Saturday, August 7, 2010

Flannel Baby Quilt - Quilting is Done

As I mentioned in a previous post, my original gift idea for our nephew's new baby was a flannel baby quilt using a large piece of flannel that I had in my stash.  I subsequently found a lightweight crocheted afghan at the thrift store in new condition and sent that instead.  The flannel quilt will probably end up being the baby's Christmas gift. 

This was definitely a quick and dirty quilt.  The flannel piece was just large enough that if I cut it exactly in half I would end up with a quilt about 3 feet by 5 feet, plenty big to lay in the crib or on the floor.  A few weeks ago Dawn and I had a quilting day and I spent the day basting and quilting this quilt.  The quilting was simple too as I just quilted on the wavy lines in the flannel, alternating every other line so it wasn't too dense.  The binding will be a blue moda marble from my stash.

Here is the full quilt.  Not the greatest picture, but I didn't want to take the time to vacuumn up the dog hair from the shedding dogs in order to lay it on the floor.  You can't tell how bright the fabric really is in this picture. Click on the close-up picture below this one and you will see the true colors of the fabric.  It's really quite bright and Dawn said that all the activity on the print will provide visual stimulation for the baby.  Who knew?  I just bought the fabric because it was cute and on sale :-).



6 comments:

Terry said...

Cute quilt! And how nice you could just quilt it on the wavy lines!
:0)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Too cute! That worked out really well.

Winona said...

Very cute and bright. Perfect for a growing baby. Winona

Loris said...

that IS cute! It will be well loved!

SheilaC said...

I love flannel for a baby quilt and that fabric is beautiful and bright!

SheilaC

sharon said...

Baby flannel is perfect for baby quilts - this quilt looks SEW soft
Sharon