Friday, December 9, 2016

Quilt for Baby

 This was a quilt I made this past summer in Sujata's class during the Sisters quilt show. I  always contemplated in the back of my mind that I may use it as a baby quilt.  My niece is pregnant and will be having a boy. (soon!)
 I want to add a border and found this blue I got from Paula Nadelstern in Houston (she generously shared with the education staff)  and thought it might work. eh......
 I like the green better, but it feels like it needs a narrow border between the quilt and the green. Red? Blue?

When I went to First Friday at Quiltworks I tried out a few pieces. I can't say I liked the red border either, but I did purchase a bit, maybe for the narrow border before the green? I'm not going to fuss over it too much. My niece is appreciative of my quilts and I know she will use this, no matter how humble it is. 
I'm open for suggestions..... I need to get crackin on it soon!

I did get this colorful piece for the backing- at least that will look like a quilt for a child.

After I had this post ready to go I took a few more photos. Our snow may turn to freezing rain and
if that happens I'm staying home and sewing:)




We  got our first snow yesterday! Elsa was thrilled to pieces!
She was trying to play with her ball but it kept disappearing under the snow!

Porter likes the snow too, but also knows he likes a warm bed inside!

Here's my Instagram feed for the week. 

Take care!


28 comments:

  1. I like the narrow red, blue, then green - and that backing is really fun!

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  2. what a super cute baby quilt! love that alphabet fabrics.
    coco loves the snow too

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  3. I like the green. With or without the inner skinny border. And, it is really close to the Pantone color of the year, so this baby will be styling!

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  4. I really like the green with the thin blue inside border! This quilt is so colorful....the baby is gonna love it!

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  5. I like the red...then green binding...the blue is too distracting for me...what a great quilt for a baby!

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  6. Love the green for the outer border! The red is my favorite for skinny inner border and if you add a second inner border, that blue is nice too. But thinking I would want to save Paula's blue for something more special than just an inner skinny border!! (Save!hoard!) love that backing fabric! It will be fun to look at the letters and talk about them! Glad you are keeping that piece in tact! That is a beautiful quilt top!

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  7. I like the red and green combo. Though the blue is lovely, what about using is for the binding? Why is it so much easier to help others make these choice than to make them our selves? I struggle with the borders because I want it to be the right one.

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  8. I like a thin blue, then green larger, with a red binding. You definitely need a bright color b r tween quilt and green border. Fun, happy, quilt!

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  9. I like all the options, I'm sure it will be awesome and well loved. Those blocks are fun!

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  10. A snow day is always fun - even if you are retired like me! Abby was thrilled when school was cancelled. I love the baby quilt and your last picture with three borders looks great - or any of them are good!

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  11. lori bonita colcha
    yo elijo rojo y verde
    buen fin de semana

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  12. My vot e is for a narrow blue inner border, green outer border and red binding...FUN quilt!

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  13. My vote is for the blue fabric. I think it creates more of a framing effect because it is darker than the other fabrics...at least it appears that way in the photo. :) My second fav is the red fabric. So I would probably go with red and blue for the borders. It will be a real cute quilt no matter what you pick though! And they will love it. Enjoy your day!

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  14. What a beautiful, vibrant quilt! It will be well loved by this baby. I love the blue with red binding, but you have so many great options because of the myriad colors in the body of the quilt.

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  15. I remember how fast you got this top done in class this summer. I like the blue inner border and the green outer border

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  16. I like just the red as the border. That picture looks more like a baby quilt than any of the others.

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  17. I think they all work, so whichever floats your boat. : )
    Your first snow looks like it really dumped on you! I believe it is headed our way, but we have already had a few snows--including the one I shoveled this morning.

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  18. What is super cute quilt for the new baby. The backing is delightful and tie all the bright colors together.

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  19. What is super cute quilt for the new baby. The backing is delightful and tie all the bright colors together.

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  20. If it is a boy, I would go with the blue, just brings it all together and looks more like a baby boy quilt to me, but I do prefer darker borders myself, so it is what you like that counts. You got quite a bit of snow, we may get a flurry on Monday, but we seem to be the only ones not getting any.

    Debbie

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  21. It does look better with a narrow border and then a larger one! The blue and green are both wonderful on the outside!

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  22. What a happy quilt!!! Love the borders, perfect!

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  23. So glad to see you included the blue, even as a narrow border. I thought it looked perfect with the colors in your top. Speaking of perfect, your backing is PERFECT!!!!

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  24. What a perfectly wonderful baby quilt - lots to look at, lots of colors, and lots of love tucked into those stitches. Yes!!

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  25. Oh I remember this lovely quilt ! Love the blue and the green borders but i'm sure you will choose the best colour !

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  26. It's so interesting to see how the mood of the quilt changes when you change the border fabric. I love the backing fabric! Since you asked :0) I think the red makes a great zinger border followed by maybe the blue? It will be a great baby quilt gift!! We've had it super cold for a week - I'm with Porter and love a warm spot!

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  27. It's beautiful. That backing is perfect for it and I love that blue print for the first thin border and to use as a binding while using that green print for the wider second border. Either or anyway, it'll be loved by Mom and her newborn son.

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  28. Every time I see this pattern it looks great--love your colors. I think some blue in the border could be nice for a boy though I like the green the best. Love that alphabet backing--perfect!

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