baby quilt in process

My friend Terry and I are at it again! We’ve collaborated many times over the years and our recent projects include the Woods Hole Village Quilt, nursery rhyme cookies and a wonderful wedding cake. Now we’re making a baby quilt for a friend who’s due to have her baby boy any day. Terry pieced and sewed together a trapezoidal grid of bright cotton fabric and I embroidered designs that had a connection to the baby’s parents. There’s their red truck towing their boat and their chickens and honey bees, along with other fun images that a baby can identify. The chain-stitched objects are from 1 to 2 inches in size. For the past month, I’ve been posting a new embroidery from this quilt every day on my Facebook page. Most of the quilt was embroidered in airport waiting rooms and aboard airplanes during our recent trip to California. When Terry puts the layers together, we’ll figure out how we’re going to quilt it. I’ll show the completed project when we’re finished. I hope that we get it done before he goes to college!

Update: See the finished quilt here.

15 thoughts on “baby quilt in process

  1. What a lucky recipient!! It must be so much fun to make a quilt with a friend. It is such a charming keepsake for that new baby. Love your work!

  2. What a beautiful gift, Salley. I know what you mean about the years…I have a cross stitch afghan with duck scenes that took me 20 years to complete, no kidding! Carol

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