Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Chelsea's Quilt

Today is Show and Tell Friday on Amy's blog. This is the first time I have ever participated, but I am hoping to do it more often. Which means I will hopefully be finishing up all the UFO's* I have stuffed in the closet.

*UFO's~unfinished objects

Chelsea's quilt

This is a quilt I made for a little baby girl. I babysat her mother when I was a teenager. Yes, that makes me feel old. Anyway, I didn't have time to make her one and have it ready for her shower because I was still working on Roman's quilt. I went to her shower with another small hand made gift. I told her I wanted to make her a quilt. She already knew she was having a girl and got a lot of pink stuff that day. When I asked her what she would like she mentioned a smaller quilt that would match her stroller. It was sage green and chocolate brown. I was all over that! Small, green and brown....how hard could that be? Well, I had the hardest time finding fabric for this one than I have ever had in my entire life! Those two colors in a combination was super hard to find. Everything was lime green, or if it was brown it had pink or blue. So I ended up finding a few pieces at the local fabric store. But everyone that I found didn't have very much left on the bolt. I think all of the greens could be considered sage but they are different shades. I was afraid it I picked just one that it would clash horribly with her stroller and that would drive me bonkers. So I bought what they had and went home to try to figure out what I was going to do with it.

I measured a little fleece blanket that Bryson had gotten for a baby gift. I used it with his stroller and it was the perfect size. Just big enough to tuck around him but not so big that it got tangled up in the wheels. That was the measurement I was aiming for. I cut strips 2 1/2" wide and alternated between the greens and browns. I ended up with it being 28"x37". It took me longer than I had hoped to finish it because I could never find the time to work on it. But I finished it Tuesday night! I machine pieced the top and hand quilted the entire quilt. I also added all the binding by hand. I took it to her mom at church on Sunday because she keeps the baby during the week and she was going to give it to me for her! I hope she likes it!

Sara

21 comments:

Can't Believe I'm Sewing said...

That's a great size for a baby quilt!

Kiwi said...

That is so pretty! You are very talented :) I'll have to hire you to do some quilts for me someday.

Candy said...

I love it Sara! I think you did a great job. I love the block style on this one. You are so talented!

Lesly (aka Shadrach Meshach and Abednego) said...

I'm sure she was thrilled to get a beautiful quilt that matched her stroller. Great finish! Thanks for sharing!

nat said...

I'm sure she will like it! I know I do! Please remember me if I'm ever lucky enough to have a baby!

Diane said...

This is adorable! I love the colors!

Dee said...

What a pretty quilt for such a practical purpose! I love how thoughful you were on this project. The colors are beautiful and you've done an awesome job!

Thanks for such a fabulous Friday Finish.

Blessings!

KQuiltyBee said...

These colors are just lovely. I always love the square in a square. A simple yet sophisticated quilt for a little one--it is sure to become a favorite! Nice job.

Sara said...

Another Sara! And you spell it the same as I do...

Love that baby quilt. It is really beautiful..

You won't find my name on the list this week - I got nothing done!

Suzanne said...

I really like the green and brown. Refreshing after seeing so much pink/brown and blue/brown combos!

Karen said...

The quilt looks perfect for the stroller. The colours look lovely.

Pokey said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely green and brown stroller quilt. I have collected some for this color scheme, too. You have a sweet story here, too. Lucky baby!

Leslie said...

this is so cute...i love it. great finish

The Tripp Family said...

love the colors, glad you were able to finally find them! I'm sure she will love it! thx for visiting my blog!

Sew It Up! said...

I really like the colors you picked. One gets tired of pink. The quilt came out so pretty too.

Kimberly said...

I love those colors together. I am esp. fond of your backing fabric. Excellent job.

Heather said...

Aww... you did a beautiful job on baby's quilt, and the love and care you put into it really shows! Those colors are so popular in baby things right now, but difficult to find in fabrics. You did a great job, and it will certainly be loved. ;o)

Towe said...

Hi! I found your blog by clicking on "next blog" in the top banner. You have a realy nice blog and I look forward to read more. That is one beautiful quilt you've made! towe

Nina... said...

Such earthy and warm colors. It's just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. You have a lovely family!

amylouwho said...

I love those colors together! It's a really cute pattern too!

Thanks for joining us this week!

Rene' said...

Great quilt. Love the colors. Good idea to make it that smaller size. Thanks for sharing.

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