How many quilts can a baby use?… really?

Way back in November when Benjamin was still “the baby” and all items to be made for him had to be gender neutral I bought a piece of fabric from the Safari So Good collection by P&B. I loved the bright colors and clear design and knew I would use it for the back of a special baby quilt…

Back home looking at the fabric, I drew out some of the animals and trees onto paper. Then I traced them onto pieces of yellow Kona cotton, all ready to stem stitch with some of the Valdani #12 perle cottons I have collected along my way.

The blocks travelled with me to California back in January. They accompanied me to the neighborhood needlecraft group, went to quilt board meetings and sometimes just stayed home and kept me company watching tv on my own. I changed my mind about how I would set them into my quilt many times along the way but eventually there comes the time when a decision has to be made so I trimmed them and set them into standard size blocks using fabrics from my stash… Sashing came next to complete the top ready for quilting…

The quilting was delayed one day when I sewed through my finger… I was actually clearing some loose bobbin threads at the time and put my foot on the pedal – not a good idea!! It was a good time Sher was home to extract the broken piece…

I hope Benjamin is going to like this one…

A close up of the center block…

and the zebras…

I’ll take it with me on my next trip to Rockford. Surely it’ll be worth a smile…

3 Comments

  1. Sally Sheets said:

    OH! Darling quilt! Enjoyed looking through and reading your BLOG too!
    I want time to do some of that sewing again…I used to do lots of it once upon a time…long ago, up until my children HAPPILY came along!

    May 20, 2010
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  2. Julia said:

    Ooooo! It turned out very cool! Ben can’t wait to see it in person. šŸ™‚

    May 21, 2010
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  3. Ute said:

    What an awesome and beautful quilt. You did it again!!!!! I bet P&B would love to see how you transformed their fabric design. I am so glad that I know you.

    May 27, 2010
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