Friday, May 12, 2017

Sweet Pea Baby Quilt

 Seems like I've started an awful lot of projects lately and  it's been a coon's age since I finished anything. I've been working on potholders and then suddenly an idea popped into my head for using the rest of this teddy bear fabric for another baby quilt so I started yet another project. The first one was given away the day after I finished it.


But I picked up a few quilts from Jackie on Monday and today I finally have a finished quilt to share. This one goes to the newest addition of a family we've known since we moved here 12 years ago. They own the local vet supply store and our kids spent a lot of time together as they were growing up. This quilt is for their first grandchild.

I had a yard of this sweet print in my stash


 and with the addition of pinwheels made with fabric from my stash:


 And some leftover green from a previous project for a border:



it became this:




I didn't use a pattern, but I cut 6 1/2" squares and then made 6 1/2" pinwheels for the alternating blocks. It finished at 48" x 48". I liked the idea of pink and green together so I backed it with pink minky:


Jackie used white thread and a panto pattern called Quirky to bring it to life:


I'm not usually drawn to orange and I have only a few pieces in my stash, but the colors in this quilt reminded me of sherbet and this orange print just seems to be a really good fit:


By the way, I had no idea that the correct spelling is 'sherbet', not 'sherbert'.


So I'll add that to my 'learned something new today' list. Still, it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks and according to some of the reading I did on 'sherbet', you may be considered a Neanderthal if you call it 'sherbert'. I DO tend to live under a rock so perhaps that statement is more true than I would like to think! :)


I'm also adding it to my grocery list because I'm suddenly craving it and I haven't had it in years. :)
And on Monday, this little quilt will be snuggling with a sweet little girl


12 comments:

Tired Teacher said...

Nice job! This is a sweet quilt - no pun intended. I love all those colors together, and a minkee backing puts it over the top cute.

I grew up calling it "sherbert" until I was corrected by a colleague in a not so pleasant manner. I guess I was a Neanderthal. LOL.

Janet O. said...

It is a really happy, fun quilt. A great use of fabrics on hand. Love it!
Some parts of the country seem to be more prone to insert "R"s where they aren't. Like when people say "warsh" for "wash". I don't consider them Neanderthals--I think it is more a regional thing (but I could be wrong--about it being regional, not about them being Neanderthals).

Donna said...

Love the bright colors!!!! It is a happy quilt!!!!

Dorian said...

Aww, sweet little quilt Karin! It's always great to finish up a quilt for a little one. Happy Mothers Day! Oh, and I say 'sherbert' too ;)

allthingzsewn said...

Well that makes several of us neanderthals. I doubt I change at this late day. The quilt made for a sweet finish.

Rebecca said...

I just sent a quilt to a very good friend for her first great grand-baby! What is also neat is I made a baby quilt for the new babies mother when she was born 30 years ago and she still has that quilt.

Chantal L. said...

Congratulations! It is simply AWESOME!!! Love it to pieces. And made with what you had in your stash. Kudos to you! ;^)

Jim and Judy said...

An adorable little quilt!! I love green and orange together. I'm trying to make a quilt for a new boy coming. I bought a layer cake and while I like most of the prints, the others not so much. Wish I had more "stash" to fill in. Happy Mothers Day to you!! Wasn't it fun to get homemade cards when our children were little? I sure miss those days. One of these years you will be a grandma too!!!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Lucky little girl to get that quilt!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful quilt and thoughtful gift for your friends. You are putting a dent in that stash

Staci said...

What a sweet little quilt!

Theona Cooke said...

I love the colors in this quilt! Pretty and summery.

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