Hebrews 4:16

Let us then come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Baby Quilt Fun

I just finished this quilt as a gift for a baby shower we will be attending on Saturday. I had a lot of fun picking out the colors and putting the quilt together for the soon-to-be mommy and baby.

There is an awesome little quilt shop that has wonderful fabrics to look through located in a town about 30 min. away. They also have tons of quilts, quilt tops and projects out for display to enable that creativity in you to take hold. Well, I remembered a quilt top that they had on display many months ago and the colors were just what I wanted. Unfortunately, after many stops at local material stores( only a little closer to me) I realized I could go no where else to get what I wanted. It isn't necessarily unfortunate, just meant a lot of running and I should have been listening to that still small voice telling me to go to the quilt store first...since I already knew they carried the color schemes I was looking for. :)

Thankfully, the material was still there and I was able to pick through to get what I wanted in a short amount of time. Since the pattern was one I had seen and then put together in my head of what I wanted it to look like we had to do a little math to decide on the ending measurements.

The store owner showed me this warm and fuzzy material I used for my backing a suggestion. My only request was that it was to be very soft.. it was for a baby. I was thinking of a flannel or soft sateen but this little furry velvet ( my feeble attempt at description) is indulgent. To quote my youngest daughter and husband... " Ohhhhh, this is so soft". I think my response was exactly like this. My daughter went on to say.. "Momma, will you make me a quilt with this?" And come to think of it, my husband did the same! ha!ha!

I knew I wanted the squares to be 6 inches so I cut 6 1/2 squares of each fabric and then for the fence rail blocks I cut 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. rectangles, then sewed them together to make my block .

It did not take long to sew my fence rail blocks together and then to piece the quilt as I wanted it to look. I actually drew the quilt on a piece of paper and colored it in to match the fabric.

Because of the backing and the terry cloth material (the white squares) I chose to tie the quilt with brown embroidery thread rather than quilt it. I personally like the bows vs the ties so this quilt has bows on it! I flipped the terry cloth fabric ( if you look you can see a design on it) so the design was going a different direction in each row. I did that with the fence rail blocks as well. In the first picture they are at the bottom left, it is hard to see them the way I laid the quilt for the picture but I wanted to show the back fabric. You can see the full quilt below on my table.
It turned out very nice and very soft! :) I hope the new momma will enjoy it.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Dawn, that is SO beautiful! Great job! :O) I really love the bows...such a special touch.