craftsy.com/user/pattern/store/43851

"Angel Baby" would be a great background for a photograph session. 

Here is great, granddaughter, Kenzley in her first photo shoot for me on the quilt. She does look like a little angel, doesn't she? 






 Here she is on the second set of wings that have been quilted but haven't been appliqued onto a background. The dark blue was used for contrast.



 The quilt

A little closer look at both sets of wings:



Clouds were quilted into the sky-that seemed like the thing to do and just lightly quilted a feeling of motion for the rest except for a couple of a hint of birds which were just a  curvy "V"-keeping it simple. 


And a look at the back, I love to look at the back of quilts.


Here is my video tutorial for "Angel Baby":


I chose flannel backed satin to make the quilt because it is rich looking, quilts nicely and is easier to work with than other satins. It is a little more economical, also, because it comes in 58" width.  My favorite pajamas are made with the flannel backed satin. It is soft, warm and washes up great but check the label on the bolt.  

The wings were appliqued on the diagonal [corner to corner] for something different. It is about 45" square but with the wider fabric could have been larger without piecing. 

The whole quilt is fairly inexpensive since it only takes 1 1/2 yards of sky blue for the background, 1 yard of white for a set of wings, 7-8 yards for binding. I used my favorite marking pen-the Mark B Gone that disappears with a damp cloth but you can use any marking pen or pencil you choose. 

"Angel Baby" is a fairly quick and easy project to do since the most intense work is the quilting that can be done by machine or hand.   

To order the pattern that includes both sets of wings and complete instructions, go to My Pattern Store on Craftsy.com @ http://www.craftsy.com/user/pattern/store/43851. 

Check out my other patterns in My Pattern Store and while you are there take a look at all that Craftsy.com has to offer-you'll find online classes by top notch instructors for sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, beadwork and just about any craft you would like to learn or finesse. 

Thank you for stopping by and God bless you
Carolyn Wainscott
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