Friday, June 11, 2010

Birdie Baby Quilt

It became "affectionately known" as the Ugly Baby Quilt at our house. I have a wonderful friend who has a daughter expecting a baby girl any day.  I've known for 8 months. This will definitely be an "uptown" baby, so I saved my quilting  allowance for the perfect fabric.  I studied patterns and chose a schibble pattern from Rosie's Quilt Co. and  then added an extra border.  At one point in the game, my daughter even questioned on whether to give the quilt or not. But geesh-- I had followed the pattern. I had used charm packs from the Birdie line from Moda.  There was a sizeable amount of funds in the project. Somehow every thing just didn't mesh together. But there was tons of heart in the piece so I quilted it and after I sewed the last stitch of binding I decided I liked it.

I'm adding a fat quarter and scraps to make a bag to go with it.  Funny how the smaller the baby the more "junk" they need.  This will be just a small bag for a quick trip or extra diapers.

These are sale fabrics to stash away for Chelsey "just because gifts". I love fabric with words on it. I figured these could keep her inspired with her writing. These aren't even my first picks. But playing the "sale" game it's a chance you take.

Napkins I found recently to go with my yellow dishes.

A friend gave me this wonderful salad bowl for my Green Kitchen.  I'm completely in love with it.

We've been in the middle of a drought, but this week we've had daily showers.  I know we desparately need it. I just wish it would do it at night. I've been catching up on reading and sewing. I finished  "The Nest".  I just have to frame it. This has been a great summer.

Friends stopping by for visits.
Embroidery Threads
Sprinklers for the garden


Sue said...

Sweet pictures. I think the quilt is lovely and I'm sure your friend is going to appreciate it so much.

Love, love, your green bowl!

The napkins are lovely too and nice and cheery:)

We've been getting quite a bit of rain down here. Heading up to the Island tonight so hope the weather holds....supposed to rain:/

Have a great weekend and enjoy your sewing projects :D

Darlene said...

Tweet, tweet - the baby quilt is sweet. It's adorable, Melanie.
And, the bag will be a welcome addition to carry the 'junk' LOL

Love the napkins and the green bowl. Very nice.

The Calico Cat said...

At the end of the day, the baby won't care. & If the baby is like my baby by the time she/he is about 1, she/he will prefer momma's bathrobe to any/all quilts especially made for the cherub!

Ask me how I know. He can't walk into the bathroom without hugging the bathrobe....

Carol said...

I LOVE the baby quilt...I used Birdie for Camden's 1 year Birthday quilt and it was a hit!

Muddling Through said...

I lOVE your baby quilt, and it's not ugly at all. That will be a very happy Mama that gets it!

Linda said...

I love the quilt Mel, and think it's perfect for a truly mod bub. Great sale buys and terrific dish, lucky you.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Well, the baby is sure to love the quilt with all those fun colors and prints! When my son was a baby he just loved laying on a colorful quilt and "picking" at all the different prints! I think you did a good job! Cheers! Evelyn

Greenmare said...

the baby quilt is adorable dear! and I LOVE the words fabric sooooooooooooo much!!!! where did you find it??? daughter number 2 is an English teacher so I am always looking out for word fabric!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I like it!

Journeying said...

A girl baby....will play with dolls could use some of the scraps and make a doll quilt of the same fabric....even if you only have small amounts after making the bag, you could do one of the cute little ticker tape quilts I keep seeing online. (I even made one with scraps, and I like it.)

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a cute it.