Country Mouse by Readerowl

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-11-25T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-02-04T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

A new granddaughter is on the way and I have ordered Country Mice in Green (Kokka) for the center of a baby quilt. From stash I pulled several possibles in pink and green for either Speedy Baby 2 or a version of Elephants on Parade.  The toy mouse will have a matching apron or dress from one of the fabrics.
 
Update: Elsbeth Birgit arrived February 1st and the quilt was finished February 4.  After collecting a wonderful assortment of pink and green prints for a blocky scrappy border, I decided on a quieter border of pink with white dots and gray.  Border is adapted from 101 Full-Size Quilt Blocks and Borders, backing is green eyelet from Flea Market Fancy.  Quilting is a herringbone design inspired by images pinned from sewkatiedid and filminthefridge.  It has been overcast for weeks and looks like more cloudy days to come, so I took photos anyway.  Elsie's auntie found the perfect outfit to go with the quilt.

Pictures

baby test
Finished Quilt
Quilt corner
Quilt back
Spring outfit
Early plans

Loves

Comments

Mymble

Oh dear- I'm afraid this is going to just break the "Cuteness Meter"- absolutely adorable- can't wait to see it all done up:)

True

First and foremost congratulations!! And what a sweetheart of a quilt...love it and love the outfit as well. How did you do quilting?

Readerowl

True Thanks! I used my walking foot and stitched variable spaced vertical lines from the back using the lines on the eyelet print, then sewed the up&down herringbone lines from the front. I kept my inspiration pictures handy and crossed my fingers. I was tempted to stop the herringbone pattern at the edge of the country mouse print and do something different in the white inner border, but decided I didn't have the time.

True

Readerowl thanks!!

Janquilter

Darling quilt! And congrats, grandma.

Terryt1955

LOVE the quilting on this!! This is a wonderful quilt and the outfit to match is perfect! Congrats on getting it finished just in time not to mention becoming grandmother again.

Amanda

So cute... I love those little Country Mice so much.

Nexxus831

Very beautiful I bet your granddaughter will just love it forever

Readerowl

thanks all! Can't wait to add to picture of Elsie sleeping, wrapped in or playing on the quilt!

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