Sew Much More

February 11, 2008

Baby Brown’s Quilt

Filed under: crafty gifts,quilting — by michellew @ 9:48 am

Our good friends adopted their precious baby boy in December and we had a baby shower for them yesterday.  I had fun making this one, and it went really fast too, which is always nice.  This brown squirrel fabric is a super soft baby flannel I found at JoAnns.  There’s just something about those little squirrels, so cute.  This blanket is not quilted but tied instead; though, not with actual ties, since its for a baby.  I just used a machine stitch on each corner.  I forgot to measure, but its around 40 inches square.  I also used the cheat method in doing the binding.  I cut the backing fabric (squirrel fabric) big enough so that I could double fold it around to the front and then machine stitch the binding in place.  Wow that went so much faster than any other binding I’ve done before.  Its simple piecing and simple quilting for a simply beautiful little boy.  We’re so thankful for Brown!


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  1. I love it!

    Comment by Alison — February 11, 2008 @ 10:33 am |Reply

  2. I so admire your skill and creativity in this area. I have no knowledge inthe area but in my opinion there is nothing better than receiving something hand-made with love that is one of a kind. I know I’ll always save Nayas’ first itty- bitty handmade shoes.

    Comment by Linda — February 11, 2008 @ 10:35 am |Reply

  3. Nice Job Michelle! It looks so soft and snuggly and I love the brown squirrel fabric. I’m going to try to train my eye to look for fun fabric 🙂

    Comment by Amy — February 11, 2008 @ 11:20 am |Reply

  4. the squirrels are adorable! 🙂

    That’s a good idea about stitching the corners. Quilts still intimidate me. heh, heh.

    Comment by Jeannette — February 11, 2008 @ 11:24 am |Reply

  5. Happy Birthday Michelle! I’m a ‘lurker’ on your blog from time to time, and I remembered that today was your birthday, so I thought it would be a nice time to comment. I trust all is well with your sweet family. We’ve started a blog too… Oh, and I love the quilts you make! Jocelyn

    Comment by Jocelyn — February 12, 2008 @ 8:29 am |Reply

  6. Those squirrels are pretty stinkin’ cute. In my opinion there’s just not a much sweeter baby present than a quilt. Betsy Farquar made Gideon one and I still pause all emotionally when I tuck it around Phin.

    Comment by lynnp — February 13, 2008 @ 3:05 pm |Reply

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