Sunday, October 23, 2011

Because Babies are Blessings....

Don works with a guy who’s family was having their 3rd baby. I didn’t really know them, but I decided to make a baby quilt for them. The clock kept ticking but so did the excuses not to make that quilt.


Don even asked, ”How’s the quilt coming…”

“It’s not. I don’t really know them. I don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl. I don’t have the time to invest in it. I’m going to just pick something up…”

“oh…well ok.. It’s up to you…”

Then I felt bad. It seemed like he actually wanted to give them a baby quilt. So I opened up the fabric cabinet and used two partial layer cakes, Pure by Sweetwater and Lily & Will by Bunny Hill Designs and clearance fabric I picked up at JJ Stitches.


The pattern is For Baby with Love by The Pattern Basket. I was a little timid at mixing the pink in with the blue but I was pleased with how it turned out. The family had a baby girl—so it paid off.

I loved making it. Completely fun. Machine quilting took about an hour and a half.

When in doubt---make the quilt……

12 comments:

Sue said...

It turned out great, Melanie. I love the pink with the blue.

Carol said...

Mel it is absolutely wonderful...love the colors...oh you're so right...when in doubt...make the quilt! PERFECT!

Penny said...

Oh, it is so lovely! I'm sure the family will treasure that quilt... handmade just for them!

Linda said...

Beautiful quilt Melanie, I'm sure the parents will be thrilled with it.

Colleen said...

It is very nice. I am sure they will love and appreciate it!

QuiltNut Creations said...

it's so pretty!!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I think you did a great job! I'm sure they'll love it. And I especially like your statement at the end. Everybody loves quilts.

Muddling Through said...

It's beautiful, Melanie, I know they were so pleased to get it. Your Don sounds like my Mitch. I honestly think he likes it more when I make something for someone else than for us. I love that about him.

Colleen said...

That was so kind of you to do for them! It turned out so pretty!

Carrie P. said...

Well, it turned out great. I am sure your husband was proud to give it to the couple.

Lisa said...

it's really pretty...great eye for combining those lines :) Can you tell me a little bit about the detail? It looks like some sort of bow, in the photos?

Greenmare said...

oh its just lovely! it's sweet and baby without being sugary! excellent job!