27 July 2011

Baby Quilt











... and a matching cushion too. I am really happy with the end result!

The pattern and quilting was very much inspired by this quilt - I fell in love with the zig zag lines. And I am saying inspired because I could never execute anything as amazingly as Rita. And while I am writing this odd Oscars thank you speech, may I say huge props go to my machine's trusty walking foot and thanks to my machine for not quitting on me and always believing in me. Well. Mostly.

The fabrics came mainly from scraps, except the lovely elephant fabric which I completely adore! I did not make the binding - I have lost my bias tape maker so popped into Amitie this afternoon to grab some binding there. It is very dangerous to live close to Amitie. I had to sit on the floor to rummage through the bias binding basket, and had difficulty getting up again, and I'm sure everyone in there thought I was going to go into labour clutching my bias tape and that my waters would break over all the lovely quilts. Now there's a scenario to have nightmares about.

I have been spending so much time at home resting and recovering and this was the perfect little project to keep me calm and trucking along on the machine. And what a glorious day today so I could photograph the quilt in the sunshine! I hope the baby will like her heirloom. She will probably say "but mum I want barbie sheets from Target". Bad luck dude, bad luck.

7 comments:

Georgie Love said...

It's gorgeous! You should be well pleased with it! If it helps at all, we have thomas the tank sheets UNDER Ruby's handmade quilt. :-)

dropstitch said...

This quilt is amazing! I love it! Making a quilt is on my long list of baby to-dos too, but I'm not sure it will happen. I've never done any quilting. Still, it's as good a time as any to learn!

babygalah said...

Beautiful - what an amazing thing to gift to your baby. Enjoy this beautiful sunshine.

Claudia said...

It is the most beautiful quilt ever! wow wow wow!

Yarn Wrap said...

what a lucky baby. Very stylish room.

kate said...

oh wow!! great job - a gorgeous quilt!

Gina said...

You are a quilting goddess. Well done! Love the zig-zags - in fact the whole thing is very 'red pepper esque' but very YOU at the same time. And a cushion - rah! (I'm so for buying the binding. Could not be bothered making it at the moment. Have also 'conveniently' lost my binding maker so I just bought some on etsy to finally bind my hexie quilt!)

PS please send me your address. I would like to rock your roof (or post you something cute - you take the risk!)