Thursday, January 30, 2014

Heather's Baby Quilt

I finished my friend Heather's baby quilt last night. And without a moment to spare because her baby shower is tomorrow!

I'm pretty sure this is my fastest finish so far in my quilting "career". I started cutting just a little two weeks ago, finished piecing the top Sunday night and put the final stitches on the binding late last night. With my job and other "demands" on my time, it typically takes me about 6 weeks to complete a project.

I absolutely loved putting this little quilt together. The pattern was so much fun. It was designed by Jeni Baker and is in the Sept/Oct 2013 edition of Quilty Magazine.

I used Kona Mint as the background and various fabric for the blocks (Anne Kelle's Urban Zoology, Jenn Ski's Ten Little Things, more Kona solids). For the binding, I used an amazingly cute chevron print called Ziggy Lagoon. I love it! :-)

For the back, I used a print called Creatures and Critters: Nature Bears. How cute are those bears on their bicycles? Seriously?!

I quilted it with a simple all-over meander and now that it's washed and dried, it is wonderfully snuggly.

I cannot wait until tomorrow so I can give this little quilt to my buddy! :-)

So that's baby quilt number 2 all done... Have to start planning baby quilt number 3 now! Do you have a favourite baby quilt pattern? If yes, I would love to know... Tell me in the comments...

I will be sharing this finish over at:

Thanks for stopping by!

Izzy

 

13 comments:

  1. I love this quilt Izzy! It is so sweet, the green is just perfect. Nice nice job!

    Since I'm an all things 80s baby -I can't help but be reminded of Devo (http://www.clubdevo.com/) which pretty much makes this awesome squared in my book! :)

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  2. love it Izzy!! It is such a fun pattern and the background color is just perfect!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  3. That's a great quilt and you're right those bears on the back are seriously cute, oh and I'm a wholecloth baby quilt kind of girl. :D

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  4. Wow, this is a neat pattern. What a lovely baby gift!

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  5. Bears on bikes! That's one of the most adorable things I've ever seen!

    For easy, this pattern was really quick to put together: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2013/04/4-step-flagstone-quilt_20.html

    I just saw this tutorial yesterday for a pinwheel design which would be cute in a baby quilt : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rgQd6asPQs&list=UUWnhR7raxVFDHmDXqCIzuAw&feature=c4-overview

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  6. This is really cute, love the fabrics that you've used, especially the owls.

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  7. Really sweet quilt and an excellent pattern choice!

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  8. Oh, I love it! Especially the striped binding and the owls :-)

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  9. Love the backing you used, so cute.
    Barb@Witsend

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  10. What an adorable quilt. Love the little bears on bikes, actually there's a lot of adorable fabrics here. You must have sewed like a madwoman to get this done so quick, and you work full time too. My hat is off to you!

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  11. Wonderful finish! The whole quilt is adorable and I am sure will be well loved!

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  12. What a sweet quilt! You have picked the perfect shade of green for the background - it gives it a lovely old fashioned classic look.

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