Baby Quilt with Natalie #2 by Siffstitch

Summary

Category:
Sewing for Kids
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-07-07T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-07-07T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

My nanny charge really liked making the quilt she did for a baby shower earlier, and wanted to enter a quilt in the upcoming state fair. I suggested she could make one for her cousin's baby, but she said she'd rather give it to my little girl! Miss A helped Natalie pick out fabrics at Gathering Fabric in Woodinville (the purple and pink are Timeless Treasures Rain and the orange and blue are Dimples by Gail Kessler for Andover Fabrics). Natalie really has an eye for picking fabrics and set out some combinations of fat quarters for Miss A to chose from, and this was her favorite. I wasn't surprised; she kept going for the Rain fabrics! The green is also from Gathering Fabric, just plain lime. I helped her stitch it together with yellow thread, since a lot of Miss A's stuff is yellow. She'll have to wait about two months to use it, though!

It's a very simple quilt: four fat quarters cut into equal squares and stitched together, framed with strips of fabric and then sewn to the back with batting in the middle.

Second place at the Evergreen State Fair.

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Comments

Speattle

Your baby baby is getting lots of bright blankets, isn't she?

Charlie

This is soooo simple, I find myself asking: why do I think I have to make it so hard by doing all the smaller pieces when this one is DONE and ready to use. Thanks for the 'minimalist' reminder. alarm_clock It was time for a wake-up call to simplify!

Siffstitch

Charlie

Thanks, Charlie! I really admire the more complicated quilts and might try one day, but for now when I'm fairly new to sewing and helping someone even newer, simple is definitely best! smile

Charwirfs

Great fat quarter project, so colorful. What makes it even more special is that the girls were part of the fabric selection. Entering it at the fair and winning a ribbon is pretty neat too.

Siffstitch

Charwirfs

Natalie really has an eye for fabric selection! There was a both set up at the fair with women making quilt blocks for Project Linus--fair goers picked small squares to make nine piece blocks, they sewed them, and later they'll make them into quilts. She arranged a few blocks for that (so did her friend, my mom, and I).

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