Feb 7, 2011

Easy Baby Quilt, completed







So, I finally decided to free-motion quilt this quilt. And look at the nice hunk (a technical quilting term) of green flannel print that I rounded up from my stash to use for the backing. I recommend this easy quilt layout (see previous post for the recipe) for any kind of quilt, it could be using a color scheme (forgive me for using the term "color scheme") on this blog! Anyhow, the quilt could have all the same color plain squares alternating with a traditional quilt pattern such as nine patch, four patch, bow tie, or whatever. Even some applique could be thrown (Roz, how could you--applique is never thrown!) in. While it doesn't show up very well in the photo, I sewed on a yellow binding. So it's all ready for the next baby who comes along--there's always a baby! Although there seems to be a lot of baby girls in the family. I knitted a blue baby layette set a couple of years ago and no takers.
Speaking of knitting, I made some socks for myself for a change (I'm usually giving them away). I wear heavy socks to bed on cold nights. I found this pattern a long time ago, it's for a different type of heel called a peasant heel or afterthought heel. You knit the sock and you place some stitches on a spare bit of yarn, and after you do the toe, you go back, take out the bit of yarn and knit a heel with a method that is just about the same as the toe. So very easy.

5 comments:

Magpie Sue said...

I've never heard of that kind of a heel on a sock. I don't knit, but most of the rest of the women in my family do/did. Makes me wonder whether they know of this technique...

Great little baby quilt, and wonderful wall hanging in the previous post! Has anyone else tackled Hebrew with free pieced letters?

paula, the quilter said...

I've tried that heel and it is easy. I can't wear it because I have such a narrow heel.

Nancy said...

Great socks - I've heard of the after-thought heel, but I've never tried it.

The baby quilt is great with all of its bright colors. Nice Job.

jovaliquilts said...

A "nice hunk" -- that's my kind of technical term! :)
Congrats on finishing up the quilt and also socks for you. Handknit socks are the best.

VivJM said...

What a sweet baby quilt. Love the green!