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A Quilt First

7.05.2011

This is the first quilt that I have ever made that is not going to be given as a gift.  That is actually going to stay at my house.   Can you guess where?

Baby J quilt

Actually it is quite a miracle I was able to finish it without a deadline such as a shower etc.  But the whole “finishing the nursery before he makes his appearance” deadline helped me complete it.  Not that the nursery is totally done or anything.  Almost.

Baby J quilt

I used the Coming soon… pattern from Camille Roskelley that I picked up when I took her class back in September.  It came together fast and I love how it turned out.

Baby J quilt

I did a very simple back with a soft brown flannel.  There is just something about flannel on the back on baby quilts.

Baby J quilt

I did a simple wave on the quilting which made it all crinkly and cuddly.  I incorporated some of the sheet fabric in the piece in the back as well as the binding to tie the bedding set together.

Baby J quilt

I love how it looks on his crib and makes me all the more ready for his arrival.  Just have to complete the nursery first.

(Disclaimer: I know the quilt, stuffed animal and pillow should not be in the crib when he is in there….but for right now it makes me smile and I like how it looks.  Once he is actually sleeping in the crib (which will hopefully be quickly since he is going to be such an awesome sleeper…wink wink), the crib will be safely empty.)

Want  more details on his other bedding? Click here.  Or the DIY abacus?  Click here.

11 comments on "A Quilt First"
  1. My girls always had blankets and animals in their crib with them, and they survived baby-hood :) Your quilt and bedding and, well, everything in your nursery is adorable and amazing! Your little man will love it :)

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  2. The nursery looks fantastic, and the quilt is perfect! Way to go!

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  3. I love it, Jen. Totally looks profession. I'm particularly taken by the squiggles. I wonder if my machine has that option?

    Great pattern. Maybe I'll have to try it someday. I love that the fabriccs are tied in throughout the room. Just enough coordination.

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  4. Wow! Your quilt is lovely and the nursery looks great. How can he not be a great sleeper in such a nice space?

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  5. The quilt looks great, and I love the abacus!

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  6. Jen, do you use a sewing machine for the squiggles(quiliting of the whole quilt) or are you using a serger of some sort? I'm hoping machine because that is all I have!

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  7. Aww, it's beautiful! Love the crinkly quilting (maybe someday I will try it, but for now I'm too afraid to free-quilt). The colors in your nursery are so fun!

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  8. Best quilt yet, and it looks fantastic in the nursery!! Love your new blog look!

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  9. Beautiful Jenny! I love that you have flannel on the back - what a great idea for a baby quilt.

    Love your new blog look too!

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  10. Kim-

    I just use my normal machine. It is a mechanical Bernina and while I am the farthest thing from a sewing machine expert, I think all machines of that brand have that stitch. I am not sure about other brands....I know my old Kenmore did not. I love it though because it makes it looks like I am a much better sewer than I am. Good luck!

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  11. That looks great. I love the detail on the back. I hate the quilting step but I'm good at getting the tops complete.

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