Jungle baby quilt sneak peak

Jungle baby quilt - www.quiltaddictsanonymous.com

My sister is expecting her first baby in May. She is my only sister, so that means I was tasked with designing an extra special quilt for her baby.

I finished the top last weekend at quilt retreat and took it to Quilting By You in Bettendorf, Iowa, to quilt it this week. I love Quilting By You, I rent time on the longarm there so I can finish my own quilts. But Jen and Char, the owners are always around and are so helpful when I run into trouble.

Jungle baby quilt - www.quiltaddictsanonymous.com

I’ve got a set date every third Thursday of the month there. Lord knows I’ve got enough tops to finish and I want to get more practice on the longarm so I can continue to get better.

I’ve finally gotten to the point where I can make my piecing and applique come out the way I envision it. But the quilting is far from where I’d like it to be.

Jungle baby quilt - www.quiltaddictsanonymous.com

This is the first quilt where the quilting turned out pretty much as I wanted it to be. I experimented with echo quilting, stitch in the ditch and changed thread colors nine time and I absolutely love how it turned out.

The baby shower is in two weeks, so I’ll post a full quilt reveal after that.

Jungle baby quilt - www.quiltaddictsanonymous.com

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