A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November 17 News: WOW!  Congratulate the winner of DIY Halloween Costumes 2015!
Total Members: 303,782
Currently Running With Scissors:
618 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Le Petit Rouge - Quilt for a Baby Girl  (Read 1459 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: June 08, 2012 09:29:58 PM »

I made this for a friend back in Michigan who recently had her second child. Since it was also her second girl, I didn't want to go over-the-top with pink. Her house is already full of glittery princess stuff, and I think she's probably over it.

The pattern is Pure Baby Boy from Moda Bakeshop. I used a jelly roll of Aneela Hoey's "A Walk in the Woods" fabric, which I'm a little in love with.

I didn't follow the pattern for the back, and instead pieced it with three "framed" fussy-cut squares.

The baby wasn't due until this weekend (though she ended up arriving a bit early), and I didn't have a chance to add her name before quilting. My initials and the year are embroidered in light pink.

I didn't pre-wash any of the fabric, which was a first for me, and it crinkled up nicely after washing (the other photos were taken before it was washed):

I quilted it with simple straight lines, approximately 3/4" apart (very approximately, as I'm terrible at maintaining a straight line, even with a guide).

The only issue I had with the pattern is that, if you have directional fabrics, they all will face sideways when pieced the way the pattern instructs. It took me a while to figure it out, but the example quilt was not pieced according to the instructions. It didn't bother me enough to change it, but I could see it being a big problem if you have a lot of directional prints.

Thanks so much for looking, I hope you like it!

Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator
Quilting Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Offline Offline

Posts: 20278
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012 12:07:07 AM »

It's beautiful! What a great pattern, and I love that fabric!

Soaps by MareMare Blog Updated! 8/19

~The 2015 Quiltalong! is up and chugging along! Come join us!~

Love painting your nails? Check out the Awesome Manicure Thread!
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2012 04:10:36 AM »

I love this.  It is the perfect quilt for a baby girl.  And I love that fabric line, too.  I never prewash my fabrics either and I think they turn out wonderfully when you wash the quilt.

Offline Offline

Posts: 43
Joined: 20-Oct-2011

I'd rather be crafting

View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012 07:05:26 AM »

This is gorgeous! I've just taken up quilting and this may have inspired my next project.
Great job!

Rebel at home & abroad.
Offline Offline

Posts: 668
Joined: 11-Sep-2005

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2012 05:03:13 PM »

this is precious!  I think you got the right mix of cute and girly without being too pink & frou frou.  Good job.

« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012 01:04:51 PM »

Thank you for all of your comments! I'm hoping the mom likes it too Smiley

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
DMQT #18 - Mac OS X Leopard - Unified Help System
DMQT #19 - Adobe Lightroom - Survey Mode
DMQT #20 - Final Cut Pro - Applying Filters ...
DMQT #21 - Final Cut Pro - 4 Ways To Search / ...
DMQT #22 - Photoshop CS3 - Creating A ...
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kindling Bundle
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Kitty Coasters
@Home This Weekend: Rustic Wreath

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.