Finish It Up Friday ~ Beachballs

I started this quilt last week on a bit of a whim. I have no need for yet another baby quilt, but I ran across a small stack  of my hand dyed fabrics and had an idea suddenly pop into my head. Tell me I am not the only one this happens to! I should have been doing something else, but I started cutting.

And then I started quilting.

And before I knew it I was binding and it was done!

That’s a bad picture if you are looking for quilting details, but I thought it was kind of a fun shot. Here is a better one.

And the back.

A few detail shots:

I had a lot of fun playing with the quilting on this one.

I shared a picture of this cutie, Little E, the other day, but I can’t resist a few more. I call him Mr. Squishy because I just want to squeeze him!

That face!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, A Quilted PassionSew Can She, Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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31 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Beachballs

  1. mbeach128 says:

    What fabulous quilted textures on this quilt!! I just love, love, love all the different motifs!! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Hello Katy,
    Such a gorgeous fun packed quilt – lovely bright colours, fabulous quilting, and the last picture of Little E smiling is the icing on the cake!
    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks – your quilt is this week’s featured project!
    Love, Muv

  4. Dona allen says:

    Oh my! Your quilting is just fabulous. It’s a beauty!

  5. The colors are so lovely together and the little flags are a great touch. You really brought it home with that fantastic quilting, so many details to see and appreciate. It shows how much fun you had doing it all!

  6. Love how this has turned out. Great how sections evolved to have different quilting designs in!

  7. kaholly says:

    I just loved reading this post! Your quilt/quilting is wonderful, and that bay! Oh, my goodness! I have goosebumps clear down to my piggy toes!

  8. Patti says:

    That quilt is so cute altho not as cute as “that face!”

  9. Wow, your quilting is fantastic!

  10. Karin says:

    That is gorgeous and that cute little man on top of it made the picture complete.

  11. Wow. Just wow! That quilt is gorgeous, and yes, I do it all the time. Also yes, that face is just the cutest!

  12. Beautiful cute. That smile on Little E’s face is perfection

  13. What a sweet little guy! And your quilt is beautiful! I love the colors against the white background and all the detailed quilting.

  14. Jean Burke says:

    This is just beautiful!!! And what a cutie!! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Sandra B says:

    Love how this quilt turned out…..such a fun design, and the quilting is amazing!!
    Little E is adorable!!

  16. Carie says:

    Oh wow that is beautiful and the quilting is incredible- did you do it on your ordinary machine or have you got a long arm?

  17. adaliza says:

    what an amazing quilt – and a beautiful baby too! Your quilting is totally awesome work.

  18. lois92346 says:

    Love, love, love that!! The colors, the original design, the quilting and most of all that adorable baby!

  19. Paige says:

    Oh my goodness! In that last picture, he is so cute! Great finish!

  20. Louise says:

    Little E could melt any heart with that cute little smile! That quilt reminds me of summers at the beach….good times..

  21. Beverly Parrish says:

    Once again, LOVE LOVE IT !!!! and a great name for the quilt. The grandson is just the right touch, he makes it even more fun looking.. He is a cutie for sure.

  22. Sandi says:

    He is adorable, I love his big smile! Your quilt is wonderful! Have a good weekend! Hugs,

  23. Janet O. says:

    Oh, Mr. Squishy is way too cute!
    You really did have fun quilting this one. I could study all of those quilting designs all morning!! : )

  24. That face indeed! What a doll!

    And the quilt isn’t too shabby either!

  25. Judy in MO says:

    Great quilt with fabulous quilting! And that baby, such cuteness!

  26. Jayne says:

    This is so cute! Beach balls it is! Love the bright hand dyed fabrics against the white…they pop or bounce off the fabric! Your quilting is gorgeous as always. Mr. Squishy is just that too!

  27. Sandra says:

    Mr. Squishy indeed! Nice to meet another person who “just wants to squish ’em” meaning all babies…oomph! Also nice to meet another DREAMI soul, something I am just writing about in my post for today! DRop Everything And Make It. I absolutely LOVE how this quilt turned out! I’ll admit at first I wasn’t sold on the two outside rows of triangles but oh yeah baby! Yu totally rocked the quilting.ha I also just realized another quirk we share: hanging quilts from tree branches! Lol.

  28. Luann says:

    Little E is a big ADORABLE! Katy, do you have micro handles? I noticed the pebbles and just wondered about how you move your Avante in such small circles. Have a blessed weekend.

  29. Tami says:

    This is beautiful! The quilting! That face!

  30. Kathy D. says:

    What an amazing quilt, Katy! Love how you let yourself go creatively in those open spaces. Little E is the most adorable quilt model ever!

  31. Some of the best quilts are the unplanned ones. This is a fun quilt and your hand-dyed fabrics look so good in it! I can’t believe how many different quilting designs you were able to put in this small quilt – it looks amazing. The best picture is the last one because you’re right – that face!!! 🙂

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