Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A flowery baby quilt

Zac's cousin and his wife had a baby in September, and the whole family was thrilled when they found out the baby was a girl. Zac comes from a family of lots of boys, so Maddelyn is the first girl in a long time.

It was fun to make a girl quilt for a change, but I didn't want it to be too girly. Erin told me that they were planning a nursery with red accents that would be super pink, and when I saw this fabric, I knew it was perfect.

Maddelyn's older brother received one of the very first quilts I ever made. This is another favorite - it just turned out so cute!

I should point out that is my gramma's couch, not mine. No offense, Gramma. It's a nice couch!

I gave you a sneak peak of this baby quilt a few months ago, but I forgot to take pictures of it before I gave it away! Thankfully, I stole a few pictures when we saw them over the holiday.

Here's the quilt in progress at my gramma's house in the fall:

And here it is finished!

It looks really busy in this picture, but it isn't as crazy in person!

This gives you an idea of the size.

The back is a dot minky that is so soft. And you can see how pretty the quilting is!

I only quilted in the nine-patch squares, and left the flowers free. It made for a beautiful quilting design on the back of the quilt, too!

I found the idea in a book, but there's really no pattern. The nine-patch squares are made from jelly roll (2.5") strips, which makes cutting them a breeze. They are 2.5"x2.5" squares, and the flowers are appliqued on 6" squares.

This is one of my favorite quilts I've ever made... it was hard to give away. Hopefully Maddelyn loves it as much as I loved making it!

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  1. Both are soo beautiful!! The animals are darling in the first one. The fancy quilting design is a beautiful effect on the snuggley minky. Maddelyn is a lucky girl and it will be cherished for years to come!
    Totally relate to it being hard to part with your creations sometimes!

  2. Both of those quilts are so pretty! You are very talented! I love that the back of the girly one is so soft too!

  3. I love love love the flower quilting and the colors and pattern is awesome. I've never quilted with Minky fabric, but it always beckons me in the fabric store. ;)

  4. They are so beautiful. I love the pattern. Creative!

  5. Love both of those. You have amazing talent. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. Would love you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home.

    P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and enter your quilt.

  6. This turned out great! I love the binding and the minky backing . . . such a cozy way to finish a quilt. I should try that sometime.

  7. Wonderful job!
    WE Love it!


  8. This is gorgeous. I would love to learn this but just can't take on another project. :0 Thanks for sharing your beautiful creativity.


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