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I made a baby. Then I made a quilt. Then I put the baby on the quilt.

June 12, 2013

The title says it all really.  If you don’t want to look at cute photos of my baby on his new quilt, then stop reading now!

Quilt - front view on the washing line

Quilt – front view on the washing line

I used 12 squares of patchwork effect fabric which I cut into separate squares, and 12 squares of red gingham, and sewed them all together into a patchwork quilt top.

Quilt - back view on the washing line

Quilt – back view on the washing line

I used red fleece for the quilt backing, to make it extra snuggly and warm.

Quilt binding

Quilt binding

I used pre-made wide bias binding to bind the edges, and as you can see I didn’t bother with mitred corners!

Quilt on the floor

Quilt on the floor

I didn’t have much of the kid’s fabric left, so there’s quite a bit of repetition, but it was good for de-stashing as I had this fabric since 2009!

Put the baby on the quilt

Put the baby on the quilt

This is my third quilt and definitely the easiest – probably because the patchwork squares are so big and the only quilting I did was straight lines along the patchwork seams.  I just wanted to keep this simple and stress-free!

And now, I will leave you with a ton of photos.  I couldn’t resist choosing them all, so these pictures are really more about the baby than the quilt.  I hope you will forgive me!

Baby is sick on the quilt within 2 minutes.  Look how pleased with himself he is!

Baby is sick on the quilt within 2 minutes. Look how pleased with himself he is!

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“Thanks for my new quilt Mum!”

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“Cheese!”

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“You want a picture of me holding my toes, right?”

"And you need another picture of me with the whole quilt in, for the blog!"

“And you need another picture of me with the whole quilt in, for the blog!”

"How about this photo?  Your readers can look at me whilst also admiring the blanket to my left!"

“How about this photo? Your readers can look at me whilst also admiring the blanket to my left!”

"Ooh!  A toy!" *rolls onto side*

“Ooh! A toy!” *rolls onto side*

"Mum, you don't need to have two of me on my side.  Oh, go on then!"

“Mum, we don’t need another of me on my side…”

"Do a close up of my ickle baba toesies!"

“Do a close up of my ickle baba toesies!  Everyone loves baby feet!  Plus, my pajama bottoms are stripy!”

Blanket + muslin = ultimate comfort

Blanket + muslin = ultimate comfort

"I think I might suck my thumb now, just to appear even more adorable"

“I think I might suck my thumb now, just to appear even more adorable.”

Slurp slurp...

Slurp slurp…

"I'm cute and I know it."

CUTENESS!

"Hey!  I love the fleece backing, Mum.  And the bias binding.  Good job!"

“Hey! I love the fleece backing, Mum. And the bias binding. Good job!”

"You didn't get a photo of me wrapped up in it!"

“You didn’t get a photo of me wrapped up in it!”

So, there you have it.  Rufus’s new quilt.

 

 

13 Comments leave one →
  1. June 12, 2013 2:03 pm

    Cute baby and lovely quilt. Win all round x

  2. June 12, 2013 7:01 pm

    Aww! A cutie on a quilt!

  3. June 12, 2013 8:24 pm

    Aww! My baby does all those things too (including being sick on newly sewn blankets/garments within seconds… grr!)

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      June 17, 2013 3:16 pm

      I guess we should just take it as a seal of approval!

  4. June 12, 2013 10:57 pm

    Very adorable! Love the last picture, snug as a bug :)

  5. June 13, 2013 10:26 pm

    Aww! Almost enough to make me feel broody again,(but not quite:) ). Gorgeous quilt too, but your beautiful boy does make it hard to pay attention to you workmanship I’m afraid.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      June 17, 2013 3:16 pm

      Haha! No amount of cuteness will entice me into having another now!

  6. June 14, 2013 12:54 pm

    He’s gorgeous…and the qulit is great too. :) He looks as if he can roll right off it though and keep rolling across the floor!

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      June 17, 2013 3:14 pm

      Funny you should say that… ;-)

  7. June 15, 2013 10:47 pm

    Cute cute cute!

  8. anne carter permalink
    June 16, 2013 2:44 am

    Good results with the quilt and obviously with your very beautiful baby too. Fleece is brill for the back of quilts, especially kiddy quilts. I made a denim patches quilt when Chris was a student, backed it with fleece and when I visited, he and his house mates used it as a sofa throw, fleece side up – all that work!

  9. June 16, 2013 12:32 pm

    Nawwwww! This is all too adorable for words!

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