Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The baby quilt that grew

I can't make small quilts, I try to, and then, and then they turn out HUGE! I had bought 6 fat quarters to make this quilt for Nikki, and then I added some white, and ended up with a big 45 x 55 baby quilt! At least she'll be able to use it for several years instead of one year right? :) I was able to sew this together over the weekend, and it was so fun! I spent several hours on it and was glad I did, I haven't been sewing a lot this month and it was good to do it again.

The fabrics we chose for this are just adorable. They have these tiny cherries on them, and some irredescent dots too. I think I might have to keep this quilt!

So, now that the top is done, I have made a bunch of little triangles to add all of the way around the border, and am trying to come up with how I want to quilt it. I have to get this done, babies don't wait around you know.

18 comments:

Lurline said...

Oh, so pretty - no wonder you don't want to give it away!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Brenda said...

Oh, It's just beautiful! Nice work!

Just Jenn said...

Lovely. Jessie's hair is super cute too!

mainely stitching said...

This is so cute!

Siobhan said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! :) Your quilts are beautiful! I love the baby quilt you're doing--what a lucky little girl! Your Shores looks wonderful, too.

Kathy A. said...

Love this quilt. Your colors are gorgeous and the way it is put together sets it off beautifully.
What a lovely gift

staci said...

OMGosh! That is the CUTEST baby quilt!!! Love the colors...and I think the white borders make the squares really "pop".

I think the larger size will make it even more useful :)

Linda said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see it with the triangles. You are "sew creative!"

Nikki said...

I can't believe that I am going to be the lucky owner of this pretty baby quilt. Wait I guess the baby would be the owner of it. :) Heather I love it so much. Thank you! I can't wait to see it in person and put it in baby girls room.

Melissa said...

This is sooo beautiful! You did a great job.

Andrea Jarvis said...

Heather- That is so cute, I love the one you made for Lucy- you are so talented! (and now I see what blog gets more attention- hee hee.)

Andrea Jarvis said...
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Andrea Jarvis said...

OOPS- I published twice so I erased one :)

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

What a stunner of a quilt! I tagged you at my blog...

Karan said...

Wow, you've been so busy. So many beautiful pieces - have thoroughly enjoyed my catch up. :0)

Kim B said...

Hi Heather. I'm a stitcher and a brand new quilter. I just came across your blog! I absolutely love this baby quilt. Would you be willing to share your measurements? The simple squares design seems like something I could handle with my novice skill level.

Thank you for your inspirational blog!

Karin said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and it has made my day! You have a wonderful eye for color placement and all of your projects are beautiful! I think this baby quilt it absolutely lovely. Like Kim, may I ask about the measurements of your sashing and squares? Thanks so much!

MysteryKnitter said...

You are a master quilter! That princess will be so spoiled. I mean the unborn princess.