It was a spring for baby quilts.
My good friend asked me to make a baby quilt.
Her second niece is having a baby
and she wanted this pattern.
OK, its a traditional, but Debbie
always knows exactly what she wants.
Her niece has an interesting color scheme for
the new baby girl...cream, peach and sage.
Sounded more like wedding colors and I knew
finding baby print fabrics would be a challenge.
BUT we did it and this very modern take of
Winnie The Pooh fabric was just the ticket.
We found a few sage and peachy colors as well.
I made a couple test blocks because the block was
"on point" and the pooh figures had to be upright.
Well, by the time I got the blocks made...
I had 16 hours in the top alone.
The tiny pooh squares were 2 1/2'
I got the top all put together at quilt retreat in May.
Now there is 26 hours in this baby quilt.
I used the darker Pooh fabric for the backing and the border.
I had larger pieces of the Pooh prints
Sew I put them into the backing
Finally you can see what the prints looks like.
Very happy with the end result.
I used a FMQ meander again.
You just can't beat that design for a baby quilt.
Kathy Guenther, my quilty peep in crime
suggested I outline the horizontal strip of Poohs
with a peach...to frame it out.
I love this backing!
Aunt Debbie always comes up with
the best labels for the quilts
Here is the quilt on display at the baby shower.
I had never heard of this...
but all gifts were NOT to be wrapped
just put on display for all to see.
What a great idea!
And here is the beautiful family.
Two nieces on the left
Little girl in the middle has
one of my hand made quilts.
Debbie on the right.
A very proud Auntie, indeed!
And to end this fun story...
not only did Debbie buy all the fabric,
She told me to keep what is left.
and give me a sizable tip!
I love it when someone understands how
much work goes into a quilt.
This 58" square quilt took over 30 hours to make.