Saturday, May 28, 2011

Baby Quilt

I have some pictures to show you of my very first quilt. My friend Lucy showed me the basics when I made a table runner and place mats while staying with her and her family for a visit last summer. Shortly afterwards she announced that she was expecting baby #3. To me this was the perfect opportunity to show her how grateful I am for her friendship, guidance and for showing me what wonderful things I can achieve when I put my mind to it.

They made the decision not to find out the sex of the baby so I was left pondering what colors to use. I had in my stash of fabrics some embroidered Winnie the Pooh fabric in both blue and pink I had bought them about 9 years ago when I was expecting my daughter we too chose not to find out so when I got the fabric all those years ago I got both just in case.

I also bought the softest fluffy fabric in green and yellow and on yet another craft shop visit another Winnie the Pooh fabric caught my eye. At this point I was a little spoiled for choice. Being indecisive I used them all on the front of the quilt and when the baby was born I was able to use one solid panel of pink for the back (yes, you guessed it pink for a girl).

I had a bunch of scraps left over at the end so made a bag for the quilt so Lucy can carry it around when she is out and about. Because of my personal attachment to the fabric used there is a whole lot of love in this quilt and I hope that we can go visit them all very soon.

Thanks for looking




Lucy Wilson said...

We LOVE IT! Thank you so much nic for the love,thought and work that went into this gift xxxxxxxx

Sonya said...

you are beyond talented!!! not only did you make a quilt but also a matching bag! WOW!!! I lvoe the way the bag looks. You could switch the fabric out and make it for everyday use :)