Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Simple Baby Quilt


I recently made a very simply Baby Quilt, that the design was provided by way of an EQ8 tutorial by QuiltShopGal.   This was an easy and fast quilt to make, that certainly is adaptable to just about any size.

The mother-to-be picked a whimsical animal theme for the coming soon baby's room, which included adorable lions.  When I came across a lion fabric that I thought would make a perfect baby gift, I bought a yard, not knowing what design I'd make.  I like the final design I came up with, but admittedly I wish I had bought more of this focus fabric, to make the baby quilt a wee bit larger.


The Lion Fabric made me think of the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".  I enjoyed listing to several videos on Youtube, which inspired me to machine embroider the lyrics to this song, on the strips of this quilt.



Here is a photo of the finished baby quilt:


Here is a closeup of the machine embroidery



I'm also new to Ruler Work quilting and this was my first quilt to use the circles design by Westalee, creating a Baptist Fan motif.    I'll confess I didn't do a great job with this design, but I still liked the end result.



I'm hoping to find time to play with my Silhouette electronic cutter to cut some heat transfer vinyl to decorate baby bibs and embellish some baby onesies, before this baby arrives later in January.    I'll share once I get them finished.

8 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love how you added the lyrics to the quilt. Hubby's barbershop chorus sings that song.

Barb said...

That is adorable...

Quilting Babcia said...

That is such an adorable quilt, made even more special by your embroidered lyrics. Your Baptist fan quilting looks just fine to me, and I'm sure mom and baby will think so too. I'm happy to see that you're going to share your own creativity on this new blog!

Raewyn said...

Very cute! Baby quilts are on my list this year and I like how this one really makes a feature of the fabric without a lot of time consuming piecing! Looks like a useful ruler too.

Dar said...

Such a cute idea to embroider the words to the song on the quilt. I used to sing that when it was popular. Cute design for a quick baby quilt too.

Snoodles said...

THIS IS AWESOME!!! Seriously, I really love it (I'm a sucker for the tune and the video). I know that they love your quilt and I bet it gets lots of use!

Karen said...

What a sweet quilt. Adding the embroidery is perfect. They will love it!

Lori said...

this is so sweet. the embroidery is a wonderful addition