Swoon-worthy Finish

Apparently my September beach vacation- which was awesome, thank you for asking- derailed not just my blogging but also my crafting. Shame on me… I have actually done SOME sewing since then, though admittedly not much. Also some, but not so much, knitting. (And about a million Halloween events and other stuff too…) I finally got off my tuchas and took some photos of my minimal accomplishments for you. I have been watching all your work- especially if you’re on IG, and you’ve been doing some great stuff. I’ve missed chatting with you all!

This is just one of the many baby quilts I’ve been working on lately. I have had that dinosaur batik in my stash for more years than I care to remember, and when I learned one of my colleagues was having a baby- who turned out to be a lovely little boy- it seemed perfect. Not that I wouldn’t use dinosaurs for a girl (I got quite the lecture about this from my daughter) because I totally would. But they just seemed perfect for this little man.

See?

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He’s such an adorable little guy… And while I was finishing up this quilt, I found out 2 more colleagues are expecting, so I have more work ahead (both plan to find out sex of the babies, so I’m waiting to start until after the 20-week ultrasounds.) Plus 2 other work friends who each had their first baby last month- 1 top done, one quilted and ready for binding. Meanwhile, though, let’s stop to admire this one.

I used this recipe from Lily’s Quilts to make one giant swoon block, and then I added a border of more of the dinosaurs. Because, dinosaurs. It went together SO fast- this is a great baby project.

IMG_9854 IMG_9855 IMG_9851 IMG_9852I used the power of Google and Pinterest to get quilting ideas for this project- and I love the way it came out. I kind of want to make the same quilt all over again just so that I can quilt it again…

Linking up with TGIFF and Finish It Up Friday.

And crossing my fingers that I can get back into the bloggy swing of things…

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8 responses to “Swoon-worthy Finish

  1. OMW!!! What a cute little monkey. Love the colors in your quilt.

  2. That is one pretty quilt–you did a good job there. I’m sure that little guy will grow to love it as he gets older. Great colors and even though a simple pattern and quilting–stunning!!

  3. Mel J.

    Really love your baby quilt! Great colors and totally love the quilting. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. ellen

    Because, dinosaurs! I love this little quilt. I also love that you mix batiks with all other fabrics. Did you use a walking foot for the quilting? I want to quilt again…. I miss playing with fabric. Grad school is almost over!!! 🙂

  5. Love your swoon block; definitely on my list!

  6. Cher

    another fabulous baby quilt, and who doesn’t love dinosaurs? you are getting so much more done than I am…love the colors and the baby photo just made me want to pick him up and snuggle!

  7. There’s nothing “minimal” about this project! I love it all, especially the dinosaur fabric (we have a dinosaur fan-girl in our house).

  8. Kimberly Dronet

    Love the quilt!! I left you a message on ravelry about some of your yarn.

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