January 16, 2015

Noah's Ark Baby Quilt

It has been two years in the making, but I finally finished the Noah's Ark quilt for my grandson Nicholas. I am doing the happy dance today! Best of all, I will get to see him holding it as they are on their way to visit us from California. Yes! You have been very patient with me as I slowly embroidered each block...
The blocks were pre-stamped for embroidery, made by JDNA in St. Louis, USA. The pattern name is Noah's Ark. I had to wash the quilt as soon as it was completed to ensure all the pattern marks would come out as the package promised, and they did. Relief!
In order to reinforce the block and hide thread transition from place to place, I basted a piece of muslim to each block.
I embroidered additional details to each block using DMC floss of many colors.With every stitch I dreamed of my grandson - there is so much love embedded in this quilt!
I found fun fabrics by Henry Glass (Two by Two and In the beginning collections) for the sashing and the backing. I think my daughter-in-law will like this quilt as teal is her favorite color.
I used my favorite thread - [white] Aurifil (50wt) - for quilting this project, stitching crisscrossing lines all around. Super happy I finished it before their arrival. Nice way to start the New Year, huh?

Now I am headed to the linky parties at Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict to check out other bloggers' finishes...

Have a fun weekend!



6 comments:

  1. I like your decision on a tile design quilting. It doesn't take away from your beautiful embroidery work. What a great heirloom. congrats on a beautiful finish.

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  2. Congratulations on this adorable finish. I'm sure he will treasure it :)

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  3. Oh wow! Super cute. The backing was perfect!

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  4. Super adorable! A new family heirloom.

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  5. what a cherished quilt this will be! I so love embroidery!

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