Tag "crib quilt"

A crib quilt for each day of the week

My baby hasn’t even been born yet and already he or she could use their own quilt rack. Thanks to wonderfully talented family and friends, my baby is definitely going to be spoiled in the handmade department. Here’s a little eye candy for your Thursday as I share the wonderful creations that have been made for my little one. My aunt and I have talked before about how the recipients

Sock Monkey crib quilt pattern is here!

The Sock Monkey crib quilt pattern is easily the most popular quilt I’ve ever made on this blog. Two years after I made it, the blog post is still among the top 10 posts viewed every day and last week alone I got two requests to share my pattern. Well it’s finally here. I finished writing up the pattern last weekend and it is now available for download. Just click

Puppy Love crib quilt reveal

I am feeling pretty accomplished right now. I’m 21 weeks along and I’ve already got the crib quilt done for my baby’s nursery. It’s quite the feat considering I normally need a deadline to get anything done. Really it wouldn’t have been that surprising if I had been putting the final stitches in the binding while in labor. But the little guy is quilted, bound and labeled. I really like how

January quilting goals

Transforming my sewing room into a nursery means I’ve got to get some of big projects out of the way before the baby arrives. And that means I have a lot of sewing to do in the next 20 weeks, give or take depending on whether the little guy or girl decides to come early or late. In order to stay on task, I’ve decided to make myself a monthly

Puppy Love crib quilt sneak peak

It’s time for a sneak peak at the crib quilt I designed for my little one on the way. I’m only halfway through the pregnancy, but I’m basing the decor of the entire nursery around this quilt, so I’m feeling the pressure to get it done. First let me start by saying, I can’t draw, I just know how to use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, which are the programs I

Just Hangin’ Around

This is the first in a series of crib quilt I’m working on that takes a modern twist on pictorial kit quilts that were popular in the mid-20th Century. I have a few of the antique crib quilts in my collection. They feature one large image that is appliqued, embroidered or both. Some are on a plain background, others feature decorative borders. My modern versions are made entirely from batiks

6 hour crib quilt

My co-worker is expecting her first child. I don’t make a quilt for every baby shower I go to, but I knew she’d appreciate it and wanted to do something special for her and her little girl. I started the recon early to figure out what she was planning for her nursery. I lucked out and found out she had already figured out the colors and even found a fabric

New baby, new junlge crib quilt design

I’m going to have a new nephew in a couple months so that means it is baby quilt time. My very practical sister who is already thinking ahead to baby number two, chose a jungle theme for the nursery since it is gender neutral. Her husband suggested an underwater theme, not a colorful ocean scene, but bass. That one didn’t get too much consideration. I took jungle characters from a

The monkey baby quilt is taking shape

A couple weeks ago I teased you all with a post about a baby quilt I’m working on that features a giant monkey hanging from a tree branch. Well today comes the reveal of the top. The top isn’t completely done because while the applique is fused in place, I still need to finish stitching around the edges to keep it there. I chose a dark brown thread that I’m going