The collection, called Tree Frogs, by Kanvas is really fun. One print has a variety of sweet and fun tree frogs in different colors. I fussy cut the frogs to star in the center of each block, and used additional fussy cuts to feature different frogs in the cornerstones. Two prints featured X and flower shapes on either black or white. Another was a graphic black on white, and the remaining prints were graphic designs in yellow, green and orange. I picked the red for sashing, which would pick up the red in the frogs and flower prints, and hopefully be suitable for either a boy or a girl. It's bright and fun.
and I saw the Line of Swirls pattern, and thought they could maybe pass for lily pads. So, I used a great variegated Aurifil thread, 3817, in 50wt Mako Cotton for the top, and used 2250, the perfect red, in the bobbin. Have I mentioned I love Aurifil? No issues with the quilting. Warm & White cotton batting was used, too.
I need to get another photo in daylight, but here are the pictures for now.
The back was a bit smoother before I washed it, but I love the soft minkee, and how the swirls look.
Note this!! I didn't prewash the polyester minkee. I DID test the red Legacy solid from JoAnn, and didn't think it would bleed, but I think it did. I added 3 Shout Color Catcher sheets to the wash. For some reason, the top had lots of lint on it. I wanted to make it look better, so washed the quilt, and I'm glad I did. These are the color catchers after washing.
I'm so glad that I know the quilt should probably not run again, but I'll tell Teri tomorrow. I put a label on the back, but need to fill out the baby's name after he or she comes, hopefully in early March.
And I won't be buying Legacy solids from JoAnn's again. I'm going to stick with Kona or Bella from Moda.
Adding a new picture taken Sunday, before the shower, in daylight.
Next up, hearts.
A beautiful and colorful quilt for a little boy or girl. I'm sure it will be loved. Sorry about the running, never fun! Have a great day!
The quilting looks great. It came out really nice and I hope Terri (and her mom) really like it and appreciate all the hard work you put into it. I am glad you washed it with the color catchers.
Adorable baby quilt!!! Sorry about the colors running...but thanks for the heads up on those fabrics. I usually stick with Kona too.
Love the frog fabric...who makes it and who is the designer? I am always on the lookout for frog fabrics for my pillows!
Great job, ME, the back looks so soft and comfy! Thank goodness for color catchers!
Beautiful quilt and I have started using the color catchers all the time too. Love your 15-91......I have 3 of them and use them for piecing and quilting all the time!
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