Noah’s Ark

A friend of mine from my knitting group, Darlene, is in the throes of moving. They recently sold their house and bought a different one. It’s only across town, but still . . . moving is a major event.

Last night, we were teasing her about moving closer to the nursing home.

In the midst of all that hubbub, she was trying to finish up a baby quilt for a new baby in their family in time for the party in early May.

She embroidered this Noah’s Ark panel, and it is adorable.

She had intended to hand quilt it, but with all that’s going on, she changed her mind and brought it to me at knitting meeting one evening and asked me if I would just machine quilt it for her.

I put some clouds in the sky,

and mimicked the swirls in the water around the boat.

I outlined all the animals, Noah, and the boat.

I went around the edge scallops on both sides, and then just did straight lines out toward the edges. Here’s the back:

I think it turned out really cute, and Darlene is so relieved to have it done. When I talked to her Wednesday, she was picking out paint colors for the new house . . . as of last night at knitting meeting, she still had not made any final decisions. It’s a good thing the painter doesn’t come for a few days yet!

But at least her quilt is finished . . .

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Published in: on April 20, 2012 at 8:59 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. That is a darling quilt! So sweet for a new baby and I love the quilting patterns you added in the different areas. Those swirls are great in the water.

  2. You did a phenomenal job!

  3. Terrific, personalized quilting. It really makes the quilt something special.

  4. It is so cute! You did a gret job! I need to have some time to get the backing made for Lincoln’s Watch and get it sent out to you!


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