Friday, June 11, 2010

Sew-n-tell Friday! Baby Blocks

Hey everyone! So for this sew-n-tell I am going to show you some baby blocks that I made for my friends Miranda and JJ who recently had a baby boy named Cyrus! He is the cutest thing and I can't wait to have time to deliver the blocks personally and see him again! Here are the blocks.

On the back I embroydered a little saying that she had up on her facebook it reads: We Love you to the moon and back" i thought it was cute so i put it on the back of the blocks. They came out a little larger then i thought but that is okay they are very squishy and fin and i hope he will love them. I used fabric from the blanket i made for him before he was born and i added some owl print to it becasue they want the theme of his room to be owls. So she has already seen the pictures and she loves them i just need to get them over to her.

Also i got my quilt backing done from the last sew-n-tell and although many of you said to machine quilt i really want to hand quilt it. I finally picked out some teal thread that matches the teal in the backing fabric and the binding fabric and i think im going to quilt around the outside of each block on the sashing. Im really heasitating starting becasue i just really dont know what to do like where to stich. Its my first quilt so any help and ideas is very welcome!

Here are the pictures i put on my last post about it

a close up of the backing fabrics

Well I hope you like it!
Check out all the other finishes over at Amy's Blog!

Peace & Love  J-me


Vicki said...

Cute blocks! You quilt will be beautiful. I have no experience with hand quilting so can't give any advice, but I'll wish you luck:)

leslie said...

those blocks are so cute...what a sweet idea to embroider a message on them.

Beth said...

your blocks are so cute and so personal. Great job!! I bet that embroidery took a while!

Michelle said...

Very cute blocks. I'm sure mom and Cyrus will enjoy them.

What a gorgeous quilt! So vibrant! How large are your blocks? Are you planning to do any other quilting besides outlining the blocks? You may want to look at your batting package and see how close together it recommends you sew. Ought to help in further planning.

I enjoy hand-quilting. It is slow compared to machine quilting, but I feel I have more control and really like the look, so I always do some of my quilts with hand-quilting.

Carla said...

Those blocks are just adorable! He is going to have fun with them... of course when he gets a bit older :)

You can start by stitching in the ditch. This way you can secure your sandwich and then move onto a design on the middle of the blocks. Have fun!

Jennifer said...

The blocks are super cute! And for the quilt - I started my first quilt not long ago - and I haven't prepared a backing at all. It makes me nervous. The front turned out so nice I am worried about continuing and messing it up lol! I want to hand quilt mine as well, so any tips you develop during your first time, do share! Good luck!

Dayna said...

Great projects! What a nice baby gift -- especially with the added touch of the embroidered quote!