Saturday, January 04, 2014

Birdies and Flowers Baby Quilt

I bought this cute quilt kit at my local Pfaff dealer and also took the class that was for the quilt.  Which by the way is something I want to do more this year.  Get out of my sewing room and into a classroom with other people who sew.  I did it a couple of times last year and it is was so refreshing and fun.  Just hanging out with others who love to sew and also getting great ideas, too.

Oh, yes, back to the quilt

The shop owner digitized the flowers, artwork from a children's coloring book.  The cute birds are from a purchased embroidery pack.  




I think the strips of gray background just makes the designs pop right off the quilt.  The strips are cut 2-1/2" wide and it is a nice variations of lights and mediums with the darker gray framing the entire quilt.


Since this quilt is so girly, the back is solid hot pink.  One of my favorite parts of a solid back, is the ability to see the quilting design.

This quilt was sent out to the local longarm quilter and she always does a spectacular job.

Quilt club is next Wednesday night and this will be my show-and-tell.  After which, the quilt will be wrapped up and given as a gift to a friend at work.  She is going to be a first-time grandma to a little girl. I am so excited to give it to her.





25 comments:

  1. It is so cute. I love the birds.

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    1. Thank you, I want to make a quilt just using the birds.

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  2. That is really lovely! How can you give it away?

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    1. It is hard but this lady is a wonderful friend and the quilt will be cherished by her family.

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  3. Just adorable! What an amazing gift for your friend.

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    1. Thanks, Kris, I am so pleased on how it turned out.

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  4. This is adorable! Does your shop sell the pattern? So cute! I agree about sewing with others. always inspirational and fun!

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    1. Thanks, Jsews. you can go to the website http://marcysewing.com/ and see if they have more kits.

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  5. I totally love this one!

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  6. This is super cute - what a lovely gift. I think the birds are so much fun! g

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    1. Thanks, I love the birds, too. I need to sew more into another quilt.

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  7. Love this! Contemporary yet very girly! So creative!

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    1. Thanks, Teddylyn, you are right in the description.

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  8. Love, love, love this quilt! Beautiful! I'd also be curious to know if your local shop sells this pattern.

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    1. Jamie, here is the website http://marcysewing.com/ you can contact and see if she has some kits left.

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    2. Thank you for the reply! What a great little shop. I am new to quilting and I think a kit will be the perfect way for me to get started.

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  9. So cute! I'm curious about the long arm quilting process. Is it very costly?

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    1. Thanks. If you get an allover design, called end-to-end. It is 1.5 cents per square inch at my local quilter. This quilt cost me $27

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  10. So cute! Really different design and I know the new baby's mom will be delighted.

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    1. Thanks, Donna, I just love the design and the colors. I have sent the new mom pictures and she is just thrilled.

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  11. This is beautiful! I would love to learn quilting one day.

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    1. Thanks, Levone, quilting is fun, no fitting!

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  12. What an adorable quilt! What a lucky little girl who will receive it. Does your long arm quilter do the designs free hand or are they programmed? I'm dabbling a bit in quilting and am eagerly learning all the ins and outs...

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    1. Thanks, Pam. The designs are programmed.

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