Thursday, February 5, 2009

Finished Baby Quilt

My little guy's quilt is done! Thanks for the comment that identified this pattern as Cobblestones. It is my first time machine quilting, and I just went for stitching in the ditch. I like how quickly it went! Next time I hope to try some free motion quilting.


A coordinating applique pillow:



8 comments:

Betty J in OKC said...

Where did you find the car applique pattern? I know my e-friend on www.fatcatpatterns.com has one, but yours doesn't look like that one. Thanks for letting me know.

teaginny said...

It's not a pattern. I liked the car outline on a gift bag I got at a baby shower. I just photocopied the car from the bag and blew it up a little. Then I used freezer paper to trace it and make the applique pattern. I used the same method, but with paint, to make the car paintings in the first picture.

Harley Dee said...

So cute, and that pillow is just perfect with it!

Jessica said...

That's beautiful! I have been searching for an easy quilt to make for a friends baby shower and you did it perfectly ( the same exact colors I was looking for also ). Please do tell me, did you follow a pattern, how can I do this? I am also very new to sewing. Thanks.

teaginny said...

Thanks Jessica. I did not follow a pattern for this. I can give you a basic idea though. Cut the center square (color A) of each block 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches and two squares on another color (color B) the same size. Sew the color B aquares on either side of the color A square. Now cut two strips 9 1/2 by 3 1/2 of color B and sew onto the top and bottom of the strip you just made. You will end up with 9 inch blocks when they are all joined in the quilt top. Hope that helps!

Jessica said...

Thanks for your help, I think I'm gonna give it a go!

tracy_a said...

great quilt - great colors!

Rachel D. said...

Beautiful !