Thursday, December 1, 2016

Just a Couple of Things

I'm attending a baby shower for my niece on Saturday so I made her a cute little quilt for her baby girl. I think I'm getting pretty good at making these modern quilts that are WAY out of my comfort zone!  This one was very easy to do - just one big star block and a few flying geese.

I added the baby's name to the back - have never heard this one before! It rhymes with Navy.

Straight line quilting made it pretty fast to do.

I saw this old hooked rug at an antique store today. It was about 30" x 50" with a $40 price tag.

Fun to flip it over and see how bright the colors used to be. Don't see these for sale in Utah very often. I did not bring it home with me!

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13 comments:

audrey said...

Your baby quilt is wonderful! I think the size makes it perfect to experiment with something different.:)

Darlene said...

Your quilt turned out so pretty and yes the modern quilts are very popular now.
I'm surprised you resisted buying that rug; it looks like it's in good shape....but you probably just don't need another rug.

Saundra said...

Mom will be happy with the baby quilt I'm quite sure. The antique rug may have lost a little color but surpringly not that much. THanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Love your baby quilt!! I need to get busy making one too. I think I have one I'll add a border to and say it was for baby:)
What a steal for that rug!

Prims By The Water said...

The quilt is just lovely. What a precious gift. Never heard of that name either. Janice

Janet O. said...

I need to follow your lead in making big block baby quilts. This looks great!
I have a great-niece named Navy, but Havy is a new one on me.

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your little baby quilt and the straight line quilting is just perfect. What a great rug! I wish I would come across a find like that!

Sue SA said...

Great rug, love the design. Impressed you didn't buy it, but guess you have a house full of new rugs already? Awesome idea for a baby quilt, so quick and easy but effective!

Yvonne said...

What a cute quilt you made Gayle! And a great find if you ask me! I think I could not have resist buying it!

Karen said...

Your simple design baby quilt is just the style the younger people like now. It is very pretty and I like how you put the baby's name on the backside.
I never see hooked rugs at the thrift stores. Well, I did see one done in yarn but I think it was mass produced by machine.

Kyle said...

I love your simple modern baby quilt. I'm going to have to remember your wonderful design for future quilts. Hope that's okay. Any tricks about keeping sll those wonderful straight lines straight?

Rugs and Pugs said...

I can't believe that rug didn't come home with you!
Sweet quilt!!! Never heard the name Havy either.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Saimi said...

Havy's baby quilt is so cute, she's a lucky girl!! So I'm wondering why you didn't bring home the little rug. Of course you are so capable of making those who needs to buy one :)
Have a great week Gayle
Saimi