This is my first baby quilt made for Sophia, my first great-grandbaby. She is due Oct. 12 and I hope and pray she makes a safe arrival into the world.
The front of the quilt is made with a cream colored flannel, with flannel for the tree trunk and the monkey. The butterfly and palm fronds are made from scrap fabric I had on hand. The monkey does have ears that flopped over after I washed the quilt. I think I'm going to tack them down.
The monkey is from Simplicity pattern #2428. The tree was my own design. I cut the butterfly using my Cricut Expression using the Storybook cartridge.
The backing fabric is Urban Zoologie by Robert Kaufman. I purchased it on Ebay from nauvooquiltcompany. She was a terrific seller and I love the soft fabric.
I don't know if you can see my "leaf shape" quilting but I wanted to do something unique and I'm fairly happy with it. What I don't like if how the flannel got all nubby when I washed it. I washed it alone and it already looks old. I hope it will look okay after more washings.
I hope you like my first baby quilt. I did finally understand how to make my mitered corners. It took me to about the third corner, but it finally clicked as to what to do.
Let me know what you think of my first baby quilt.
Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!
I'm married to the best guy in the world and have one son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren, (two grown boys and one granddaughter) and a new great-granddaughter who was born Oct. 12, 2011.
I've been crafting most of my life starting out drawing, painting and sewing as a kid.
I've been stamping since 1995 and love sharing this hobby with my granddaughter, Scarlett, and anyone else who will listen and wants to learn.
I made my first quilt in the summer of 2008 and have enjoyed quilting very much.
I also enjoy reading. Give me a good book and I won't do anything but read.
I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog and hope you have a great day.