Yay! I have a new nephew! 🙂 Just the excuse I needed to start quilting again. I love the combination of the yellows and grays…it’s like sunshine on a cloudy day (you know how the song goes–You are my sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray….).
Baby quilts are so fun to make, since the whole quilt comes together relatively quickly. I just love how it turned out!
I used the Snapshot pattern from Happy Hour by Atkins Design. I love this pattern (I used it for Caterpillar’s Meadow).
I hope my nephew, Ben, loves his new quilt!
Post wash measurement: 34 x 42.
The back: yellow with white dots
The binding: I love a striped binding!
Thanks for all the votes for naming this quilt (both in the comments section and in person). While I liked both names best I think that Caterpillar’s Meadow fits both the quilt and the new mama the best.
The post wash measurements are 33 x 41…just the right size for a new baby.
I think this quilt is really pretty and the new mama is going to love it! 🙂
If you remember I used the Sulky Blendables thread…see how nicely it blends
This is the back and you can see how nicely the thread blends into the blocks at the top, but in the rest of the white backing you can see the color variations, which I think looks really cool. And since I used a light blendables thread it still hides mistakes on the white fabric.
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It’s been a while since I’ve worked on quilting. I’ve been so busy…we had house guests and then my oldest was sick. I do most of my quilting in the evenings after the kiddos are in bed, but with the start of the fall tv season, I’ve discovered a few new shoes that I just love, so that means there is even less time to sew and quilt.
Anyway, I finished quilting the baby quilt, (still without a name), and last night I prepared the binding and sewed it to the front of the quilt. Now I’m on to hand stitching the binding to the back of the quilt—a good task to do in front of the tv! 😉
Thanks to Jen and Emily for their suggestions on what to name this quilt. I’ve narrowed it down to 2 options: (1) Caterpillar’s Meadow (2) Pink-A-Boo. Which one you like best?
For the quilting I used Sulky Blendables Thread…I so love this thread! I used #4026 Earth Pastels. I’ve used the blendable thread before: Butterfly Fling Squares (#4102 Spring Garden); Mod Quilt Sampler (#4030 Vintage Rose); Red, White, & Bold (#4105 America). If you’ve never used the blendales thread I totally recommend it as it blends really well when you have a top with lots of different colors and if you use a light solid back, the back looks really cool. When I’m done with the quilt I’ll take some closeups of the back and post the pictures.
I love making baby quilts!
One of my best friends is having her second baby. She’s having a girl. My friend doesn’t really like girly colors or baby colors (ie, no pastels and nothing overly girly). She likes earthy colors. So I dug deep in my collection and came across a fat quarter bundle I had of About Town, by Monaluna for Robert Kaufman. Perfect.
I chose the Sanpshots patern from the Happy Hour (by Atkinson Designs) pattern book. I love all the patterns in this book, and can’t wait to try them all!
So loving how this baby quilt is turning out! It’s girly, without being overly girly and it’s also earthy with the browns and greens!
I need help naming this quilt!!! Any suggestions?