Project: Baby Quilt

September 11, 2008

A dear dear friend is having a baby in early October and I’m sewing a baby quilt for her!  I’ve only made one quilt before, so its been an adventure, but a fun one.  I’m so much more disciplined than I was last time I quilted, which has sort of made me feel like a grown up.

I bought these fabrics at Purl Patchwork where they were so nice and so helpful.  Also, the prices are pretty fair, especially when you factor in shipping costs. In addition to the fabrics above, I’m quilting in old dress shirts from her father and husband as a way to fit an extra bit of love into the quilt.   The photo below is the quilt that I’m basing my design on.   I’ll post it when I’m done, of course!

Oh and this Alexander Henry fabric, “Zoo” is what I’m using on the back.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

alicia September 11, 2008 at 1:20 pm

Oh, what a precious idea! I love the brown with the lions and elephants. can’t wait to see it!

Nancy September 11, 2008 at 3:10 pm

How lucky that sweet baby will be, swaddled in Abbeyness.

Jealous.

Casey September 11, 2008 at 7:41 pm

Ohhhh she is going to love this! Is it too early to place the order for mine? :) xo Casey

Paige September 11, 2008 at 8:56 pm

when i have a baby i am hunting you down!!! that is the cutest quilt i have ever seen!!!

Raina September 11, 2008 at 9:52 pm

Oh wow! That’s going to be something else. I can’t wait to see the finished product.

I make nursery-themed or birth announcement needlepoint pillows for friends who are expecting.

jill September 12, 2008 at 4:59 pm

the fabric is wonderful! the end result will be very beautiful. don’t you just love Purl???

camilla September 13, 2008 at 6:05 pm

All I can say is: so beautiful in so many ways.

M September 14, 2008 at 11:52 pm

This is seriously so gorgeous. I think you may either a) start a hipster quilting renaissance or b) talk yourself into an Abigail Quilts custom line!

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