Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tumbler Bows Baby Quilt

Today I finished binding the "Tumbler Bows Baby Quilt".
The pattern is an original design by Nanette Merrill of Freda's Hive.


I am making this with little girl fabrics. Most of the pieces are from Amy Butler lines.
I'm not much of a pink fan, but I loved these together.
I usually don't quilt my own quilts either, but this one looked like something I could handle.

Just follow along and stitch in the ditch. I can do that.
Besides I wanted to look oh so stylin' in my machine quilting gloves.
Who could possibly pass up an opportunity to wear these?
All of the fabrics were from fat quarters so I made the binding scrappy.

I put minky on the back. I know a baby will love the softness of the backing, and the texture of the nubs.
This is being tucked away for my daughter Amy who is expecting. We don't know if she will have a girl or not as of yet. After two little darling boys everyone will be happy either way. But, her mother-in-law had a dream that the next one is a girl, and we would love it if she's right.

14 comments:

Amy Dayton said...

I better be having a girl because I LOVE LOVE LOVE that quilt!! It must be mine!

dotti white said...

I absolutely love the baby quilt. You did a lovely job! And the minky---so soft! Thanks for sharing!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very girly, soft and cute!

Material Mary said...

The quilt is fabulous. You did a great job on the quilting as well. I would give it 10/10.
Mary

Janet said...

The quilt looks wonderful, so cheery and you did a good job with it.

Jackie said...

Love how it turned out! Good for you for doing the quilting, it looks terrific. That will be a wonderful baby quilt with the minky on the back... so soft!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aw Nedra the quilt is so incredibly lovely. The fabrics are beautiful and it is such a good feeling to quilt your own quilt! Baby quilts are perfect for that. I'm glad you enjoyed making it. I have one nearly exactly like it with minky on the back and all. Different fabrics, but the same feel with modern fabric. Sweet, so sweet. Thanks for showing it!! You're fabulous.

Nicole said...

That is beautiful Nedra. I love the fabrics, and the pink! I like green and pink together.I also really like what you did with the back. That is a fun addition to the quilt. One of my favorites...I think. Until you make another one.

Sherri said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! And Minkee on the back too...perfect! I keep asking Nanette about the pattern...she's going to try to have it on her Etsy next week!

~D Spack~ said...

MMMM I love your quilt. Great combinations: Nanette, Amy's fabrics, and minky and of course your great quilting! Good job! Love the binding. I do love making baby quilts. I have a good stock of them at this point and NO grandbabies!!!

Dawn said...

It turned out fantastic!! You did a great job with the quilting!

Eileen said...

Nedra.. it turned out so lovely.

I have a question. Do you have a walking foot attached there to your machine for quilting?

Gayle said...

That's so cute Nedra! I have to tell you about a friend of mine - she has four children - only one is married so far, and there are no grandchildren on the horizon yet. However, she has made about 20 baby quilts for her FUTURE grandchildren already! She's afraid that once they start arriving she'll be too busy to sew so she's stockpiling them! LOL

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Nedra, your baby quilt turned out so cute and what a great gift to give. Was it hard to quilt with the minky on the back?
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie