Category Archives: Baby Quilt

A Quilt for Grant

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This is the quilt I made for our beautiful new grandson. Erin saw a picture of this quilt on Pinterest and asked me to make it for the baby. She did a great job picking the colours.

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Jabin’s Quilt

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Recently my cousin became a Grandmother for the first time.  I was inspired to make this quilt for her beautiful new grandson Jabin.

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Welcome baby Cleo Isla Paige

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Over a period of 3 months this summer, amongst friends and family, we had 5 beautiful babies born. Although this was the first quilt I made, it was the last one to go to its new home.  I made this one for our Niece’s first baby.  We didn’t know the gender and Mom wanted a marine/ocean themed gender neutral quilt using blues and greys.  I found this pattern (Preppy the Whale by Elizabeth Hartman) and instantly fell in love with it.  It is just perfect for a marine themed baby quilt.  I didn’t know when I made it that Dad’s favourite colour was orange.

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A member of our walking group saw me working on Cleo’s Preppy quilt and asked me to make one just like it for a close friend who was expecting a baby girl.

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Baby James Andrew

On July 9th we welcomed James Andrew into our extended family.  He joins his big sister Leah.  This was the 4th baby quilt I made this summer.  It is a little unique because it is two sided.  Instead of having a plain backing, it has another quilt top on the back giving the family two options.  This is the front:

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This is the back:

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Baby James on his new quilt (with Don)

Here is a close up of the free motion quilting.

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Welcome Baby Edward Andrew

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In June we added a beautiful new member to our extended family. Baby Edward joins his big sister, 2 year old Ava.

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Welcome to the World Chloe

On Sunday our friend’s daughter had a beautiful little girl that they named Chloe May.  I love the name, it’s so pretty and feminine.  They now have a Grandson and a Granddaughter.    Unfortunately, in my haste to get the quilt to it’s new home I forgot to take a picture of the completed quilt.  I have this picture of the pieced top hanging on my design wall before it was sandwiched and quilted.  The free motion quilting just added more dimension and texture to the design:

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Proud Grandma sent me a picture of the quilt showing some of the longarm work.

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We are Grandparents!!!

We are so thrilled to announce the arrival of our first grand child.  We travelled to their home town on July 5th, two days before the official due date.   Unfortunately the baby decided that it didn’t want to make an appearance on the scheduled date.  As each day went by we got more and more nervous that it wouldn’t be born before our scheduled departure date of July 15th.  I guess the baby decided that it was worth meeting us after all.  Cameron James was born at 4:45am on Thursday, July 14th.  He was 7lbs 12 ounces and 20.5 inches long.  Mom, Dad and Cameron are all doing well and adjusting to life as a family.

Here is a picture of Cameron before they even weighed/measured him.

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And of course proud Grandma and Grandpa with Cameron:

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36 hours old after his first home bath.

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And a few pictures of the nursery with the quilt, pillow, window treatment and crib skirt that I made.

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Two Sided Baby Quilt FAL#3

I have my third finish of the 2nd quarter (here is a link to my original list ). It’s a quilt for our first grandchild.  I was having trouble trying to decide on a design for the quilt so I decided to go with my two favourites and make it a two sided quilt.  Are you noticing a theme here.  All of the items that I made for our grand baby are two sided.   I wanted to give the parents as many options as possible for their nursery. I was asked to make everything gender neutral using any combination of green aqua, navy, yellow and grey.

ribbon-quilt-pinterestI saw this quilt idea on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for a baby quilt.  Neither too masculine or feminine.  I changed the design a little bit.  Instead of each row alternating the twist I made them all start and twist in unison.  I like it better this way….softer and less distracting. I made 104 of these little blocks and then trimmed them all.  Despite hating all the time it takes to trim the blocks, I do get some satisfaction from looking at the big pile of perfectly sized blocks and the colourful pile of cuttings.

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I placed all the blocks on my design wall to help me decide what order to place the colours.

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Then came the second quilt top for the back.   I made 108 half square triangles using numerous prints and solids in each colour group.  Once again I used my trusty design wall to lay out the HSTs and came up with this design.  I then added white strips to make the top 5″ bigger on all four sides so I could mount it on my longarm.

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I wasn’t able to do any intricate free motion quilting because it would look good on the one side but the design would not match up with the quilt layout on the other side.  I went with an all over design called Arrowhead.

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I used two layers of batting, Hobbes 80/20 and a high loft polyester.  It really gives some life to the free motion quilting.

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I really wanted to put a label on the quilt for our grand baby.  Unfortunately,  because it was two sided, there was nowhere to put it where it wouldn’t stand out and take away from the quilt.  I found this great post online where a quilter showed how she stitched words into her bindings to replace the traditional label.  It was perfect.  I used off white thread so that it would just disappear into the binding but you could still find it if you were looking for it.  It says “Made with love 2016  Grandma Debbie”

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Lets Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Finish it Up Friday @Crazy Mom Quilts

TGIFF @A Quarter Inch from the Edge

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Whomp There it is @A Quilted Passion

Show Off Saturday @Sew Can She

 

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Two Sided Crib Skirt FAL#1

This is my first finish for the 2nd quarter (here is a link to my original list ).   Erin knew that I was going to make a quilt for the crib so she asked me if I would also make a co-ordinating adjustable bed skirt.  I had no idea that crib skirts were adjustable let alone how to make one.  After much online research I figured out that there are a couple of ways to do it depending on how the base of the crib is made.  In our case there is grid work so the best option is to have ties on each skirt piece so that the skirt can be raised as the crib is lowered.

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The first side is this lovely navy blue fabric with a small white print alternating with white.  I think it could easily be masculine or feminine.

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The other side is a solid green aqua (the nursery wall colour) with a small white print.

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FAL Quarter 2 Wish List

It’s time to list all the items that I plan to finish in the next 3 months.  This is an easy one. We are going to be grandparents in a few months so this quarter is dedicated to baby stuff. We don’t know the sex of the baby and they want a gender neutral nursery.  We’ve been given this colour swatch…..green aqua.

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The nursery will be painted this colour, the furniture will be all white and they want navy, grey and yellow accents.

I am making a crib quilt, and adjustable crib skirt, a pillow and a surprise.   I can’t share any pictures of the fabric I have chosen because I want it to be a surprise….hopefully a good one.

 

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Meet Ava

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This morning I received these wonderful pictures of the lovely Ava Nicole with her quilt.   What a cutie pie!   She is almost 6 weeks old now.  We live very far away from our family so it is so nice to be able to see pictures of her, especially with her quilt.  Hopefully we will be able to meet her in person some time soon.

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Ava’s Quilt

We are having a bit of a baby explosion in our extended family.  On February 9th we welcomed Ava Nicole.  I thought they were due in March so I had some time to spare.  I was so sure that they were having a boy that I had started on a masculine quilt.  When we got the call that Ava Nicole was born, I had to switch to baby girl mode.  I just love this fabric from Bonnie and Camille called “Vintage Modern” and thought it was perfect.  I’ve never played with a drunkards path block so that was my inspiration.

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I had some fun free motion quilting it to enhance the shapes.

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

WHOOMP There it is @A Quilted Passion

TGIFF @A Quarter Inch from the Edge

Finish It Up Friday @Crazy Mom Quilts

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Free motion Mavericks @Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing

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2016 FAL Quarter 1

I’m jumping on board the 2016 Finish-a-Long again.  I just love that it keeps me focused and motivated to complete my list each quarter.  This year it is being hosted by several different bloggers from around the world.

My first quarter list has three goals.  I want to finish Leftovers VI.  It was on my list twice last year so hopefully this will be the last time.

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I would like to finish my second Quilts of Valour charity quilt:

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And finally, I have a baby quilt in progress.  We are having a bit of a baby explosion in our family so I need to get this finished before the next one is born.

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Charity Quilts

Our guild is collecting baby quilts for Our Lady of Grace.  The quilts will go to pregnant or parenting teens.  I had some left over fabric from Leah’s Quilt so I decided to make a baby girl quilt.  I love the colours…they look so girly and feminine.  I went a little overboard with the quilting, what else is new, but hopefully whoever gets it will like it.  This quilt is also my second FAL finish for the 4th quarter and my November ALYoF goal.

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When it was finished I decided that I needed to make one for a baby boy too. I raided my stash and came up with this version:
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They look so cute together:
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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Made by you Monday @Skip to my Lou

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Whoomp There It Is @A Quilted Passion

Finish It Up Friday @Crazy Mom Quilts

Free Motion Mavericks @Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing

TGIFF @Anja Quilts

Link a Finish Friday @Richard and Tanya Quilts

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Show Off Saturday @Sew Can She

 

 

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Nov ALYoF Goal

At our October guild meeting I found out that we are making baby quilts for Our Lady of Grace.  I have started piecing HSTs together.  I would like to finish my donation quilt as my November goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

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Leah’s Quilt

Now that I have given this quilt as a gift I can post pictures of it.  It is my Oct ALYoF Goal and my first finish for the final quarter of the 2015 Finish-a-Long.

This summer Erin married her sweetheart Paul.  Paul’s sister Sue just had a baby girl.  She is the first grandchild in their family.  In honour of the birth of Leah and the joining of our families I made her this baby quilt.

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I used a stylized feather in the lighter triangles to push them into the background and have the brighter triangles pop forward.
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I used trapunto to make the hearts pop and then did a dense quilting in the background to enhance their 3d effect even more.
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I like the back of this quilt. I used some left over HST blocks and a few 5 inch squares. You can really see the free motion quilting on the back.
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Linking up to

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Mad by You Monday @Skip To My Lou

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

Handmade Tuesday @Ladybug Blessings

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Too Cute Tuesday @Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Link a Finish Friday @Richard and Tanya Quilts

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Whoomp There It Is @A Quilted Passions

TGIFF @Faith and Fabric

Sew off Saturday @Sew Can She

 

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October ALYoF Goal

My ButtonIt is that time again.  My October goal for the “A Lovely Year of Finishes” hosted by Sew Bitter Sweet Designs is a work-in-progress that I need to finish by the end of this month.  I’ve cut lots of 5 inch squares from yardage in my stash that I am making into half square triangles.  I can’t show too many pictures of it because it is a surprise.

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