Sunday, November 4, 2012

Baby Quilt

Disclaimer:  I am NOT a quilter.  So please, all you quilters out there, don't judge too harshly!

My young neighbor is having a little girl this month.  I was looking at sewing patterns the other day, and accidentally found the most adorable quilt pattern.  On a whim I decided I would "whip this quilt out" for her (after not sewing for at least ten years).  HA HA.

She has done her nursery bedding in "Kirby" by Glenna Jean.

Kirby Bedding by Glenna Jean - Baby Crib Bedding - 43440

 Very bright and cheerful.  She painted one wall hot pink, and one wall dark dark gray (the background color of the bedding print).  So I decided to try to make a quilt the would go with this, even though I'm of a pastel mind set for babies!

I had a hard time finding a floral with the dark background.  And as you can tell, my skill level leaves something to be desired.

But she will know it was made with love!

This little quilt has shown me that I need to start now if I intend to make things for my (as yet unknown and unexpected) grandchildren!  I always underestimate how long ANY project will take me!

Aren't these little flowers so Mary Engelbreit?  And for some reason, I find I love sewing the blanket stitch.

Here you see the backing fabric.  I also put a fabric sleeve on the back so she could hang it on a dowel if she wants to.

Now, we've already had her shower.  Should I wait till the baby comes, or give it to her now?  Decisions, decisions.

Linking to

Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays 
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays 


  1. Oh, my goodness, that quilt is so cute. I am sure your neighbor and her sweet little one will just love it. Thanks for stopping by "In His Grip" and giving me comment love.

  2. It is so sweet and made with love in every stitch! I think it is just perfect!