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.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 315,057
Currently Running With Scissors:
130 Guests and 0 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: Crib set (part 1)  (Read 1387 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: April 11, 2010 03:44:11 PM »

In February 2010, my sister announced that she and her husband are expecting their first child (yeah - I'm gonna be an aunt!!!).  For a baby shower gift, I told them that I'd make them one thing off of a list of ideas I compiled from all of you here at craftster.  When I told her that I'd make her one thing, I meant one item.  She apparently took it to mean that I'd make everything from one link.  Of course, she chose the one that ends up being the most work for me...   Grin  Anyway, the link she chose was this one:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301686.0.  My sister is pretty picky when it comes to colors and clothes and since they're not going to find out what gender their baby is before it's born, I told them that they'd need to pick color(s) for the item they picked from the list.  Going one step farther, my sister asked me to make her crib set look like the ones from here: http://www.babybedding.com/western-pony-crib-bedding.  Thankfully, she didn't insist that I use the same fabrics.  Instead of the suede, I used flannel.  I got the Michael Miller pony fabric off of ebay for less than half the price the carousel designs place wanted for it.  I got the red horse shoe print fabric from Hobby Lobby.  I also got some muslin to line the pony fabric with on the crib skirt and to use as the piece of fabric underneath the mattress for the crib skirt.  

After a couple of weeks of working off-and-on on it, I've finally gotten the first piece (the quilt) of three done!  My sister wanted the quilt to be fairly light, so I didn't use any batting.  I also didn't quilt it, except for one stitch near the center of the quilt to keep the front and back from going wonky.  In case you can't tell from the pictures, the quilt is milk chocolate brown.  The pony print is, essentially, a cow print in brown and cream.  On to the pictures!

When I finished the quilt today, I couldn't resist taking pictures outside as its nicer today than it has been since winter started.  However, it's kinda windy here in windy Wyoming today, so you'll have to excuse the fact that the quilt's not necessarily hanging nicely.

A somewhat closer picture of the front:

This picture shows the back.  Please excuse the laundry in the background.

Here's a close-up picture of the detail on the corner:
« Last Edit: April 11, 2010 03:45:04 PM by christian_cowgirlGSR » THIS ROCKS   Logged

See more of my projects on etsy:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/SissysSewingAndSuch
Offline Offline

Posts: 18
Joined: 02-Aug-2007

Mmmm E numbers..

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010 04:24:20 PM »

I really like this! and it looks just like the one in the link, well done!
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2010 09:42:10 PM »

nice job!  And being originally from Wyoming... I appreciate the wind
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

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Designated Cutting Boards
Tute Tuesday: Altered Journal Page
Magic and Luck

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

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 ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.