Baby Quilt

17 Feb

It’s official. Baby Page is allowed to come whenever he or she wants to, because I finished the baby quilt! It only took me three days from start to finish, and I didn’t even go crazy! That’s more than I can say about the last quilt I made in three days, although I had NO idea what I was doing that time. (Note to any would-be quilters out there: give yourself at least a week to finish your first!)

The quilt and I had a photo shoot this morning so I could show it off to you, dear readers. Here goes:

Hey, pretty curtains, stop trying to steal the quilt's thunder! You'll get your own photo shoot when I finally get around to photographing the nursery!

Here she is, in all her glory! I followed a tutorial from Moda’s Bake Shop, with a few minor tweaks here and there. I couldn’t locate any Moda charm packs called for in the tutorial, and my favorite little quilt shop in Goodlettsville was closed the day I wanted to start (and by golly, I wanted to start this quilt on MONDAY! I didn’t have time to wait ’til TUESDAY!), so I just went to JoAnn’s for fabric. JoAnn’s is sort of like the Walmart of craft stores. I have champagne tastes when it comes to fabric, so it was a little disappointing to work with lesser quality materials, but I think it turned out well overall. Also, it’s probably going to get pooped on, so…

Those little triangles bordering the pinwheels are called prairie points. They’re sewn down securely and look perfect for a gummy teething session, don’t you think?

It’s backed with this high-contrast graphic pattern and bound with a polka dotted pale yellow fabric.

Hey, crib skirt, didn't you hear me talking to the curtains? Pipe down!

Glamour shot on the crib!

Baby Page, doesn't this quilt look so cozy? Doesn't it just make you want to come out and snuggle? What's that? You want to stay in there two weeks past your due date?! Um... can we talk about this?

Well, that’s about all I have to say about the baby quilt. Time to go put away my sewing machine and vacuum up all the thread on the floor!



4 Responses to “Baby Quilt”

  1. fabi February 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    It is beautiful, Erica! Can’t wait to meet baby Page!

    • ericapage February 17, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

      Thank you, Fabi! You are so sweet. I need to see little Miss Mia again soon. I just could NOT get over how adorable she was when I saw you last.

  2. Stacy February 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    That is GORGEOUS! I wish I knew where to even start with sewing/quilting!

    • ericapage February 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

      Thank you so much! It’s a very simple pattern, but it yields a nice result. And, whenever you DO get started with sewing, there are so many great tutorials out there that really take you step by step (by step!) through the whole process. I’d be happy to direct you to some whenever you want!

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