Friday, 5 October 2012

Vintage baby quilt





This is the fastest I've ever made a quilt! It was completed in one evening (all but the label) and that is because all the prep was done for me...

I won a quilt kit from the fabulous Mary and she includes everything - even the wadding, backing and binding! Thank you so much Mary!

I used simple straight line quilting either side of the seams in white thread and hand stitched the binding (one of my favourite parts).

She has these gorgeous kits available in her shop, along with vintage charm squares and her brilliant new addition vintage fabric tape! All really reasonably priced and honestly after making this quilt I recommend everyone get one of these kits just to have on standby for when you need a quick baby gift.

Mary is having a giveaway on her blog, so hop over and take a look! She's also planning a UK vintage sheet FQ swap starting in the New Year, there's a Flickr group here if you like to join and get more info.



Here's the funny thing about this quilt... by total coincidence that print on the left was on my bedding as a little girl and the one on the right was the pattern of my parents bedding!! Nice memories and fun to have them included in a quilt that was destined (as soon as she laid eyes on it) for my little girl!




I made her a little label in the shape of a flower and hand stitched it on with a blanket stitch. My little clown adores it!


Baby news: I had my appointment today and thankfully I don't have gestational diabetes, the scan went well too and although the baby is on the large side it's nothing abnormal!! I do have a slight iron deficiency but hopefully it's nothing some iron tablets and spinach can't take care of. Thanks for all your well wishes :)

Linking up:

at Better Off Thread this week


There and Back


and Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts



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37 comments:

  1. Fabulous quilt! Vintage sheets and fabrics are so sweet for little girls! So glad your appointment went well. Those diabetes tests are annoying, aren't they?

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  2. great news about the baby! Love the quilt :-D

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  3. Very nice Lucy. Your daughter looks so pleased ; )

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  4. That prize must have been destined for you! I love that you found those pieces in it, and that you had an adorable little girl in your family to give it to! :)

    Good to hear that you're doing so well, by the way. Those glucose tests are loads of fun, aren't they? ;)

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  5. How lush - I love the fact that I 'managed' to include squares that contain memories for you. She certainly looks like she's enjoying it, and thanks for the 'shout out'. Mx

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  6. It's great when quilts take on such meaning, isn't it? What an adorable picture of your girl with it!

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  7. Lovely quilt and fab news about baby bump. Get yourself some spatone from boots. It is mineral water sold in sachets and naturally high in iron, and none of the side effects you get from the tablets. Worked wonders for me!

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  8. I love your quilt... it's fun to see some vintage fabrics put to such great use!

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  9. Yay! Glad everything went well. The quilt is gorgeous! I recognise a couple of the prints from my childhood, you can tell we were both children of a certain era! I'm pretty sure I've a photo of me on a bed with a duvet? In one of the prints. Lucky Joan!

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  10. Good to hear that all went well with the scan and your tests: when are you due?
    Love the fabrics in the quilt

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  11. This quilt is fantastic! Your little clown is very lucky to have such a beauty!

    So happy to hear you and your growing baby are doing well!

    Sending you lots of well wishes!

    XOXOXOX

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  12. This is a fab quilt! I so should make a quilt from a kit that sounds amazing! And Joan looks so cute, great baby news as well...

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  13. That's so cool! Great quilt, Lucy. Fab kit, Mary!

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  14. That's great news on the baby front, and that quilt is so adorable, no wonder Joan is holding onto it so tightly. ;o)

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  15. It's so pretty... and Joan looks so adorable holding onto it tightly!

    Great to hear that your clinic appointment went well too. take care. =)

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  16. So glad all well with you and bump.x

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  17. What a sweet little quilt. Glad you and baby are fine.

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  18. Aww, it's fab, and a definite satisfied customer there! Great news on the wee one too!

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  19. What a sweet little quilt!! I haven't worked with vintage sheets before, but I do love the colours they come in!

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  20. What an adorable little quilt! Glad you and your baby are doing okay! Take care!

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  21. Lovely quilt.
    So so glad your scan went ok xxxx

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  22. That's one happy munchkin with her vintage quilt...serendipity to have two fabrics from your childhood in it! Perfect!

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  23. Such a gorgeous quilt and So glad to hear you and baby are doing well!!!

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  24. The quilt is lovely and your little girl looks just thrilled to bits! (Hope the crochet is going well, too.)

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  25. This is beautiful L! A pint of Guinness will sort out your iron deficiency (if you could bear to drink it!). Glad you and baby are keeping well. Jxo

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  26. Your quilt and your daughter are both so cute! Glad to hear you are doing well.

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  27. One night?! Awesome work Ms Lucy. Love how those special prints worked their way in - lovely coincedence.

    Glad all is well with bub too. xx

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  28. What a gorgeous quilt!! I love the flower label. Little Joan is so cute dressed as a clown. Eat lots of spinach!!

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  29. very cute quilt! glad to hear you're tests went well :D

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  30. What A wonderul Quilt! I found you through Janice Elaines Sews Linky. Nice to find new bloggers. I look forward to receiving future posts.

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  31. Great quilt and that last picture is adorable!

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