Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bennet's Quilt from Stitch Fancy


Super sweet nursery quilt finish today by Tara from Stitch Fancy.  A darling quilt for her sweet baby boy!  It's no secret I love this fabric line, Backyard Baby, I'm about to have a quilt finish of my own!  I love her take on it, her pattern choice and the sneak peeks of the nursery!  Stitch Fancy is a fun blog to visit, home decor, baking, quilting, she does it all :)  Thanks for sharing!
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I’ve had this quilt finished for a few months now but haven’t gotten around to taking pictures of it.  It matches the other bedding I’ve already posted about here.  Once his room is finished, I’ll post more pictures of everything all together.   My husband is sanding the wood floor in the baby room as I type, and it looks like we should have the floor finished within a couple of days.  That’s the last major step, so once the finish cures for a day or two, we should be able to start moving furniture in, hanging curtains and pictures, etc.  It will definitely be nice to have things more together than they have been.  We’re really cutting it close on this one—my due date is two days away.  However, with my luck, the baby will go late (ugh), and we’ll have things ready and waiting.  At this point, I don’t even care what’s finished and what’s not.  I just want this baby OUT!
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Onto the quilt—I chose a chain-link type pattern.  There are several patterns for sale, and the one that I followed most closely for mine was from Cluck Cluck Sew and can be found here.  I did not buy the pattern because I wanted to make several changes to it for size and visual reasons, so I thought it would kind of be pointless since I wouldn’t be following the actual pattern anyway.  I first saw this type of design in a very different quilt on flickr, which led to some googling, and this quilt was born.
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For the back, I had hoped to be able to make it work with just one width of fabric across the quilt, but it turned out to not be quite enough, so I added the polka dot scrap strips down the middles.  I like the look, though, so it probably worked out for the best anyway.
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For the quilting, I again went out of my stippling comfort zone and did right angles intersecting each other in box shapes.  I thought this mimicked the quilt top better, and I’m very happy with how they turned out.  However, since I don’t have the skill to do right angles (and keep them straight!) with the free motion foot, I had to use the walking foot, which involved LOTS of turning, which was soooo not fun.  However, I’m happy I suffered through it because I love the end result.  Maybe one day I’ll be good enough to do that with the free motion foot, which would make things a lot easier.
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I bound the quilt in a gray matching print, and I haven’t added the label yet.  I think I’d like to make one with his name and birth information on it, so I’ll just sew that on later.
PS I saw this on her sidebar and had to add the photo!! Congratulations!

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12 comments:

Barb said...

What a great baby quilt that is, and the colors are so calm and soothing for a little one. And best of all, the last picture makes the quilt perfect!

Pen Pen said...

What a pretty quilt and I love the backing fabric!! And the baby is gorgeous...so precious all snuggled up in his new quilt, made just for him!

Leila said...

Beautiful baby and quilt!

Becky said...

Really cute fabric! Just love the baby quilt--it turned out wonderful.

LynCC said...

*Love* those polka dot strips on the back - a perfect touch of interest. :)

CitricSugar said...

It's a beautiful quilt. Add a sleeping baby to any beautiful quilt, and it becomes the most beautiful quilt in the world… THat is one darling little pudding pop!

traceyjay said...

too much sweetness here! gah!

claudia said...

I love, love, love that quilt! But...better yet is that picture of a sweet sleeping baby boy! He. Is. Precious!!!

Linda M said...

Love all the coordinating fabics. Love the colors, your quilt pattern and your baby!

claudia said...

Hi! It's me, Claudia again. I saw your comment about not being able to get ahold of me, my email's keep bouncing back. It's because I didn't get a chance to change all my email addys before I shut down my part of the carrier at my od house. Sorry! The new addy is: momacita22 at yahoo dot com. I hope I didn't miss out on my prize because of it. I did reply on an older post of yours, but that would be silly, because I'm sure you don't have the time to go back over all your od posts to look for new comments. Silly me!

LoBo333 said...

Awesome quilt! I love what you did with the design and the fabric choices are lovely for your little boy. And I think the back turned out better with the strips of fabric added in. Thanks for sharing.

trish said...

How absolutely precious!! :o)