Baby Carter Lucent Quilt
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Project Progress

Last Friday, I was able to start working on the Baby Carter quilt. One of the things I like most about this design is the ease in which fabrics can be oriented and kept “right side up”. On Monday, I sewed the final seams and had a finished quilt top.

Baby Carter Lucent Quilt - Finished Flimsy

Baby Carter Lucent Quilt – Finished Flimsy

After thinking about the options for the quilting thread, the mom-to-be and I have agreed to yellow (which will blend well on the backing fabric – the elephants – as well).

I think that seeing the quilt top next to the design image is always a fun exercise. πŸ™‚

Freefall QAL Fabric Prep

Freefall QAL Fabric Prep

Before jumping over to start quilting the Baby Carter quilt, I paused to cut my selected fabric for the Freefall Quilt Along.

Linking up with Midweek Makers and Let’s Bee Social.

21 thoughts on “Project Progress

  1. You are so far ahead of me for the freefall cutting. I still have to wash and iron all mine, and yesterday, before the knee MRI, I just HAD to get some more to have more choices.

  2. That elephant fabric is just gorgeous.

  3. This Lucent baby quilt pattern is so wonderful, and I just found out my neighbor had a baby recently. I think I will give it a try this week.

  4. Cindy says:

    I like how you showed the design image and quilt top side by side. Lovely quilt.

  5. Love that it’s a baby quilt without screaming “baby”. Does that make sense? I bet you’ll have fun with the quilting! πŸ™‚

  6. jayne says:

    You are so organized! Carter’s quilt is wonderful! It’s not overly ‘boyish’ at all! Perfect choice of colors and fabric. The elephants…adorable!

  7. Jan O says:

    Baby Carter’s quilt came out terriffic, just as you planned. Looks like you have a good system for organizing your cut pieces for your FreeFall project.

  8. Alison says:

    This is just darling and a perfect way to use those larger prints to show them off. πŸ™‚

  9. Paula S. Pike says:

    I love this! It’s so playful and fun!

  10. Perfect colors for a baby quilt. Love it Yvonne!

  11. Helen says:

    Every time I look at this I see myself making it, but my recipient would like camels . I will add it to my list

  12. It looks great. I think yellow thread is a good choice. I like that you use ziploc bags.

  13. thedarlingdogwood says:

    Beautiful! I love the colors together, and that elephant print is darling! I also like it better in the actual version than the model, as the gray/background is darker and stands out better. It is neat to see them side by side.

  14. I didn’t recognize Lucent in these fabrics! To me, that’s one of the most fun things about quilt making, how different quilters (or in this case, the same quilter!) can produce one pattern in their own way by just changing the fabric pull. Well done!

  15. That is neat to see the design next to the actual quilt top. It is super cute and will be even better when you add your quilty texture.

  16. Susan says:

    Very nice! Love the oversized block – how big is the finished quilt? Thanks again for sharing this sweety on Midweek Makers!

  17. Tish says:

    I love how Baby Carter’s quilt is coming along. You will have a finish in no time. And what in the world would we do without sandwich bags πŸ™‚

  18. Lisa says:

    Thanks for this little glimpse into your quilting week. I love the fabrics you’ve picked for free fall.

  19. I just love the colors and arrangement of fabrics! Baby Carter will be so snuggly in the flannels!

  20. The baby quilt is so cute!

  21. I love that this pattern is just so versatile. No matter the fabrics, it always seems to look great, and I love that it seems to be the perfect size for a baby quilt.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)