Tuesday, March 31, 2009

For my sweet baby to be...

In no way related to scrapbooking, but I just want to show off the baby quilt I just finished. I started with adorable Debbie Mumm and other quilting fabrics, and a rough plan. I purposely didn't wash any of them (or the cotton batting) because I wanted it to shrink after it was quilted, giving it sort of an old-fashioned handmade look that I love. I'll show you what I mean in a minute. The piecing and quilting was all done on my machine, but the binding... miles and miles of binding...

IMG_5825.jpg picture by Dielledl
was handmade out of the same flannel that I used for the back, and then handsewn to the quilt. And I have the holes in my fingers to prove it.

Here's the quilt finished, but not washed...
IMG_5828.jpg picture by Dielledl

And after it's washed.
babyquilt-sm.jpg picture by Dielledl

I don't know if you can really see the difference, though it's very obvious when you hold it. Here's a closeup...
babyquilt-close.jpg picture by Dielledl

I don't know, maybe it's knowing this will be my last baby that's doing it, but I'm just having such a great time creating things for this little guy. I have one sweater almost finished... just need to sew the arms on, and another one about 1/2 knit. Good thing I still have another month and a half. All this other stuff is definitely cutting into my designing. Oh well, the cycles we go through, I guess. Now if only we could agree on his name!

9 comments:

Audrey said...

what a sweet quilt! I want to make some quilts soon, but I have to add that to all the other things that I want to do...ha!

Vicki said...

DL, what a great quilt. I love farm fabric and those cows and sheep are adorable.

Lori said...

i hasd forgot u were having another baby!!! congrats and sorry for being out of the loop. i hate it when i do that! thanks for your sweet comments and i am gonna dd u to my blog roll at my private blog so I can keep up with ya!

Little Dragon said...

WOW!! that quilt looks fabulous!!!

Krysten & David said...

Love it, but then when don't i love something you do.

Denise aka wererich said...

I'll have to think about not washing next time I make a quilt. I'm making one right now but pre-washed everything. It's sad to think of having the last baby but you also appreciate them that much more because they are the last.

kitty said...

wow girl, u are so creative!!

Melissa said...

Great quilt, I love the colours you used.

gabs said...

oh I so love it - wonderful