Monday, June 1, 2015

As a winter project, I took this pattern

and embroidered nine blocks for a baby quilt.  Since there wasn't much chance to use a lot of different thread colors, the blocks seemed a little drab to me.  So I let them sit while I thought about how to set them together into a top.  Last week I decided to border each block with 1 1/2 inch strips of pastel colored fabrics and this is the result:

The colored strips brought out the colors of the embroidery floss so it doesn't look drab anymore.  Here are some of the individual blocks:


I was a Saturday's child.  Do you know what day of the week you were born on?
Charlotte





21 comments:

  1. Charlotte: Those are adorable, and I love the idea of the
    border. You creative beautiful things! :)

    I'm not sure which day I was born on; I do remember that my daughter was born
    on Weds. :)

    xoxo

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  2. A wonderful winter project...beautiful embroidery. I am a Friday child...googled to find out. I love that block, and all of the others too!

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  3. This is a wonderful quilt, Charlotte! So cute. I was born on a Thursday, I think. The pastel cloth strips really set off the embroidery nicely.

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  4. Your quilt is just precious! Love the way you framed the little embroidery squares, really made them 'pop.'

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  5. The little quilt is lovely. The borders definitely bring out the colors. I'm a Thursday's child and still have far to go!

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  6. I'm the middle of the week Child of Woe baby.

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  7. This turned out really sweet.

    I just did a google search to see what day of the week I was born and it was a Sunday. I was a month premature.

    Have a nice week ~ FlowerLady

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  8. I so appreciate your artistic gift, Charlotte. It's absolutely beautiful. I'm a Sunday child!

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  9. this is so beautiful. You are a very talented lady. I'm a Monday child . Hugs, xo

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  10. You made the right choices in color combos, Very cheerful and charming. You truly are gifted.
    I'm a Tuesday Child. :)

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  11. I'm a Thursday's child and I have far to go.
    Very sweet project!

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  12. I was born on a Tuesday but I don't know anyone who would say I was graceful. Really nice job on that quilt. Love that embroidery pattern.

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  13. That top turned out wondefully! The fabrics you chose really set off your beautiful embroidery. I am a Tuesday child, I am thankful for God's grace!

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  14. Your work is lovely! What a great idea choosing many colors to frame your blocks! So cheery and fun. I'm a Fridays child, loving and giving (most of the time!)

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  15. How lovely! Beautiful stitching and patchwork! PS: I was a Tuesday child :-), I guess I'm full of grace ;-D !

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  16. How beautiful! You did a lovely job! I was a Wednesday's child........but I have never been full of woe! LOL

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  17. I just love it! So very pretty! I am a Wednesday' s child........not full of woe....though

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  18. Hi! Your baby quilt turned out so cute!!! Nice idea. Nancy

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  19. This is a lovely quilt. The idea of the strips was wonderful.
    And I am a Friday child.

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  20. I am a Wednesday's child, hopefully not full of woe. Have a blessed day!

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