Sunday, August 29, 2010

Quilt 171 - From Scraps to 12 with Oodles of Doodles for Emily



36" X 48"

Miss Emily was kind enough to pose for pictures with her quilt from Grandma on a 100 degree day. The airconditioner and fans were blowing and she loves the colors of the fabric in this quilt. In May when I went to Quilt Market in Minneapolis I took a School House Class from my friend, Ricky Tims. He showed his new line of fabric from Red Rooster called "Oodles of Doodles". It will be in quilts shops this September/October. When the samples of this line were shown in pink, I knew this would be the fabric I used for my new granddaughter who was due in June. I used my pattern "From Scraps to 12" to make this quilt. I quilted the fabric designs and in the green block by Emily I quilted "Grandpa and Grandma Whitney love Emily". A pediatric nurse once said baby quilts should have rounded corners since infants can't move the corner if it pokes them in the eye. That idea makes sense to me, so Emily's quilt has rounded corners. I used Hobbs Wool Batting in this quilt and it drapes very nicely and can be washed. The quilt is really cute but it doesn't compare to the precious baby who has joined our family. We love you Emily. Posted by Grandma.