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« on: June 09, 2011 07:41:15 AM »

This is a baby quilt I made as a shower gift for a coworker. I used the tutorial from craftlog: http://craftlog.org/craftlog/?p=2445. I love this design because it sews up so quick. I finished it in just a few hours.

The parents told me they were using blue and green in their little boy's room so I went to Jo-Ann's and just started piling bolts into my cart. I think they ended up going together really nicely, and I didn't use one fabric from the baby section! I prefer more modern quilts but I wasn't sure of their style so I kept it pretty basic. It ended up being sort of a dots and stripes theme.



On the back I used a super soft fabric that I think is called Ultra Cuddle. It really is ultra cuddly, I want to make myself a quilt with this backing! It's the perfect shade of light blue. The binding is sewn on using a super quick zigzag stitch. Instead of quilting it, I just used my electronic machine to sew a decorative stitch at each intersection. I figured the less I stitched onto the Ultra Cuddle, the softer it would stay. Plus it saved a lot of time.



The gift also included an elephant stuffed animal from the book Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts. I've never really made this type of project so it actually took me longer than the quilt. Handsewing was required for the closure and the eyes (made of felt for safety!) I made sure were on really really tight.



I love this quilt tutorial and I've used it several times before to whip up quick gifts for little ones. And now I love the elephant pattern too! Let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011 07:45:24 AM »

I love that quilt, you chose perfect fabrics, it looks so fresh!
The elephant is just gorgeous too,
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011 07:56:29 AM »

Both are adorable and will be much appreciated I'm sure. I love that it is a quilt that the baby can grow with.
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011 08:07:06 AM »

Oh, I really like this!  I like baby quilts that don't scream "baby"
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011 02:29:54 PM »

Beautiful quilt and the elephant is adorable!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2011 06:24:51 PM »

Awesome quilt! I always say that things can be whimsical without being baby themed! My daughter's nursery is teal with red, black, and white polka dots, stripes, swirls and checks. Its very child friendly but will grow with her for sure!
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