the baby quilt

Its been finished for a few weeks-probably 2-and just chilling while I tried to find my battery charger for my camera! Finally cleaned up a bit around here, so here it is!

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that bed is not made (i.e. all sheets and blankets lumped in a huge pile), full size bed-just for size comparison.

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My friend Adrienne designed this pattern and I just scaled it down (ghetto style) to baby size. some of the clouds are cut off at the edges.

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the back says “security blanket” and has the Peanuts characters Linus and Snoopy (my favorite character of all time-not just Peanuts)!

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I’m holding it a little crooked, but if it starts on the floor it comes up to right under my chin. I want one for myself.

It wasn’t HARD to make necessarily, but some of the steps were daunting. I thought the applique of the clouds and birds would be most difficult, but I actually got the hang of that pretty quick. The clouds are also fleece, and fleece is super easy to work with.

I also have had baddddd experiences with bias binding in the past, so I wasn’t too thrilled about doing the binding. But it also went together very easily. (I watched several episodes of Dr. Who while HAND-SEWING on the binding)

The most difficult part was quilting. And I didn’t even make awesome patterns or anything just (tried!) to follow the lines. but even though its a baby quilt, that’s a lot of fabric to stuff under the machine. The back of the quilt (Peanuts side) is flannel, so that stuck together pretty well with the batting, which I was very grateful for because I only had about 10 safety pins holding it together before that.

So maybe next time I’ll send it off to be professionally quilted? I don’t know. I have another one in the works and I really really really want one for myself!

So much to do so little time!

Off to sew!

xox

k

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