August UFO Finished Batik Baby Quilt

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Baby quilt on a benchEarly this month I shared a UFO that I had and hoped to get quilted this month. I’m tickled to say it is DONE!

Baby quilt on a bench

The backing is a pretty pink fabric, it look brighter than in the picture. I originally had a peach fabric picked but found out that the baby will be a girl so……pink is perfect.Baby quilt on a bench

I used scraps of batiks from past Island Batik projects and a cotton print for the background. Many times I like to mix batiks and regular quilt fabrics.
Baby batik quilt in a tree

I have a tutorial for this same block in a bigger size on my blog.Twirling Windmills by the Sea Shore Quilt Tutorial

I linked up my August UFO with Red Letter Quilts which gave me that extra little push to get it finished.


Linking up with Red Letter Quilts – be sure and see who else finished their UFO projects!

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We have seen a few riverboats lately. This beautiful boat is the Queen of the Mississippi. Queen of the Mississippi

It would be so much fun to take a trip on a big boat like this. There was a storm coming the day this riverboat went by.

Queen of the Mississippi Riverboat on Mississippi
A day later we saw the American Queen go by.American Queen coming up the Mississippi river
 The sun was shining…..bad time to take a picture and it has the yellow glow…..almost looks like a old photo.American Queen riverboat

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20 Comments

  1. Beautiful baby quilt. I thought of you on Friday morning as we drove through your area and crossed the Mississippi River. I was trying to imagine what it must be like to live next to that river.

  2. There is one lucky baby girl who is going to have a beautiful quilt to treasure! I have several smaller cuts of batiks and this would be a great way to use them. I like how they really pop against the light background! Doesn’t it feel good to finish a lingering UFO?

  3. What a fun finish Connie, simple yet packed with motion.

    I have never seen a river boat like those, but I stayed at the Colorado Belle in Laughlin one time, lol! The Queen looks incredible, what a treat to watch these pass!

  4. What a cute UFO finish! My Mother-in-Law took several Mississippi river boat tours. I think her favorite was the Delta Queen. How neat that you get to see them passing by!

  5. That quilt is really cute. You are such a master of stipple quilting. I can never really believe you do it on those tiny sewing machines. The riverboats are really impressive. I had a friend whose bucket list included taking a trip on one of those. I do think it looks like it could be fun.

  6. Beautiful quilt finish! I completed my August OMG–table runners that had been incomplete for 2 years. This has gotten several UFOS off my list. The riverboat photos are wonderful, and I like the “antique ” effect.

  7. Congratulations on finishing this great baby quilt. Those Riverboats are fabulous looking. Many years ago Mr. C and I took one of these and traveled a good way on the Mississippi. I was true fun.

  8. I love that quilt. So glad you finished it.

    My in-laws did that river boat trip from New Orleans to Minnesota(?) one year and LOVED it. Maybe someday……. I’ll wave as we pass. 😉

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