Friday, May 31, 2013

Baby Quilt-a-Palooza

At the beginning of the year, when I made the mosaics of last year's projects, I included a couple of baby quilts that I had never blogged. I promised to blog them so here we are, along with a couple of recent finishes. 

Back in December, within a day of each other, I had two friends give birth. I was actually prepared for once and had the quilts ready to go when the babies arrived. My friends were nice enough to send me pictures of the quilts in use so we get to see babies! 

The first one was for a sweet new baby boy. I used the Insignia Tutorial over at BluePrint Textiles for this one. I didn't put any squares in mine though, just insignias. I used some prints from the Seven Seas collection by Cloud 9 as a starting point and added a pezzy print and some solids for a nice, bright palette.

Isn't he sweet?

The other one was for a beautiful baby girl. I used the Sweet Starlet pattern by Basic Grey for this one. My friend loves France so my starting point for hers was the J'adore Stella collection from Dear Stella. Actually, I think all of the prints were from that collection with the exception of the green and the pink one in the middle.

Look at this sweet squishy!

The next two are more recent finishes. The first one I recently posted the unfinished version of, the baby sized Wedgeulous. This one will be going to a very good friend who is expecting her first boy after having three girls! She doesn't know it yet, but considering I've made quilts for her other babies she probably has a good idea one is coming for her little man too ;)

I used a random assortment of prints from my stash for this one, along with some Essex linen in Natural. I quilted it the same way I quilted the larger one, by echoing the wedge shapes. 

Last, but certainly not least, one for my soon-to-be niece. This one was made using Bree's newest pattern (coming VERY soon!!), which I had the privilege of testing for her. The timing worked out perfect because she needed testers and I needed a quilt for my niece! The baby size calls for 1/2 yard cuts so I went digging through my stash to see what I had in that size. I usually buy fat quarters so my selections were limited, but I was very pleased with what I did find!

I paired it with the linen as well, I actually used what I had left over from Wedgeulous and ended up being able to squeeze out just enough. The pattern does not call for borders, but I added some, using what I had left of each 1/2 yard cut, to make it just a bit bigger.

I backed it in that same purple print from Joel Dewberry's Heirloom and bound it with another print from the same collection.

This finish and the new bag completes my May goals for A Lovely Year of Finishes!

And can I just say a Hallelujah for my tree finally blooming and giving me a decent background for my quilt shots? It was looking quite doomy and gloomy there for awhile!


Julianne said...

They are all beautiful! How do they lay so flat? I always have puckers!

Nilya said...

Wonderful quilt Collection!

FabricDonkey said...

Beautiful work as always! Love Bree's new pattern too. Thanks again for the beautiful quilt - it's quite cherished here. <3

Tracey Jacobsen said...

love them all! And that squishy is too too sweet!

Julie said...

That baby girl quilt is adorable. They are all wonderful. Great inspiration pieces!

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