Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bunting Baby Quilt

I have tried to make quilts for a few of my good friends when they have had babies.  A little while ago, one of my really good friends had twins.  To be honest the thought of making two pieced quilts was a little overwhelming.  At that time my life was on overdrive and I had too much to do as it was. 

While searching for a fast and easy, yet cute pattern I came across this from A Pretty Cool Life.  I love the colors and how simple it is.


Since she had a boy and a girl, it was fun to change up the colors to make them gender specific.


I made my quilts a little different size then the pattern says.  They actually ended up being larger.  When I went to the fabric store to get the white material, I came across a great sale, so I ended up buying material that is meant for bed sheets.  This material is so wide.  When measuring the width of the quilt I was able to just cut all the way across.  The width of the material is the perfect amount for the front and back of the quilt.  I also used more bunting because my quilts were larger.


I wanted to add a little something to the quilt.  I loved the simplicity, but felt it needed a little boost.  I decided to add embroidered clouds as part of the quilting.

I wanted the baby girl quilt to be different from the baby boy quilt, so I decided to embroider pink clouds.  I love how they look with the pink fabric.


This quilt was so easy.  I am definitely going to make more if I ever need a quick project.


15 comments:

Jennifer said...

This is darling!! Great job! From the last picture your binding looks just perfect! Any pointers?

Katie and Van said...

I LOVE this! I know of some twins coming this summer---I'm definitely going to make one for each of them--thanks! :)

Carlee Dynes said...

You are a much nicer friend than I am. I haven't even managed to make a quilt for my own son and he's a year and a half. You have motivated me to get going with that already.

Jill said...

Oh my, so cute! I'm loving the bunting craze right now!!!

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

Love this! Seriously! I would be floored if someone gave me a quilt... especially one with hand embroidery... for a baby shower. And you did two! Thanks for linking to the pattern. I'm thinking this would be a great one to use for a baby clothes quilt. My wheels are turning.

Tori said...

So pretty and simple! Great job!

Sachiko said...

This is so cute! I love the clouds.

Hannah Jacklyn said...

This is just adorable! the colors and patterns kind of reminds me of the ones i chose for a paper bunting I just made in my kitchen. :)

Shannon @ Creative Catalog said...

So cute!!!

Evie n Lizzie said...

WOW! I love these quilts!
I am inspired to make one for my sister's baby!

Jill said...

That's really cute! And I always love simple but fun quilts. Good job!

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MessyMissy said...

That is so adorable and fits right in with the bunting theme that is so strong in blogland nowadays. I don't quilt much at all....but I think THIS pattern I could do. :-) I would love it if you would link this up to my blog party, A Marvelous Mess. At each party I will pick one project to feature on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/02/marvelous-mess-2.html

Ruth H. said...

That is beautiful! How clever to add the embroidered clouds.

Jerri said...

What an adorable quilt! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

Love it! I'm featuring you at I Made It! Monday on Ninth Street Notions tomorrow. Come visit, grab a featured button, and link up a new project!