Fall Baby Quilting Finally Finished

The original name for this baby quilt was coined by Sue as Fall.  She laid out the fabrics for this quilt in June 2018 and by November it had fallen off the radar.  In our own defense, a sweet baby girl was due soon and we had other priorities like a Christmas stocking for her, etc.  This was to be hand quilted once it was a quilt top, and that’s when the issues began.

Sue new quilt

Fall Worthy Baby Quilt

I’m not sure why a photo was never taken when this quilt top was finished, but I did find this picture of the backing complete with an annoying thread in the photo.  Why is it I never see those until AFTER I’ve taken the picture?!  I love that the backing fabric is called Blessings.

Fall Leaves Backing

During the summer of 2018, Sue started hand quilting this piece and had many thread issues.  The thread would knot and break, and after suggestions from blogger friends, we tried some thread wax.  In spite of all those remedies, this quilt top was still set aside until May of 2020.  I put it on our second quarter finish-along list and casually mentioned that it was supposed to be finished by the end of June.  I guess that lit a fire . . . <wink>

Fall Leaf Quilting Templates

Sue used a variety of leaf-shaped templates for quilting this quilt top.  We found them by doing a simple Google search which we then sized to our liking.

Randomly placing a leaf template as she moved around the quilt top went quickly once Sue settled on some Coats thread.  This second-quarter goal is one that we are happy to report is complete!

Fall quilting closeup

Fall Baby Quilt Finish

And a finally finish it is . . . with just over two years before we could call it a wrap.  Tacking down the gold-colored binding to match the border by hand was added willingly as it’s so relaxing.

This little beauty doesn’t have a home quite yet.  It might be listed in our Etsy shop . . . or not.  The hot and humid weather warranted an inside photo complete with sunshine and shadows.

Fall finished


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17 Responses

  1. The hand stitching is so beautiful. Isn’t it funny how some projects do just fall off the radar. I’m glad it is a happy finish now.

  2. Wow, glad Sue persevered with the hand quilting; it is gorgeous! I can tell how soft and snuggly it is too.

  3. Roseanne I love the fabrics and colours in this sweet quilt. I can’t believe how wonderful Sue’s hand quilting looks, especially after it gets washed and crinkly. What incredible team work!

  4. Susan says:

    Pretty colors! I love fall!

  5. Cheree Hull says:

    This is so pretty (sucker for fall colors here) and those hand-quilted leaves are a PERFECT touch!

  6. quiltinggail says:

    What a pretty fall quilt! I love the variety of leaves! Congrats to you & Sue for finishing this one … sometimes it’s nice to have a finished quilt waiting for ??? … you never know what you’ll need!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

  7. Barbara Esposito, The Quilted B says:

    OH that crinkly goodness! Beautiful finish for sure (fall is my favorite season and I LOVE fall colors!). It was well worth the wait to see this one done.

  8. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne and Sue, This quilt turned out fabulously! Sue, I sure wish that I had your patience to hand quilt. You do such a beautiful job on your stitching! I am glad that you both share your talents with us and it always inspires me. Thanks for sharing another great quilt finish! Have a magnificent day!

  9. Dawn says:

    A lovely little fall quilt and a wonderful finish! It always is sweet to finish a quilt regardless of the time it took. Hand quilting leaf motifs was a great idea!

  10. karenfae says:

    it looks great! what brand of thread was used that was causing so much trouble? sometimes just cutting a shorter length of thread will work, but there are some I have never used again for hand quilting

  11. Its a wonderful quilt and whoever gets it will be quite lucky! I love the quilting by Sue and the quilt is really just perfect for fall. At the moment, it is raining buckets!

  12. Those are such prety colors for a fall theme, and the backing is perfect, too! Nice finish, Roseanne and Sue!

  13. Vicki in MN says:

    And a finish is always good, but a marinated one is always better for some reason!

  14. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    Pretty! Love the hand quilted leaves! They add such a nice touch!

  15. Especially like the hand quilted leaves…adds alot to the piece!

  16. Yay for the finish, no matter how long it took! Sue did a great job on the quilting. It’s a lovely little fall quilt!

  17. Laura says:

    It is a pretty little fall quilt. I love the hand quilted leaves! 🙂

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