Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Speedy Baby Quilt

After all these weeks...almost 2 months...it feels strange to be stitching something again.

One of my co-workers became a grandma for the first time recently and we all know that babies are to be welcomed with much celebration...and a quilt, so this was a good reason to get back behind the sewing machine.

I actually have 2 other quilts that are recently bound, but I haven't taken any pictures yet.

The Mama decorated the nursery in pinks and grays so I dug deep in my stash to come up with enough variety. My collection of pinks and grays is itty bitty and the pickings are slim, but I think this works:

 I did pick up this print from Hobby Lobby for a backing:

And I used this tutorial for Amy Smart's Vintage Star Baby Quilt  although I combined the two by using one star and the other border.

Jackie chose this sweet design that adds the perfect whimsical touch:

And I used the only pink print that I had enough of for the binding:


It finished at 40"  square- I do wish it was a tad larger. Babies don't stay tiny for long, but I'll definitely be making this one again.

I rarely sit down and sew for very long at a time. Seems I'm always jumping up to tend to this or that. This time DH called and asked if I'd unsaddle his horse. He was checking on a fence project between us and the neighbors and it had started to rain. Then I got sidetracked and started whacking weeds with the grub hoe.

Let's see how much I can stitch before the next interruption and I'm not complaining - not even a little because I know how spoiled I am, not to mention thankful, and loving on the horses is always a good way to spend at least a little bit of each day.

So this little quilt came together rather quickly and it felt good to sit behind the sewing machine again after 7 weeks and another little baby girl is now officially wrapped in love and a quilt!!



Dorian said...

Lovely Karin! I love pinks and grays together. You did a great job getting it done between your other tasks.

Tired Teacher said...

Excellent pattern choice! It's the perfect size for a little one to love and drag all over the house.

Judy said...

Wow!! It is really pretty! It looks like a difficult pattern. I'm starting one but just 1 charm pack. This one is beautiful. I would want to hang it on a wall, and you did it with interruptions!

Ranch Mom said...

That is a beautiful quilt and a special treasure that I'm sure the family will treasure. I'm always amazed at how quickly you can put together a quilt. I'm still working on my son's high school t-shirt quilt and he is a senior in college. LOL!

allthingzsewn said...

Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial. Looks great, I have already Pinned it, so I would not forget it after my comment. Yeah, I getting bad about that.

This is perfect for a Baby Quilt that I want to make for a fundraiser auction.
Is that a FMQ design? She sure is good.
Have a good evening.

Dar said...

That is a perfect size and quick pattern for a baby quilt. Thanks for the link. What is the quilting pattern and is it your free motion on a domestic? I love how it flows right along so perfectly. Nice job.

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I found that same pattern!! I just need to make it now. I love star quilts and that pink one is adorable:)

Sandy said...

That's adorable! What a great pattern to be able to do in a hurry if you need to.

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