17 Apr 2013

Peppermint Dreams

Finished the baby quilt just now!  Calling it Peppermint Dreams....

I made it using blocks I had leftover from making the Sew Retro, Baby! quilt.
I had to make a couple extras to make a decent size for the center of the quilt.
And then added some borders.  This was the first time I ever made the piano keys!  Fun!  Love it....


I also used a different binding method.  I was going to sew it to the back and then turn to the front and machine stitch in place, leaving a stitch line on the back.... But was half way around when I realized I was sewing it to the front.  I then sewed in the ditch along the binding to catch the binding edge on the back of the quilt.  I did not pin except when I got to the corner, but I did press the binding to turn it to the back, first.

Not that happy with the corners....


But am happy with the finish - none the less!

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday

28 comments:

Marelize Ries said...

Oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it!

wombatquilts.com said...

I love this quilt and I am in awe of anyone brave enough to tackle circles. Nice work.

Kelly Vetch said...

So beautiful!

sophie said...

I love your arrangement of the drunkard's path blocks and the fabrics you chose. It definitely looks like peppermint candies ;-)

Mallorie Anderson said...

Love it! Really like how you made the border curve :)

Esther said...

Really gorgeous!
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Mindful quilter said...

Beautiful quilt, I use that method of binding too, I think your corners are very neat

Samantha said...

I love your quilt! :D

Heather P said...

I love this quilt! Very fresh and appealing.

Michelle said...

That is so pretty! I love the way the circles overlap and create the applecore shapes. It looks so simple at first and then there's just so much more detail to look at.

knitnkwilt said...

I am in awe of your circles. And the quilt design is quite effective. The piano key with curve corners is perfect. Green for the binding was a nice touch.

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

I think it looks great! You should be happy with all of it :)

P. said...

That is so sweet! Completely awesome.

Kathy S. said...

This quilt is adorable. I especially love the fabric with the green in it in the quilt. Very nice touch! Congrats on your finish.

Cindy said...

Love the design! Pink, white, and green is one of my favorite combinations. I sometimes have issues with the corners when I'm binding a quilt by machine but I too am always happy just to get it done!

Foster said...

Darling quilt with a darling name.

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

What a fun quilt! I use a small bulldog clip on each corner and press them really well. I always use is method of machine binding and have found that I get better the more I do it :) much quicker than hand sewing down the binding and means less ufos for me :)

LynCC said...

Oooh - I love this baby quilt! Perfect name for it, too. The curved corners with the piano keys for the inner border are really marvelous.

Renee said...

Beautiful quilt! The binding is so cute!

Glinda ♥ said...

Hi Lorna, what's not to love? It's beautiful and PINK!!

Vicki in MN said...

It's so cute, love that binding with it!

factotum-of-arts.com said...

Very cute circles. An amazing finish. I have a good friend whose favorite colors are pink and green - this reminded me of her :-)

Kris said...

That is so cute. I love the combo of the shell blocks and the apple core look.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Lovely quilt - what a fab design!

Sewing Mom said...

It's beautiful! Great finish.

Sandy said...

I love this quilt! It's really darling for a baby quilt.

Kate G said...

The name for this quilt is perfect! Your knack for curves always impresses me.

Jennifer @ Quilts by Jen said...

Love love love! I always end up hand stitching my bindings with a blind hem stitch. The machine stitches look great on yours, maybe I'll have to consider that one of these days. Thanks for the share and congratulations on the feature at Richard and Tanya Quilts!