Friday, June 10, 2011

Spring Baby Quilt

I've had this one finished for a few weeks but with the travelling and rainy weather it took me a while to get around to photographing it.


This is an easy-peasy disappearing nine patch, nothing earth-changing, just a nice, bright quilt/playmat for a gorgeous spring baby.


For the back I went with a simple stripe design, and also appliqued the little miss' name on in white.


I used the alphabet from Bloom's Abracadabra pattern which I bought a while ago now.


Dear Ros, I hope you will forgive me for using your alphabet on a different quilt - I promise I will make yours soon!


I was very proud that I remembered to trace the letters back-to-front. Normally I forget that sort of thing.

An extra 'e' to practice on with scrap material before I tackled the quilt

Quilting was a grid style, either side of the 9 patch seams. Then I went back and filled in some areas along each edge with denser quilting.


The binding is a turquoise material which I can't for the life of me find the name of. I don't know what I did with the selvedge either. I swear I lose 5% brain capacity with every pregnancy.


The baby has a big sister so I thought I'd make a little something just for her. This little case is based on a tutorial I found on Noodlehead's rather awesome website. I just adjusted the size to suit the zipper I had on hand and then added a bit of embellishment.


I like that it's made from fabrics in the baby's quilt. I filled it with some hair clips and hair bands to complete the gift.


I'm looking forward to having some more cuddles with this baby when I drop these off.


Can never have too many baby cuddles.


  1. I love it! Your quilting is wonderful! The disappearing 9 patch is my go-to pattern for baby quilts...

    And BTW, you always write the best posts when you are unveiling a quilt.

    Jennifer :)

  2. Oh Kirsty, this is such an amazingly beautiful quilt! I love the style, the colors, the design, the back, the letters... Very well done you! And of course that little blag for the big sister finishes it off. The family will be very happy!
    love, Maaike

  3. Wow! Lovely quilt! I will definately add this to my to do list! and such a lovely thought to add the bag and goodies for the sister :o)

  4. Ah so that's what the letters were on! Very very pretty and spring like. Loving the meadow flowers you have like my pink and green ones. The baby's big sister will love her new bag of goodies I'm sure. Enjoy your cuddles!

  5. Just gorgeous Kirsty - and love how you've put the name on the back which makes it special! The colours are delightful - I'm sure that's half the fun selecting which fabrics to use.
    Have a wonderful week-end and keep safe.xx

  6. Have been trying to comment via Google for the last few posts but Google isn't playing nice. For some reason, I can comment on other blogs, just not yours. Anyhow, I wanted to thank you for the glorious travel photos and the shots of this quilt. Gorgeous! Also, was pleased to hear your son wasn't seriously injured during the scooter incident. Can't believe the police turn a blind eye to vehicles in a pedestrian area.

  7. Kirsty,
    I love this favorite thing is the stripes with her name on it. You outdid yourself there. Very sweet.
    Who's going to make one for the littlest aussie? I would offer but...I stop at buttons.

  8. This is a beautiful quilt Kirsty. A great choice of fabrics and love the quilting and the binding.
    The bag for the big sister is so cute too.

  9. The quilt is beautiful, I love the fabrics and the sorbet colours! The back is just as gorgeous as the front and I love the quilting. Great idea, changing the density, it's a really lovely effect!

    Any girl would be thrilled to receive that cute pouch, too! Love the rick-rack and the buttons! :-)

  10. Great quilt and a great idea to have a small gift for big sis. I partiularly loved her name on the back. good job with that. selina

  11. Hi Kirsty,
    I found you at Nathalie's blog and so glad I did. I love your quilt, it's beautiful.
    Anne xx

  12. What a delightful quilt and a wonderful blog. Just discovered you........look forward to reading more.. Susie

  13. Lovely Quilt Kirsty - the citrusy colours look so fresh and the name is the perfect finishing touch.

  14. So lovely. I particularly like the little bag for the little sister, such a 'grown up' gift!

  15. Just found your blog for the first time, i absolutely love your quilt, the colurs are so striking, beautiful. Look forward to coming back again
    Karen :)

  16. Hi Karen (4 Lil' Girls) and Selina, thanks so much for dropping by. You don't have email addresses attached to your profile or on your sites so I couldn't contact you but I just wanted to say thank you for your comments!
    Thanks too Lauren, sorry google has been giving you grief. If it's any consolation it does the same to me too sometimes.

  17. Such beautiful colours in this quilt, it's lovely and fresh. I love that you made a purse in matching fabric, such a sweet thought.

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  19. Simply stunning! I love it :) Found you via Pinterest and I am so glad I did!


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