Saturday, May 30, 2015

Little Leap Frog baby quilt


2016: quilt donated to a fundraiser for local baby Henry McRae and his family - aiming to support them while Henry is a patient in Starship in Auckland.


I love the colours of this, so crisp and fresh!


Made from the Little Leap Frog pattern by Janeen Getz for Projects12.com, using fat quarters from Spotlight and a plain white solid, with a dotty black and white binding (for which I sewed on by machine, to try out Red Pepper Quilts' binding tutorial, which also takes reference from Crazy Mom Quilts' binding tutorial - very useful and easy to to if you want a quick way to get the binding on!)



The back has a green paisley and a black print - can you tell I made the backing as a super-sized version of the leap frog block from the front?

I quilted concentric squares in the leap frog blocks and a variety of free motion patterns in the print blocks - stippling, large pebbles, zigzags and random boxes, depending on the pattern of the print, using a variety of black, green, blue or white thread. 
It's a bit gloomy today, so the colours aren't as bright as in true life - you can see them better in other photos below from when it was being 'built'.  


This is my fourth finish from my to-do list for Adrianne's Finish Along for the second quarter of the year! Not too bad!! Am going to take advantage of the long weekend to get started on the fifth - a Christmas quilt.

And a big hello to any quilting visitors from Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday or Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday!


26 comments:

  1. Oooh, pretty! I love those bright colors! The backing is awesome, too.

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    1. Thanks Mari! Nice to have you stop by!

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  2. Love everything about this one, the fabric the pattern, the quilting! wtg

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    1. Cheers Kris! It was fun and quick!

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  3. Great finish of a cheerful wee quilt.

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    1. Thanks for having a look Leeanne - I was pleased with how it all came together.

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  4. That is so fresh and lovely. I have been to the site and got the pattern. Thanks so much for sharing . I love it ! Well done you!

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    1. Thanks Ali! Don't you love it when your fabric choices and a pattern come together so well?!

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  5. Beautiful! Love the variety of quilting in the blocks!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! I was just keeping myself entertained really!

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  6. Beautiful finish, Jen, and I really like your variety of quilting. While pebbling is fun, I wouldn't want to do a whole quilt with it. Nice job highlighting individual blocks.

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

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    1. Thanks Julie! I know what you mean about pebbling, it is definitely just for small areas. It was nice to do the different designs after having done all those squares!

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  7. Beautiful work! Such a happy quilt.

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  8. A lovely finish... such a bright & cheerful quilt! I like all the variety of quilting too.

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    1. Thanks Linda! I've kept to straight lines on the Xmas quilt I've made this weekend, but have quilted words in the border as something new to try - watch this space!

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  9. Love this color combo! Great finish definitely a happy quilt!

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    1. Cheers Beth! Wait until you see the Christmas quilt I have made this weekend! It has happy colours too!

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  10. Cute!!!
    It is a nice quilt you made!

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  11. Love the colours in your quilt and the quilting is wonderful!
    *Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.*

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    1. Thanks Kirsten! It was fun to make!

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  12. It's lovely - I love the crisp white and green against the dark fence. What a great quilt.

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    1. Thanks Wendy - I was just yesterday admiring it again in the pile of finished quilts in the spare room!

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  13. I also like these colors. And yes, I could tell that the backing was a super-sized block from the front. Great idea!

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