Sunday, September 18, 2011

Taffy Rainbow

 I'm going to try something novel and write a post!  How crazy, right?!  Don't freak out.
 

Believe it or not, I have not fallen off the face of the earth.  I've been doing the school thing and the work thing and I've been doing a little crafting here and there. 


This particular quilt is for my brand new niece.  I called it "Taffy Rainbow" because I made it from a strip kit that was called Taffy.


 Just can't seem to get enough of bargello quilts. 



Here's a snapshot of the back.  I struggled a little with the first thread I picked out... too think.  I think the back up thread worked out just fine.


And this was the first time I had done pieced binding and I love the effect.  It was just the right tough for this quilt, I think.


It felt great to get in some quilting since I've mostly been knitting and crocheting a lot late.  Hopefully I'll get some posts together on some of those other finished pieces.


Oh, and don't look now, but here's that new little star!  Love her!


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16 comments:

Hootnz said...

Gorgeous, and equally gorgeous niece! :)

harleywife57 said...

I agree with Hootnz ! she is a doll baby ! the quilt - BEAUTY !!!

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

I'm freaking out! I'm freaking out!

Just kidding.

However, this is an absolute gorgeous work of art, and instant heirloom. Love it!

Carol said...

Such a pretty quilt! For a pretty little baby!

Debby said...

That sweet baby looks cute in that quilt.

Heidi said...

Love the quilt AND the precious package on top!

Teje said...

Hi! So beautiful quilt! It is so wonderful with those light 'watercolours' and just perfect for a sweet baby! Love your quilting and binding, too!

Melissa said...

Stunning!! Love the colors.

What a sweet babe...

Wendy said...

The quilt is so beautiful! I love the soft colours and the quilting you've done! I'm a bit confused about the Bargello - I don't really know what it means, but know that it applies to needlework too, is it the zig zag design?

Finding Charm said...

Can I be your new niece too? I LOVE this quilt. So pretty and I love rainbows. Congratulations Aunt!

Melissa at HOUSEography said...

Such beautiful work!

Just Jaime said...

Love the colors and hearts!

Tanya said...

What a perfect quilt for such a sweet babe!

Debbie said...

what a great quilt!!

Vicky said...

Oh Cec, we just love this quilt! Miss Lilly snuggles in it all the time. Love!

Vicky said...

Oh Cec, we just love this quilt. Ms. Lilly loves to snuggle in it all the time. Love!!