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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Abby's Baby Quilt: Finished!!

I'm so happy with how this quilt came together and turned out.  So simple and so cute!! :)
It started with this pile of fabric:


So first step was to pull it all out, including the easy to follow instructions that came with it, and start cutting the fabric.

My tools of choice?  A self-healing mat, grid ruler, rotary cutter, iron + ironing board and my Brother sewing machine.

Iron first, measure twice & cut carefully is the motto I live by!

The scrap pile after cutting the squares out:
Scraps free to anyone who wants them... just leave a comment! ;)

I won't bore you with the exciting process of sewing together squares...... I'll just cut straight to the chase on this one!

After this, I added the lavendar chenille border......

And then I made a quilty sandwich consisting of the top, backing fabric (sage+cream flannel stripe) and two layers of cotton batting.  Once stitched together and turned inside out, I stitched my small 6" long opening shut by hand and tied the blankie with lavendar yarn!  And here it is....

And here's a semi-blurry pic of my sister unwrapping it at her baby shower last weekend!


Now I just need to make one for Abby's big brother Creighton...


He definitely needs a snuggly little blankie too! :)  I have a plan.... and the fabric.... and this next one I'll show more how-to since it will be my pattern.  Like the pattern I used for Abby's quilt?  You can get your own kit at JoAnns!

6 comments:

Kiersten said...

great job auntie!

Cindy d said...

Fabulous! You are a woman of many talents. :)

Heather Landry said...

That came out so very pretty Amanda! I love the purple color scheme. So much more awesome than pink!!! LOL Just so sweet!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh this turned out BEAUTIFUL!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

It looks adorable. Great work! Quilting is so satisfying, itsn't it?

Anna said...

Good job my friend!

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