Friday, February 5, 2010

A Tiny Baby Quilt


After I finished Amber's commission quilt I wanted to make a small present for the baby using up some scraps. To make this tiny quilt I took a cue from my sister who makes these for babies to use while strapped into baby seats, like this baby below.

They are just the right size to fit over their laps and keep them warm while providing a satin edge and minkee backing to feel. Then when they are older, they can use them to put dollies night-nights like my daughter does.


I found the perfect green minkee for the back to match the green in the fabrics. I'm not usually fond of animal prints but the green matched perfectly! I got the minkee at the most FABULOUS quilt store in all of Central Texas. It's called the Quilt Haus in New Braunfels and they have probably 500 bolts or more of exclusively designer fabric! When I walked in and saw the ENTIRE collection of Nicey Jane in every single colorway and print I just froze. My brain said 'turn around and walk out before you spend the rent!' Anyway, I digress.


Here's the back, I just quilted it very simply.


And here it is next to the one my sister gave me that I patterned it after. I LOVE the Heather Ross one, you should click the photo to see it bigger!

Enjoy!

13 comments:

oxoprn said...

Haaaayyy...Oh. OK.

When I began using minky they only had a few styles and in the past year there are so many varieties! The Michael Millers are cute and the zebra that you found is from the "tweens" collection. There are some really cool prints in this collection: http://www.minkydelight.com/mitwfa.html

Love your sis

karen said...

what a sweet thing to do, and what a sweet little quilt. You are so lucky to live near a great quilt store!!

Katie B. said...

These are so sweet! The baby will love this.

Margot said...

Your stitches are so tiny!! You do a beautiful job.

Jenny said...

cute little quilts...and the satin binding is a soft touch...ohhh, how i wish any of my sisters were quilters!

Kelly said...

Just found your blog. Love your ideas!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Babies just love those satin edges! And I drove through New Braunfels once! But I wasn't much of a quilter then.

Wendy said...

What a sweet little quilt! And I agree with Marot, your stitches are beautiful!

A Wonderful Life! said...

that is sooo adorable.

Wanda said...

Your little baby quilt is wonderful! It's so small and...well, perfect for a little bbay! The one your sister gave you is also nice but the colors in yours are right on!

Susie said...

oh simply gorgeous, you are talented, thank you for stopping by my blog giveaway.

Susie

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

I really like Quilt Haus too! I live in San Antonio. They do have a pretty awesome selection and I find myself going up there to stop in even though I've started my own online shop! I'm going to follow you, not just for Friday Follow but because you live so close and love quilting like me!

Anna

amy smart said...

These little cuties are so sweet! What a fun project and a perfect little gift.