Thursday, March 31, 2011

cutting corners baby quilt

I wanted to get several sewing projects done before the baby was born, but turns out that sitting at my sewing machine while 9 months pregnant wreaks havoc on my pubic bones so I gave up. But, I was finally able to get Lark's baby quilt tied and finished with the help of my mom when she came to stay with me for a few days after the baby was born (thanks mom!!).

I used Rachel's Cutting Corners Lap Quilt tutorial from her Modern Patchwork e-course. I had totally forgotten about making a baby blanket until I saw this quilt so I knew I had to make one for Lark, it was meant to be! Rachel's pictures and directions were clear and super easy to follow, I just changed the measurements up to make a smaller version.

For now it is on LM's toddler bed until I can get around to finishing her new 'big girl bed' quilt. I'm thinking I'll try out a chevron striped pattern for her.






And here's a view of the quilt as a whole.


For the back I wanted more color, so I cut random widths of leftover fabric and sewed them into stripes. I love that it's an entirely new look when you flip it around since I tend to like change often.

I hope to get in more sewing time again now that Lark is settling into a more predictable nap schedule. There are several more tutorials from Modern Patchwork that I am excited to try out among other projects on my long 'to-sew' list (a list that never seems to get any shorter!). What have you been sewing lately?

xo

7 comments:

  1. it's so pretty!

    i need to work on my sewing skills so i can make sweet things for my baby girl coming soon. :)

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  2. Hey, it's beautiful! You may like to link to kootoyou.com creative space page... if you haven't heard of it already :)

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  3. Beautiful quilt-I especially love the back! But I'm absolutely drooling over the cradle at the end of your toddler bed!

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  4. I made a quilt for my youngest son but much simpler and it was work. Yours is a beauty.

    I am sewing dolls dolls dolls until Got Craft ends.

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  5. that is beautiful! love it!
    m x
    http://lifelessordinary1.blogspot.com/

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  6. Beautiful! I adore the back as much as the front. That little dolly cradle is very special too. What a wonderland of girly goodness!

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  7. Love the quilt and love the paint color. Mind sharing what it is? We're hoping to paint our nursery over the holidays and this color is perfect!

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