Monday, August 31, 2015

Baby Girl's First Girlie Quilt

And I say "first girlie quilt" because I suspect there will be more at some point. I have to say, finding out that the new baby is going to be a girl was really exciting for a number of reasons, one of which was thinking of all of the adorable fabrics that I've hoarded over the years that just haven't been right for the numerous quilts I've made for the munchkin over the years. It was fun to pull out loads of Heather Ross and Sarah Jane and Aneela Hoey fabrics to make the first girlie cutesy quilt for my daughter-to-be.

Deciding what exactly I wanted to make was hard, but I knew I wanted some simple patchwork. Don't get me wrong, or worry that the pregnancy hormones have somehow broken my love for paper piecing, I still love it! I just knew that for this quilt I really wanted the fabrics to be the stars, rather than the piecing, so I kept it simple and cut a boatload of isosceles triangles and started throwing them onto my design wall.

 Baby's Girlie Quilt in Progress by Elizabeth Dackson

I stuck with the concept of keeping it simple for the quilting, opting for a simple meandering stipple in my trusty white Aurifil (#2024), and then bound it in a super sweet, soft print from Sarah Jane's Wee Wander collection, called Meandering in Petal. It had just the right amount of softness to bind the whole thing together, no pun intended!

Baby's Girlie Quilt - Full photo by Elizabeth Dackson

Quilt Stats
name: Baby Girl's First Girlie Quilt
size: 40" x 48"
fabrics: assorted girlie fabrics, including Heather Ross, Sarah Jane, Aneela Hoey, and Lizzy House, as well as others
quilting: meandering stipple in white (#2024) 50 wt Aurifil thread
binding: Sarah Jane Meandering in Petal from Wee Wander

A super simple, but sweet finish, and I can't wait to give her some tummy time on this beauty in the new year! Hope you have a wonderful Monday, and I'll be back to my regular project, the Epic Sampler BOM, next week!

Baby's Girlie Quilt - Detail photo by Elizabeth Dackson

14 comments:

  1. A beautiful quilt! Love the soft tones and choice of fabrics!

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  2. That looks so sweet and soft, I love it! I look forward to seeing pictures of your baby girl on the quilt next year!

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  3. It is beautiful- but what does the back look like? Did you use Wee Wander for that too?

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  4. Awww, so cute. She will love it!

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  5. This is a beautiful quilt.
    I am so happy you are going to have a baby girl. I pray that your pregnancy continues to be easy. I have this fabric too. My daughter just had her baby girl in June. I am a gramma now!!!!
    I can't believe that either but I really do love it. She is such a great baby. very alert.
    I am so happy to see this quilt-- and what it represents♥️

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  6. Adorable! Girls are fun because for a while you get to do a LOT of pink! Mine grew out of it, but it was fun while it lasted :) Congrats on your little girl

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  7. So happy for you, once again. I love the girly quilt.

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  8. Ahhh, this is sooo pretty! I need to break out my girlie fabrics and get making!

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  9. I love it Elizabeth! So happy for you! I've been hoarding some of the same prints. Must be hoping for a granddaughter some day...

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  10. Congratulations for your new baby girl!! This is a beautiful quilt to welcome her with.... I am sure there will be many more! Christine x

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  11. That is so soft and girlie! It will be perfect for the tummy time AND for lots of snuggles.

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  12. I love playing with soft colors for quilts intended for girly girls or babies. Your quilt is great. I have yet to make a triangle quilt, but I keep seeing all of the wonderful examples that others have made peeking my interest more and more. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

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  13. I love how the Princess and the Pea fabric worked in this quilt. I have some stashed but was hesitant to cut it up. Just lovely.

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  14. Perfect way to showcase those sweet girly fabrics. Big congrats!

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