Saturday, June 29, 2013

Tumbler Baby Quilt!


I finished Nicolas' baby quilt last night and took it to him today. I was going to take a photo of him on it, but I was too busy holding him;)

I used the leftovers from the first quilt and material from the curtains. For the stars and circles, I used fusible and raw edge. I used variegated thread and a blanket stitch to sew them on. I decided to quilt by hand, using a medium blue floss, which I think, makes it look more fun. I would have liked have quilted stars on the border, but I wanted to finish it, and went with a simple border stitch. The binding was done with a vintage satin material that I had bought to make curtains. Never made the curtains, but found a great use for it.

The fabric is Down Under, that I won from Henry Glass & Co.


Here is a closer look at the stitching. As you can see, I am not perfect, I missed the edge on a few places but that is ok, he won't mind;) I like how the variegated thread looks, but the lighter color makes it look like I missed a few spots.

And for you new moms and grandmas, I found a wonderful tutorial for making a Mei Tai Baby Carrier. After seeing the ones you can get now, I thought this was a wonderful carrier, for those of you who can sew and read directions, unlike myself. It is in a PDF format, so you can print it out.


11 comments:

Tiff said...

Very cute! I love the color scheme. Baby quilts are my favorite to make because they are small and work up pretty quick.
Great job!
Tiff

Jacque. said...

Cute fabric. Way to go, Gramma!

paulette said...

LOVE*LOVE*LOVE this baby quilt...and the stars just give it the extra pop!! Too cute!
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Terry said...

What a sweet baby quilt! :0)

Raymond Homestead said...

So cute!

Jacqueline said...

It turned out darling. Cute fabric and cute pattern. Way to go.

moosecraft said...

Ahhhh! Soft soft and wonderful! What a Grand-ma you are!!!

Fiona said...

lovely little tumbler quilt... I don't know that there is many of us who get every stitch perfect ... I love those colours together...
Hugz

Quilt Hollow said...

Such a sweet quilt for little one! Well done!

Karen said...

You did good making the baby quilt. And done before he grows up. I know you are enjoying the new baby.

Carole said...

it turned out lovely! Glad to read that you have been enjoying the outdoors! Cheers!