Friday, February 5, 2010

First Baby Quilt

Now that I've announced our coming grandchild :-), I thought I would flaunt my first item of sewing.  I had the kit for this quilt in the stash for a couple of years or more and pulled it out the other day, thinking that now was as good a time as any to start baby sewing, although it isn't going to be my piece de resistance.  Luckily though, I didn't choose pink - not that we know the sex of the unborn babe yet, although I am guessing it's going to be a boy.  I am sure though that bubs will need more than one quilt.  I haven't got very far with it - I think it will look good when finished but I'm not enjoying working with chenille and bias cuts.  I have, however, found that the walking foot makes working with chenille a little easier.  Hopefully the next time you see this quilt it will be no longer a Work in Progress.

Close up of the block.  The two aqua and white fabrics are alternated in each block.

Having a few little teething problems with Windows 7 in my new computer so it's a typed signature again.



  1. now that looks very interesting.
    of course babies need one than one quilt.
    one in the wash, one for the floor, one for best, one for visiting etc. etc.
    I think you are going to be busy. evbg

  2. doesn't it come up well and yet it is a simple block. Will look good when finished. I agree chenille plus bias seams would not make for a fun time.

  3. Very pretty and effective.
    Great (as in very good)grandma workings.....LOL