Friday, November 4, 2011

I May Become Additcted to Sewing Baby Quilts...


I made this baby quilt for my cousin who is expecting her first baby next month.  I had so much fun making this and I am really happy with how it turned out.  I am seriously thinking about starting another one even though I don't need another baby gift at the moment!

You may have seen the pattern for this quilt out in blogland.  It was designed by Vanessa Christenson of  V and Co. and was featured on Moda Bake Shop

My cousin isn't finding out what she is having, so I tried to make this pretty gender neutral - which is much easier said than done!  It's so hard to find fabrics that work for both a boy or a girl.  It looks a little more "boyish" than I wanted, but hopefully if it's a little girl she won't mind!

This wasn't hard to make - just took a little time.


I had heard good things about spray basting and decided to give the 505 spray a try after reading great reviews online.  I LOVED it.  So much easier than pinning together all the layers.  And especially great for free motion quilting becasue you don't need to keep taking out the pins to quilt.



Do you quilters get nervous when you put your finished quilts in the wash machine?  I think I was praying the whole time it was in there that it would come out OK!  It did, thank goodness!  I love the puckered look the quilt has after if comes out of the wash machine.






My free motion quilting could use a little practice!





Here is the back:


Do you recognize the Amy Butler fabric?  I've used it on so many projects.  It's a favorite, for sure.

Hopefully my cousin and the baby like it as much as I do!

40 comments:

  1. Aww, that is so pretty! Congrats to your cousin :D

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  2. Ahhhhh, I LOVE it! Love, love, love, love it! Did I mention I love it? We're having our third in February - also a surprise gender - so you can go ahead and get started on the second one. :o)
    Seriously, too stinkin' cute. I have a few quilts pinned on my Baby Room Pinterest board, but if I'm honest with myself, there's no way I'll get one made.
    There's just somethin' about a baby quilt that makes ya all gushy and mushy inside. :)

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  3. This is a fabulous quilt...do you sell these? I'm expecting in December and have been scouring ideas for baby bedding/quilts. You really should put these on Etsy!
    Jennifer

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  4. Like I said on Facebook, it is truly amazing. I don't think I would ever tackled lettering! I have made only 2 baby quilts in my lifetime! What at fabulous gift - will be a keepsake for sure!

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  5. You're so talented...love these! Happy Friday! :)

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  6. This is so stinkin cute! But I have a question, it may be a dumb one but I've never quilted! Is it a special machine when you top quilt and is the squiggly pattern all automatic? I hope that made sense!

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  7. This is adorable, you are so talented!
    Well wishes for your cousin, she is lucky to have you ;)

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  8. I really like your quilt! Quilting scares me. Maybe someday I will work up the nerve to try it.

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  9. This is beautiful Alissa. If you weren't so busy... I definitely see an Etsy shop in your future. Maybe for when you retire : )
    dana

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  10. Your blog is spectacular! I love all the colors, your talent in design and crafts, everything! Very well done. I'm glad I found this!

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  11. Looks beautiful Beege! I love the green back and the words are so cute. I can't believe how good you are at making all these things, all the little details that go into it -- I could never do that! Clearly I missed one of the genes you got...

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  12. I don't think there is anything you can't do!! ; ) Love it! I have been dreaming of making a quilt forever! Seeing this is giving me some motivation! How did you do the free motion? That and the binding are the two things that holding me back from starting one.

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  13. Beautiful job Alissa! Your sewing skills are impeccable!

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  14. I like the eat,sleep,repeat blanket.

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  15. Great and best jobs Alissa... Nice to meet you, beauty ^_^

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  16. Very cute quilt and I'm sure your cousin will love it! I don't sew but I sure admire those who do...thanks for sharing!

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  17. It's impossible for your cousin to not like the quilt...it's absolutely adorable. I even love the back of the quilt! Every day I spend in blogland I find yet another reason why I need to learn to sew.

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  18. I absolutely love it!! I wish I had the talents to make one myself.. I would love something similar to that for my son!!

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  19. Looks fantastic- I love the simplicity of the colors and the phrase. It is something that will be treasured!

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  20. wow, thats beautiful. i absolutely love it.

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  21. That is extremely impressive. As a mom, I would buy a dozen of those! I hope you're thinking of selling them because I think you'd be very successful at it.

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  22. Wonderful quilt--you are a good cousin!

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  23. I just love this blanket. You did a great job!
    Blessings, Joanne

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  24. Come on, your quilting turned out great! I love the quilt, it's so charming and apt. Wonderful!

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  25. What a lovely quilt. You do an exceptionally good job. I'm a bit envious :-) I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  26. That is definitely one of the cutest quilts I have EVER seen - amazing work!!

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  27. This is amazing, Alissa. I think you look like a FMQ pro! Fantastic job :) That's going to be one lucky baby.

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  28. That sooo cute XD. Great job, the color combination is doing well for the eyes. I would by it as a present (I dont have babies).

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  29. I'm sure your cousin loved this cute quilt. A couple of ideas if you want to make more, but don't have a baby to give to. You can donate to hospitals that have sick kids who would love a new quilt. Also, friends who have pets, love having cute bedding for their inside furr babies. My mother has made baby quilts for all her granddogs and grandcats. Or you could sell some on Etsy.

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  30. excellent job. all quilt are wonderful. have a nice day.
    Thnx a lot

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  31. This is absolutely gorgeous! I am coming to you one day for this! I love it

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  32. omg! how super cute is this! i would have loved to snuggled up in one of those when i was a baby.

    too cute!

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  33. Very cool the tips, I loved the work, it was really beautiful. The details are amazing, you are very detailed. I loved it.

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  34. thats adorable
    i love your work, its really cute :)
    shows amazing talents
    http://paulsblogofeverything.blogspot.com/

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  35. I love that quilt and I'm not even a baby. My kids are big, but no matter who that kid is, it will be love at first sight!

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  36. LOVE IT!!! I would so love to learn how to make a quilt...

    Heather

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