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Baby Quilt for newest "Grand"

Becky-book's picture

I made this quilt for the newest grandbaby before we were sure she was a girl. Thankfully I guessed right and went with the pinks!!

Sorry the photography is not too good, I'm not as good with a camera as baby's momma is!!

My daughter saw a Clotilde catalog and pointed to a quilt photo on the cover saying "that is cute!" so I made up something sort of like what she saw.

The detail photo shows where I had to stitch on a butterfly because I didn't notice a flaw in the white cloth until too late!! The nursery has these butterflies on the curtain I made 2 years ago.

Becky


Edited 4/26/2008 8:50 pm ET by Becky-book

Lazybug's picture

(post #31145, reply #1 of 12)

Oh that is so beautiful. I am not a quilter, but when I saw your sweet baby quilt I thought maybe I, too, could get interested in this.
Thanks for sharing the photo.

KittyKat77's picture

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That is beautiful Mom!

I think the butterfly is a nice touch, "fix" or not. But you know me and butterflies!

Josefly's picture

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That is so pretty, Becky. The butterfly just looks like a planned, sweet surprise; isn't it nice sometimes that an error or flaw makes us more creative and produces a better, more delightful result?

How did you apply the butterfly?


Edited 4/28/2008 12:32 pm ET by Josefly

Becky-book's picture

(post #31145, reply #5 of 12)

The butterfly comes from the cloth that we used in her nursery window quilt, made before we knew the first was a boy. That piece work curtain has several prints and several colors and some white cloth with pink, blue, yellow and green butterflies embroidered on it. Since I kept all the scraps, I found a pink butterfly, treated the cloth around it with fray-block and cut it out. Hand stitched it in place.

I think I posted photos of the window quilt a few years ago, don't have that file on this computer, maybe I can find it in the archive.

Becky

Becky-book's picture

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Here is a photo of the window "quilt" in her nursery.

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Josefly's picture

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What a great window quilt. Could be used for either gender, I think.

dollmarm's picture

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OH wow - beautiful !!!!   HOW Precious - 
have a quilt my mother-in-law made for her son (my hubby) when he was a baby that I am now passing it on to our daughter for her baby !  :~) 

I did not use it for it was so delicate and had it hanging on the wall.  

Thanks for sharing the photo :~) 

dollmarm's picture

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Hey, the butterfly looks like it was intended there.  NICE ! 

I have a new grandbaby coming.  We do not know as of yet and my daughter does not want pink and or blue.  PLUS she and her hubby will decide what colors they want after the birth.  They live in TN and the family in Ga surprised her sat with some neat baby things.   We, her parents live in Va so we will not get there until after the baby arrives :~( 
I love the quilt.   I am cross- stitching a baby announcement and will fill in the name as soon as the baby arrives.   I  have many ideas and even some fabric set aside for either one.  
Thanks for the pictures you did a great job.  Did you make the one underneath the baby quilt?   :~)

Becky-book's picture

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The quilt on my bed was a great internet find... King sized,with 2 pillow shams for $70, I couldn't make it for that!!!

I am blessed to have all my grandchildren in this state, and within driving distance (less than 2 hours!)well, except for the one who is in heaven already!

Becky

dollmarm's picture

(post #31145, reply #7 of 12)

You are right - it is a grand find !

YOU are so very fortunate too to have all your together. 

Both mine and hubbys family are in the same state.  We have traveled all over due to hubbys job.  Our daughter was here with us and then she met this young man that 'stole' her heart (we like him too); he has a 7 yr,old Autistic son that he wanted to be near and we do understand that.  So they moved to TN to be closer to him. 
WE have talked many of times of moving closer but .....  
AS for now my hubby is remolding a townhouse and then we will work  on the home we are in.  We have an autistic son who still lives with us. 

MY oldest son is in Heaven.  I lost him before he was ever born. 

WE hope to see our grandbaby as soon as we can. 


How old is your new granddaughter?  Have you made her anything else? :~)

rodezzy's picture

(post #31145, reply #10 of 12)

Oh, those baby quilts are beautiful and that rail fence pattern is very easy and fun.  I've made it many times.  Love the photos and the quilt behind those is awesome too.  The pictures were good.  I can feel the love and excitment in your pictures.  Good job.

Rodezzy, Fiber Artist

Rodezzy, Fiber Artist

VKStitcher's picture

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Your quilt is so pretty--perfect for a sweet little girl!  Thanks for sharing.

Vickie

Vickie