Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Amanda's Baby Shower Quilt

About a month and a half ago I hosted my first ever baby shower for my darling friend Amanda. I met Amanda 3 years ago at our Plunket new parents group and we have continued our friendship into toddler and second-new-baby hood.

At her baby shower I had the guests (with a lot of encouragement needed!!!) design up a quilt block on freezer paper (bought from Spotlight), they cut out the design and ironed it on to pre-cut quilting cotton.

At home I painted each of the blocks with a glitter gold fabric paint. It's actually quite sparkly and the photos don't do it justice here. In hindsight, I wish I had chosen a different method of doing this, because the glitter is a bit rough and probably not very practical for a nice soft snuggly quilt.

But I wasn't to know that, and I really wanted gold (for some reason). So I continued on, and built the quilt. The yellow around the outside and on the backing has little white dots in it which are hard to see here. 

I love each of the designs and they are all so different. When I showed Amanda the quilt today she had remembered each and every quilt block and who had made it. Impressive!


The back has a wee stripe of mini squares to jazz it up a bit and was hand quilted and hand binded together. Binding I think is my favourite part of making a quilt, its so satisfying all those tiny stitches and smooth edges and corners.


So here is my second ever quilt, not a bad effort, but I'd definitely change some things if I were doing it again.

I'm sure Amanda will do something with it though (and hopefully enjoy it), and it was a joy to pass it over to her and her family. (The new Pepe is doing great by the way :) I got snuggles today! Melt!)

READ MORE:
My first everyday quilt
My current scrappy quilt

6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful creative idea. I've never seen anything like that before. A very special quilt. I'm with you about the binding. I give so many quilts away, binding time is my saying Goodbye time.

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  2. Loving your colour choices here !!! Hand quilting too go you !!!!

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  3. Oh so awesome! and gorgeous effort and teamwork! It will be treasured for a long long time I'm sure x

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  4. What a lovely quilt and an inspired design, especially with the personalised panels.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. This idea that you shared with us is something that we should be thankful,. It's really great to have someone (friend) who will give you a very special thing, a priceless one. I love how you did this. Great job!

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  6. Great work - I like the binding too it's that neat finish I never get/go for on my clothes perhaps?? You should be linking these in with show n tell too! xx

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