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Friday, April 8, 2011

Put the Needle on the Record...

We have featured Val from Pink Please before, she sure whips up some darling projects. How much do you love this quilt? I don't even understand how people are making these things! I am going to check out her tutorial that she just has featured on Moda Bake Shop. One day I will make one of these things! Thanks Val!

This quilt was born when a good high school friend of mine, Liz, became pregnant with her first child, Vivian. Liz recently lost her father, who was an exceptional man, and I wanted to make her an extra special gift from the heart.  For her baby shower, I decided to make Baby Viv a little quilt.  Well, it started out as a quilt, and ended up more as a playmat. 

I've been trying to get more creative with naming my quilts. The name, "Put the Needle on the Record," was born because I had quilted it in a pattern that looks just like lines on a record.  I couldn't resist the "needle" pun either.

Baby Viv on her new playmat.

I was inspired to make this quilt by this picture.  I searched for a pattern on how to make it, but couldn't find I made one up.  I was lucky enough to have my tutorial featured on Moda Bake Shop.  Head on over there if you have a special baby that needs a quilt just like this.  I've also included how to make a matching changing pad from the scraps of the playmat.  If you'd rather not cut into your stash, you can make both the playmat and changing pad with just one Jelly Roll of fabric!

I hope it brightens your day.

A little more to the story: 

Jenny of Sew Kind of Wonderful and I have been emailing back and forth about the name of this quilt. 

Jenny: "Isn't the name of your quilt in a song?  cause I'm singing something in my head!"
Val: "Yep!  I can't thik of who sings it the Beastie Boys?
Jenny:  " was a fun rap in the early 90's."
Val:  (after googling it)  "PUMP UP THE VOLUME!!!  That's it!"

I. heart. google.  What did we do in critical situations like this before it existed?


Thanks to Quilt Story for featuring this blog post!



Jill Chapman said...

I adore this quilt. I've never thought of a circular quilt before and it looks amazing! Just need to wait for someone to get pregnant now!

cinzia said...

Stunning! that is one lucky baby!

Deanna said...

Beautiful! Glad you included a pic with the baby on it--helped me get a better idea how big it is.

Carol said...

Oh I absolutely LOVE the vibrant colors in this uniquely shaped quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Splendorfalls said...

I love this quilt! Awesome Val!

Javorkowo Aga Jaw said...

cudne !!!!
naprawde cudne!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Haha! You are so right....around here when we are discussing something and aren't sure, we look at each other and say "better google that!" Love the bright colors in the playmat!
Jacque in SC

~ Val @ PinkPlease! ~ said...

Thanks for featuring me again, Megan & Heather. You guys rock!

Go-Go Kim said...

I love all the color and the shape. Very awesome quilt!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

I love this quilt! When I first saw it, I thought it was smaller, like a dresden plate block, but seeing the baby on it puts it all into perspective!

Midnight Creations said...

There MUST be a mountain of seams under that center. It is so cool, off to look at the tutorial.

Anonymous said...

its beautiful! great job... I have never seen one like that before