Monday, 3 September 2012

Baby Quilt

Not strictly (or at all) card related I know, but I like to indulge in a bit of sewing now and again.

The pictures below are of a baby quilt which I've made for my sister who is pregnant with a boy who is due in a couple of months.

There are four different types of fabric. The white with the blue pattern was a pillowcase which belonged to my nan. She died a couple of years ago but I kept the pillowcase thinking I'd make it into something in the future so this was the perfect thing. Baby would have been my nan's first great granchild, she was a wonderful lady and would have loved to be around to see him so it was nice to have a bit of her in something for the baby.

This is my first quilt ever so it isn't perfect but I don't think it's too bad all things considered! It took me a day to make but I enjoyed it and will definitely be making more in the future as I quite enjoyed it.



And a close up of the fabric...


17 comments:

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow nicki how amazing ... and how super to use a pillow case that has such fond memories ... I am sure your sister will treasure it well done ... it certainly is a work of art ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... hope you have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

ALI said...

This is lovely, something really special!

annesyme said...

Gorgeous creation and so lovely to have something of your Nan's passed down.
Anne x

crafty-stamper said...

what a gorgeous creation full of memories -can't believe you made it in a day though
carol x

MissyG said...

Beautiful quilt I'm sure it will be treasured
Linda xx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Your quilt is really lovely I would feel so special if someone had taken the time to make something like this for me and so lovely to have a part of your nan on it too xx

Michaela said...

Oh WOW, what a stunning quilt,Nicki. Your first quilt ever!? You could have fooled me (LOL) It is absolutely brilliant! Great choice of fabrics too. Also I can't believe it only took you a day to make I think it would take me a whole day just to get myself organised and cut all the pieces. You are a star.
Michaela xx

Alizabethy said...

What a very special quilt with lovely memories built in!

Dawn said...

WOW, totally gorgeous. Perfect gift for a baby with some many nice memories.

Trace said...

Lovely, Ive never tried quilting, but I do appreciate finished blankets. Happy blog hopping xx

craftyeyes said...

wow fab blanket lovely colour Tracy x

Sarah said...

Only a day to make THIS? I can't believe it - fantastic work. My younger son's little boy is due in November - do you fancy making another?? Sarah x

carrie-lee said...

great quilt and only a day, wow!

Dips said...

Oh, you are clever. I love to see different crafts when Hopping, so thank you so much for sharing this lovely project. I can't believe it is (a) your first go at patchwork and (b) it only took you a day - you are very clever!

sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous and perfect for my new challenge sponsored by the lovely Sarah Hurley, I would love if you could join in here :-) http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/exciting-new-challenge-for-all-my.html
Happy hopping! Elaine-xxx-

Heike said...

This quilt is fab. And I can't believe that it only took you a day to make. You've done a great job there.
Heike xx

ChrisAndCat said...

This is gorgeous, love the design and patterns you chose.

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