Sunday, December 29, 2013
Pretty Baby In a Flash...
As I was literally sewing on the binding for Mon Amie and dreaming of actually laying hands on a project of my own, I was asked by a coworker if I could (quickly) make a cuddle quilt for a new baby in her family. Because I am completely incapable of saying no except in the most dire of circumstances, my projects got set aside until the new year and I whipped up the last quilty finish of 2013:
Using the Tick Tock pattern from Growing Up Modern by Allison Harris, I paired up some pretty pastels that seemed to fit a sweet baby girl with some white and lavender Posy fabric for the background.
These blocks are super quick to make - granted I used a lot less blocks than the pattern called for to make it "cuddle" sized - so that I had the entire top done (including fabric ironing and cutting!) after bedtime in one night.
I backed it with a carnation pink minky that had a sweet paisley pattern. I made the baby's initial applique from a remnant of the ballerina prints I used for the last batch of cuddle quilts.
It all got bound with the last bit of the pink two-tone ovals. At 25" x 35" it is the perfect size for cuddling a new baby girl and for lots of naptimes to come!
I was really hoping to have a last clothing finish for the year - I'm working on a Princess Elsa costume for my oldest - but it's looking like it will be finished just in time for January. Stay tuned for a year-end wrap up!