Thursday, January 16, 2014

#babyquilt - One Down, Three to Go!

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I have 4 friends and colleagues who are expecting babies all within just a few months of each other. I see a few baby quilts in my quilty future. I'm not complaining though. Baby quilts are so much fun to make and usually pretty quick projects.

I had been working on the first baby quilt over the last couple of weeks and last night, I finished the quilting and sewed the binding. Yay!

And here it is... #babyquilt!

I pieced it with half of a Apple Jacks jelly roll and Kona Navy for the background. The binding is made with 5 jelly roll strips.

I found a really cute print for the backing: 1001 Peeps by Lizzie House and added the name of the baby with applique.

For the quilting, I went with straight lines with my walking foot and used a blue variegated thread. (Please ignore the fluff all over the quilt - not sure why, but the batting was leaving all kinds of lint during the quilting process.)

The texture is amazing - nice and soft and super cuddly. Perfect for a baby quilt!

So here's one baby quilt done... Only three more to go!

Will be linking up at:

If you're in need of some quilty inspiration, why don't you check these out!

And because this finish was also my ONE goal for this month's ALYOF link-up, I will be linking up there as well! (The button with the link is in my sidebar.)

Izzy

 

 

 

19 comments:

  1. This turned out beautiful! What a great baby quilt. Love that pattern!

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  2. It looks great! I love the name on the back with the solid strip. It is such a perfect way to increase the backing size without it looking obvious. I'll have to borrow that in the future.

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  3. Such a great idea to put the name on the back, nice job!

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  4. Great finish. You are going to be one busy sewer! Look forward to seeing the others!

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  5. Fabulous!!
    Is this your design - I love it!

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  6. Great quilt, I love how you put the name on there!

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  7. So cute and I love that pattern. Love that you put a name on the back too.

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  8. Oh that's fantastic! I love the name stripe. Such a classy way to include it.

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  9. What a great quilt! I love the Apple Jacks line - I made a quilt using one of the fat quarter bundles! I really like your design and how you used the navy to set the colors off!

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  10. Very practical to have a dark background for a baby, I love that you've included the baby's name on the back.

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  11. Wonderful work, it looks fantastic!

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  12. This is so awesome, Izzy! I love the pattern, and the applique name on the back makes it so special.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  13. Precious and my favorite part is the yellow binding.

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  14. I love this quilt! The variegated thread adds nice dimension! Looking forward to seeing the other 3 quilts!

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  15. This is so pretty! Lovely finish!

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  16. This is so pretty! Lovely finish!

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  17. Very cute baby quilt. I love how you put the name on the back!

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  18. Beautiful quilt, and the navy looks spectacular. Good luck with the remaining quilts!

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