Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dresden Baby Quilt--Finished

I finished up this little quilt last week.  I had such debates on how to complete it, but finally decided to go with another row of solid borders. The finished size is about 42" square.




The backing is a corduroy minkie.  I love how soft it is, but I really hated working with it.  It felt sticky as I quilted, and I had a hard time moving the quilt smoothly.  I'm still finding minkie fuzz around my house.  I also had some issues with little tufts of the minkie being brought to the top of the quilt in the quilting threads.  I'm not sure I'll try it again, but I do love the results.  It's perfectly soft for a baby quilt.

The fabric is Sanctuary in the Warm Palette by Patty Young.  The binding is Zen Garden in brown from this line.

It now lives with it's new owner--a beautiful new baby girl.   She and her family are moving to Italy soon, and I'm quite sad about that.  Her mom is one of my favorite quilting buddies.

26 comments:

  1. So beautiful! I love it, and I love the colors!

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  2. I really love this little quilt! The solid boarders are smashing.

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  3. Oh, this is so awesome! I'm sure the minky was worth your troubles.

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  4. Oh I agree. . I've done minky once and I'm not doing it again. .unless someone shows me how to work with it without all the troubles.

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  5. this turned out beautifully!! I love it! And I am sure your friend will treasure it too.

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  6. So beautiful. Love the corner pieces you did in the outer border. Great work!

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  7. Cute quilt! This is a dresdan plate quilt I may be able to finish.

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  8. Hi Kati!

    I'm sorry that you had trouble with the corduroy minkie. It turned out great :)

    I'm making a baby quilt, and I would like to use soft material for a backing. I'm pretty new to quilting. Do you have an suggestions for something that is easy to use yet still soft?

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  9. Beautiful baby quilt. Love the fussy cut center on the dresden.

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  10. Just lovely!!!!! What a stunner and a very lucky baby girl!

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  11. What a nice baby quilt. Great size. Great medallion center with cool borders too. I've enjoyed quilting with minkee b/c it makes the quilt so soft!

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  12. How pretty! I've never used minky before on a quilt, but I've been curious to try it.

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  13. Beautiful! The green border around the center plate just sets it off! What a lucky baby and mom to receive this quilt.

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  14. I love the solid borders! That green is the perfect unexpected pop! I've always been a little scared to use Minky... thanks for your perspective.

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  15. This is fantastic! I love it! SO beautiful! I'm sure they will LOVE it and I'm so sorry your friend is moving away. :( I tried to tell Hans the other night that I wanted my next hobby to be quilting. He doens'tthink we have the room as he won't donate one of our walls to hanging the quilt in our 450 square foot condo. :( Hmm... Maybe I could start with pillows. :)

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  16. What a lovely, snuggly blankie! Jxo

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  17. Fabulous quilt Kati - happy you are still finding time to quilt after all that charm cutting.

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  18. It is a gorgeous quilt and I'm sure it will be very treasured!

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  19. So nice and snugly! I want to give the minkey a try, too. But I really hate fuzz in my machine and I think this would make a lot of fuzz!

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  20. Very cool! I love how this turned out!!

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  21. Beautiful quilt, and love the fabric centre for the Dresden, it's very effective

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  22. such a lovely baby quilt.very nice.

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  23. I LOVE this quilt!!!! So beautiful! You are very talented!

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