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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Baby Making....

Okay...did I get your attention?  Trust me, that ship has sailed!

I have two very special people expecting their own bundle of joy in the next couple of months.

For the last several months I have been planning, cutting and stitching a baby quilt for the sweetest girl I have ever known.  She is a co-worker, but so much more than that.  A true friend.  I have often thought to myself that I would love to be more like her.  She is so serene...an inner beauty...calm...peaceful.  

Stitching a special quilt for her little guy was a pleasure...

   
I saw the nursery before it was an official nursery...so I had an idea of the color scheme.  I thought something simple but graphic would fit right in...


Clean lines....using moda crossweaves...

 
    of course, hand quilted with perle cotton....Valdani, of course!

     
and on the back, organic fabric in the most adorable dog print..
and a special label for the little guy...washed and dried for  soft, crinkle, wrinkle goodness!

 
 happy baby, Janelle!

The next little guy...is my own kin...another great nephew...a brother to Enzo!

His mommy is dressing the nursery in a lovely grey and off white.  Fluffy clouds add a calming touch...

     
so cloud-making has commenced...for a mobile


I simply cut out cloud shapes from wool/rayon felt in both off white and slightly grey....and stitched with grey perle cotton...again Valdani!!! 


they are lightly stuffed to give them just the right amount of fluffiness...stayed tuned for the finished project.

Baby, baby!

happy wednesday!
mary

30 comments:

  1. Two very lucky babies. I love your quilt, such beautiful colours and a timeless feel to it. Those little clouds are so cute!!

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  2. I love making baby things...so full of promise and joy...I especially love your projects...babies will love them too! I have been putting Minky on the back of all my recent baby quilts as the babies LOVE it.
    Mary

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  3. This is so much more than a baby quilt! It's a piece of art that will last a lifetime!

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  4. Awwww adorable! The baby quilt is beautiful, I love the hand stitching and the mobile is such a cute idea!

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  5. More "Mary" loveliness! The baby quilt is wonderful- I love the little addition of a print. And those clouds are THE best clouds I have seen!

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  6. Beautiful baby quilt and those fluffy clouds are adorable!

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  7. A sweet baby quilt that will definitely be treasured!! Love the darling clouds mobile! xo Heather

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  8. Oh I'm loving those clouds! I'm seeing them strung like bunting!
    Love the quilt too :)

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  9. Gorgeous lovely cuddly quilt and fluffy clouds! I can tell your having fun.

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  10. Mary!
    you definitely got our attention! That quilt is precious! I love love the handstitching!
    The little puffs of clouds are adorable too!
    xo jan

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  11. Adorable!

    I'm sure he will grow up cuddling and loving that blanket.

    Amanda Rose
    http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

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  12. Absolutely darling! Both babies and moms will be so thrilled.
    Lovely

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  13. I really like the clean lines of the top quilt. best wishes to both new babies and their families.

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  14. oh, it's so wonderfully gorgeous. You always come up with the best quilt ideas.

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  15. Gorgeous! I love baby projects, so much fun and lovely to think of making a special little heirloom that will be treasured.

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  16. 2 lucky babies to be receiving these pieces. Thanks for the tip would not have thought of using perle cotton for the hand quilting and have a bag I made yesterday to quilt so will be using my perle for it.

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  17. What a stunning quilt! I love the label. And the cloud mobile looks so lovely. What lucky babies!

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  18. The baby quilt is just stunning! I like the graphic lines!

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  19. I can't believe how soft that quilt looks! and a wonderful mobile - how fun!

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  20. Striking quilt for one lucky little boy! Those clouds are really cute . . . can't wait to see what you have planned to do with them. Thank you for sharing your work with us. :o)

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  21. Fabulous quilt! That is one lucky baby!! The clouds are fun too. Very clever!

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  22. Mary, you have such a gift! I can't wait to take another class...

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  23. Love seeing the baby-makin's you're up to. I have two great nieces having girls in the next few months, and it's SO fun to make girl-y quilts... after having had three grandsons, myself. The simple colors of the quilt for Janelle's baby are perfect, especially with the perle cotton big stitch accent. Wish we had a quilt shop in the region - at all! - let alone one that stocked Valdani. Quilters here in our city of 102,000-plus people are simply deprived. In any case, I enjoyed seeing more (than IG) of your projects.

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  24. Oh baby! Your blog post title is funny! :) Sewing is such a fun skill to learn, because it enables you to make handmade gifts. You are the most thoughtful and skilled gift-giver ever. These are both beyond sweet. I just love seeing what you are making, it always makes me so happy :)

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  25. Both projects are wonderful! The cloud mobile is quite unique.

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  26. Very cute... I saw janelle at sew to speak yesterday and she is adorable... I knew who you were talking about just from your description. Will miss her when she is on leave from the shop

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  27. Some fortunate babies, indeed!

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  28. Oooh, fabulous! Both projects are! I love the quilt--the Moda crossweave is so pretty, and it doesn't scream baby quilt so the little guy will be able to use it when he's older. As always, I love your projects!

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