Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Baby Quilt for Geoffrey William George

The Baby quilt for my niece, Elizabeth's baby was completed today.
They are having a space/ robot theme for the baby's room and I came up with this.
I'm not even sure how I got these images now, but someone made a PDF file of the drawings submitted for patents of ray guns. I've probably had this file for over 10 years, always meaning to do something with them and here was a perfect opportunity.
 I picked through the files for interesting guns, copied them off, made applique patterns of them.
 chose the materials, fused them onto a backing fabric and did a tight zig zag stitch around all the elements.
 I wasn't sure about putting a label on it or not. I've only ever labeled quilts going to shows, as required, so they didn't get lost. I've never really thought about doing one for "heart quilts" where you make it for love and give it as a gift. I was told I HAD to do it, I guess so when I'm gone people know who made it. I used my sewing machine's built in alphabet to do the label and wrote
" Made for
Geoffrey William George
March 2014
by Great Aunt
Barbara Pozek"
I guess that will do. Then I thought it would be cute to have a matching outfit. So I bought a onsie and a pair of shorts and put a smaller version of a ray gun (different from the ones on the quilt) with some of the same fabrics I used on the guns in the quilt.
All in all, I'm pleased with how this came out.