Friday, November 4, 2011

Elephants and Bikes Baby Quilt

I guess I'm a softie for new babies and new quilts. Subsequently I've made a baby quilt for each of my boys. With each quilt my skills have improved.  
Evan's quilt was a simple rag quilt where none of the corners matched up, but that quilt remains a favorite.  Dean's quilt was simple strips that were sewn together.  It was the first real binding I had ever done, and I tied the quilt with white baby yarn  because I didn't have a sewing machine that could quilt.  Fast forward 3 years and I have a better machine and I've made a lot more quilts.  

So for this third baby quilt I wanted to do something great. Well the great ideas didn't come. All summer long as my belly grew I contemplated the baby quilt I wanted to make.  I had seen the Michael Miller collection of fabric called zoologie that had animals, and another that had bikes.  I couldn't decide which I liked better until the women at the fabric store said why not use both.  So I bought up some fabric, and waited for the great pattern idea to come.  And it came in the form of a pin on Pinterest.  Nettie over at A quilt is nice  did a Pips quilt that was layed out and quilted on the diagonal.  What inspiration!!  I loved the rounded corners too.

So I took my fabric and inspiration and made "elephants and bikes" as I'm calling this quilt.  I learned that minkie is really hard to piece.  And that basting a quilt while 9 months pregnant is never easy.   But that when made with love anything is possible.  I just love the way this quilt turned out and the little guy it was meant for. 
I'm entering this quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, I'm a first timer.  It's a great way to see beautiful work out there!  I'm #580.
Amy'sCreativeSide

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great colors!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

I had a hard time seeing that quilt because I was so distracted by that adorable boy!!! Congrats!

I love these fabric lines, you did a great job! Love it.

Lisa said...

Beautiful use of these fabrics!

Margaret said...

sweet fabrics, sweeter baby ~

Margaret
msolomo1@maine.rr.com
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Marg said...

Fabulous quilt, I love the layout and such a lovely cute baby too.

Leanne said...

Beautiful, modern quilt, and it looks great with the cute baby.

laura said...

sweet quilt, sweet baby!

stitchinpenny said...

I love Michael Miller zoology and I used the Michael Miller bicycles on my entry as a backing. I love the way your quilt turned out and may use the concept to make a quilt soon.

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

That is so cute! I love the rounded corners, too. :)

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Marybeth said...

Jennifer, this quilt is adorable. You are truly amazing. Your new little one is beautiful!

Morgan Moore said...

It's gorgeous! I love it!!

Janelle J Fritz said...

You should totes enter your work in contests! Adorable quilt, and darling Grant. (The mummy outfit is amaaaazing!)