Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Patchwork, Please! :: Books-for-Baby Quilt

Or in my case, it would be Book-for-Baby-Doll quilt. 
Not really knowing where I was headed, I made one block at 50% of the pattern in the book. It measured 3 1/2" x 4" unfinished, and it made me happy to use Rashida Coleman-Hale's I Heart Cute Bots again.
Not really being in the mood for much paper-piecing though, I decided to surround my little bot block with plenty of negative space, including a wide robot stripe, and make a mini quilt. For quilting, I straight-lined, using Aurifil Mako 28, pink (#2423) for the horizontal lines, and orange (#2214) for the vertical lines.
 I especially like the sections where they overlap!
The quilt background, by the way, is Essex in denim blue, the backing one of my very favs, Remix by Ann Kelle for Kaufman in hot pink, and the block border and binding the most delightful medium orange Kiss Dot by Michael Miller. I did the binding by machine again, using the book's instructions found on pages 38-39. Again, it worked perfectly (and quickly!) for this small (12" x 16") project.
It's nothing like what Ayumi had in mind, I know, but I enjoyed making it, and I know grandgirl will be happy to have another "blankie" for her baby dolls.

Linking up with Finish it Up Friday.

15 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

I love your interpretation of this Zakka project! Very sweet!

RaspberrySunshine said...

That is adorable! I am trying this week's pattern, but in full size. I am new to piecing, so I'm having the devil of a time getting everything to measure up properly. I think the idea to do a interpretation was a great one....one I may borrow! LOL :)

Great job! Cindy

Blue.Ridge.Girl said...

Adorable Deb! Your fabric choices are spot on...hahaha :o) And, the binding is wonderfully done...I'm looking at those perfect mitered corners...beautiful!

capitolaquilter said...

such a cute mini and every little girl's baby doll needs a quilt too, very clever.

Katy Cameron said...

Love it, and I've just bound my Retro flowers in that MM dot :o)

bruinbr said...

This is so cute! I love how you made it your own :) I love the machine binding too!

FlourishingPalms said...

Your binding looks surprisingly nice! I say that in a kind way, as I have always been an advocate of hand-sewing down binding - a quiltmaking step I always enjoy. It's good to see such pretty machine-sewn binding. This is an adorable finish.

Ella and Nesta said...

I love how you used two colours for quilting on the dark background fabric. The doll quilt is brilliant! I think a boy would love it too!

Vera said...

So cute! Love it and adore the quilting!

Abby said...

This is so lovely - I especially love the quilting! Your granddaughter is lucky to have such a sweet blanket for her dolls!!

Nicole said...

You can never have too many doll blankies!
Very cute, Debbie! I'm sure grandgirl will approve.

JHNickodemus said...

Cute!

Poppyprint said...

That's super cute Deb!

Blue Moth said...

Lovely to see those bold colours - nice job on the quilting too!

Judy said...

That is so clever!! Love the colors.