Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Baby Steps


Thats what I'm taking on my sewing machine. Don't want to overdo it. So I started a baby quilt for my neighbour a couple of weeks ago and just did bits at a time. I had it layered up and ready to quilt. On Sunday I decided to start the quilting - a simple machine stipple. Because it was small it was done in no time - after a few tension issues - grrr !! I got binding on and sat on Sunday evening hand sewing it down. Very pleased with myself as the baby wasn't due until October 14th.

Funnily enough the next day we got news that little Millie had arrived the day before surprising everyone being 3 weeks early. How funny is that ? Seems I wasn't early but bang on time - lol ! I popped round earlier today to give her mum the quilt and she was delighted with it. Sometimes you don't know if a quilt will be appreciated or not do you ? She really seemed to love it and although I'd told her I made quilts I don't think she'd seen any I've made. Anyway here it is


I love pastel colours and had fun choosing these fabrics.



First finish I've had in ages - hurray !! I would quite like to make a bigger version of this in Autumn colours but am trying not to start anything else - maybe next year.

I'll tell you more about my tension issues next post as it's getting late - lets just say I had a dash to a quilt shop for thread and whilst I was there grabbed these fabrics.




Later on that evening ( about 6 hours later ) I remembered I was supposed to be on a fabric diet - lol ! Knew it wouldn't last.
See you soon xx

17 comments:

Vicki W said...

What a cute baby quilt! I really love the block you used.

Sharon said...

That is a very cute baby quilt! Congratulations on finishing it on time!!! ;-) Tension problems is what drives me the craziest with sewing machines!!! Mine is an old Kenmore, but still works fine. Last weekend I gave it a cleaning and oiling and changed the needle and adjusted...and adjusted...and adjusted...etc...the tension. LOL!
I love your comment about being on a fabric diet. I wouldn't last either. :)

Gene Black said...

I love the quilt. It took me a couple of minutes to see how the design is made. Very clever.

I am just not able to stay on those fabric diets. ((sigh))

Gail said...

darling baby quilt! Just right for Millie. The universe was looking out for you letting you finish just in time!

claudia said...

The baby quilt is adorable!
Glad you were able to do it...hope you continue to feel better and better.
Fabric diet...ACK! You deserve the fabric!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh how cute is taht! I love it! I'm glad you got it done just on time, but didn't need to push too hard. I owe you an email....!!!! (work was too busy today)

black bear cabin said...

two pieces of fabric doesnt count...you are still sticking with the diet because you just finished something, so its okay to replace it with something else :) heheheh adorable quilt, and i agree, it would be lovely in fall colors!

Anne Ida said...

No wonder your neighbour were pleased, this baby quilt is soo cute!

And that fabric diet - sometimes we just "have to" ;o)

A Time for Stitching said...

Love the pastel baby quilt! The colours are not too 'pastel-y', if you know what I mean. Don't think I've seen that pattern before - it's simple but effective!
Ha ha - love the fabric diet lapse, it's the same with food diets - I remember after I've eaten something I shouldn't have!!
Teresa x

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a lovely quilt Andrea - I saw that block design somewhere else in Blogland last week and forgot to draw it .... you've saved me a lot of trouble in trying to find it.

Ali Honey said...

That's a lovely "Timely," baby quilt. So glad you were able to sew. Lucky wee babe.

Floss said...

Love the birdy fabric, diets never last.
The baby quilt is so cute, glad the babies mum loved it.

orchidlover said...

Gorgeous baby quilt and I love the fabrics you bought

Love and hugs Gina xxx

*karendianne. said...

The timing was perfect so can I faint now? hee. :) I love this baby quilt. Great design.

scraphappy said...

Perfect colors for a baby quilt. How funny that you finished early and so did the baby!

Cathi said...

What a fabulous baby quilt! The pattern is fabulous -- and I can definitely see that in fall colours.
I started laughing at the fabric diet line -- I think fabric diets are cruel! LOL

Brenda said...

Wonderful quilt! The fabrics you chose work great together. Most people really do appreciate quilts as gifts for any occassion. I hope that your tension problems are calming down and all is going well!