Saturday, June 2, 2012

Mini Doll Quilt for Baby's Nursery

I finished a baby quilt for a special friend of mine who is expecting. I know she will appreciate a handmade gift by me. I don't usually make things for my friends unless I know they will treasure it. Otherwise, I just purchase something; that always works and is a safer choice.

Since my friend is expecting a baby boy, I decided on this particular shade of baby blue that also matches the color of her baby shower. Not sure why, but I wanted to give it a vintage look with lace.

I embroidered a very cute baby duck using a pattern found on Flickr. It's just so cute! You have to check out other patterns available. I started with one quilt, fell in love with it, and decided to make another one to keep. Does that ever happen to you? At this rate, I will be making two of everything!

I am really happy with the look of linen combined with these baby blue fabrics. I hand quilted around the duck and machine quilted the rest of the quilt. I also incorporated these vintage wood buttons I purchased from Taiwan many years ago. The benefit of making two of the same thing is the ability to try different ideas. Which one do you like more?

I finished this quilt with a blue and white twine for it to be hung on the wall. I also created two fabric covered buttons using this tutorial to go with the twine. I hope the recipient likes it, and that it will look cute on the wall in the baby's nursery. I certainly enjoy having it hung in my sewing corner. It may be time to make another one in pink with a bunny embroidered in the center!

I am linking up to Quilt Tuesday, see my sidebar for their button.


Maryse said...

So cute! I like the one with the little teddy bear button! I'm sure your friend will like it, it is lovely!

Carla said...

Very lucky friend! The duck is adorable and I pick the bone button. :)