Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fluff and Nonsense Baby Quilt

Today Leslie from Fluff and Nonsense is sharing a quilt made for her soon-to-be-arriving sweet baby girl.  This is such a perfect little pattern for a baby, and I love the fabrics that Leslie chose.  So put your feet up and enjoy a good quilt story!

I did it!! I checked off another finish before the baby comes....this baby girl quilt(using Oh Fransson's pattern, inspired by Emily) turned out better than i had hoped.
I had the flimsy finished last week in time for sew and tell...however it took me a little longer to complete the rest of the steps...piecing the back, basting, quilting and binding. You know, all those things that make a bunch of fabric that you cut into tiny pieces a real quilt.
I even gave it the good old wash and dry. I was fighting with myself about this, as usual, but in the end i forced my own hand and it was just fine. Thank goodness for color catchers...i use them even when i probably don't need them, because it makes me feel better. I was worried that the nicey jane fabrics and the osnaburg would shrink differently, but they were surprisingly the same! Hooray!
I quilted it with my standard straight line method using my walking foot and some thread that i had stashed away for just the right project. I used a king tut brand variegated thread that had most of the colors in this quilt and just a hint of pink. This was my first time working with variegated thread and it looks really cool. I like it. I am not sure if you can see it in any of these pictures, you might just have to take my word for it.
Many thanks to my little quilt holder. I chose these pictures, above, because i loved the shadows of her in each shot.

I am so flattered to be featured and included in your blog along with the other amazing quilters that you have shared before....people whose blogs i read and i never consider myself at the same quilting caliber as they are. this is so amazing to me. thank you.

Thank YOU Leslie for letting us share!  This quilt is beautiful.


Leslie said...

thank you so much...i did not realize that in my post i was not that clear about the gender of the baby. i made this to be the girl version, since we don't know what we are having, and have made a different one for a boy with very different fabric!!! i am so excited to see my quilt here today. thanks again ladies for featuring this

angela said...

Fabulous quilt - I especially love the osnaburg with the Nicey Jane!

Sequana said...

You have done just a marvelous job here! And it reminds me to get out my osnaburg again.

I like the shadows of the quilt holder too. *S*

grammajill said...

Love this!!