Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Quilt for Kobe

In the weeks leading up to Kobe's arrival... I spent hours and hours sewing. Remember i wrote that huge list of baby things i wanted to make??
 Well, i can say, i finished the list!!
 I made all the little baby things i wanted to... and MORE!!!
.....with..... a little help of course!
I put my mum to work. We had soo much fun. She hadnt sewn anything for years.. But that didnt stop her. She was a machine! She had way more energy and staying power than i had. Im very grateful for her 'keep going' attitude and excitement. AND everytime i needed a rest... she would finish things off. If it wasnt for her... there is NO WAY  I would have all these nice pressies for my baby.
Thanks Mum... Your the greatest!
I had already made Kobe a quilt. The little Monsterz one. But... i dont think one is enough...Do you??
 Mum and I made blankets, baby pouches and baby bibs, baby slings, burp cloths, toys and taggy blankets, and with the leftover fabric, we decided we NEEDED another quilt! Another one to match all the new baby things..
I had fallen in love with the Robert Kaufman Solid Flannel...You can buy some HERE. I had a couple colours in my stash and had been dying to use it. Its just beautful...so super soft and snuggly.
Quite a basic design... 6" squares alternated by a pieced square. For the back I pieced my left over pieces and Straight line quilted 1/4" off the seam line.. I think that type of quilting is one of my fav.. Doesnt require any thought, marking, and its really quick and easy.  
I just love it. Normally i usually make quilts using fabrics in the same range or theme from the designer. But this time, this quilt was bits and pieces from lots of designers and i really love it. It inspired me to go to my stash and start putting different fabrics together. I'm already making another quilt for Kobe for a play mat on the floor thats a bit of everything... a mix up of ranges and designs.
 Its been nice to use fabrics from my stash and it also forces you to be a little more creative.
So,..... being as though ive been off playing babies for a little while... Whats everyone making???
I feel so out of the loop in the sewing world. I havent stalked any of my favourite blogs... I havent browsed any the online shops. I have no idea what new ranges are coming out...
Whats new and great at the moment??
 Whats everyone sewing?? Any new trends? Any great sewing books out that i just HAVE to have??
 I dont get as much time on the computer now... so if you can fill me in and keep me up to date that would be great... 
 I would LOVE to know whats coming and what to look forward to..
So, I can at least dream about new projects while im up most of the night. ;)
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29 comments:

  1. Such an adorable baby, you just want to pick him up and hug him. The quilts are pretty adorable, too.

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  2. Beautiful quilt for a beautiful baby. My current fave new sewing book is "With Fabric and Thread" by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts. Beautiful projects that I can't wait to start on!

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  3. That babyis so darn precious...he is a handsome little guy:)

    The quilt looks so snuggley!!

    Lots of new lines out of course;) You better get to stalkin' girl-lol:P

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  4. Cute quilt but not as cute as that wee one.

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  5. That quilt is just gorgeous ! I love the colors. It's bright but looking at it makes me calm.
    And your baby boy is so precious :)

    What's new ? A LOT. But first, you need to get the Quilting Modern book by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen. Everyone is talking about it and it's truly a great book, especially since you said you wanted to play more with fabric.

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  6. Three cheers for mum! The quilt is fantastic and such a great way to use scraps...bub is adorable!

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  7. That is a wonderful quilt! Great job

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  8. Kobe is an absolute darling, Bec. Possibly your best 'project' yet! I love your quilt, and can you please tell me what range that sweet fabric with the drawings of little boys and girls in black on white comes from?

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  9. Oh my, Kobe is so adorable!! Love the quilt.

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  10. Beautiful quilt, but even more beautiful baby!!! Congratulations!!!

    Heather Ross is coming out with some nursery rhyme inspired prints this month - I'm thinking babies. #5 is coming in September! :)

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  11. Love the quilt...and the baby is adorable.

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  12. I love that qiilt and Kobe is beautiful too! The gray is so great with your colors. And your Mom helping for her grandchild makes it more special. What a wonderful post. Thank you

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  13. Aww, such a gorgeous little one. Love the name too. The quilt looks great and it is so special that your mom is helping you!

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  14. Bec, the quilt is beautiful and perfect for your little man. Even though I am done with having babies, that photo of your new boy makes my uterus ache.

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  15. Wow, this blog is amazing - you're very talented!
    I read heaps of quilty blogs and just discovered this one and was happy to see you're in Australia too! (I'm in ACT).

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  16. Gorgeous boy!! And cute quilt! I'm in love with grey colours ATM too! I can tell you i don't know what's new in the crafting world but I do know what's old and hanging to chat to you! ;) love and miss you! Xxx

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  17. Holy cow, that's a gorgeous baby photo!

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  18. Gorgeous quilt and an even more gorgeous little boy! Thanks for the inspiration. I need to make two baby quilts before October; one for a little girl and one neutral one. I'm struggling with the latter as all my fabric is quite girly but those elephant prints in your quilt would work.

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  19. What an adorable little boy. And such a pile of wonderful things you've created for him! His quilt is so fun. What is that fun print with the zoo animals and orange horsies? The orange adds so much to the quilt. Great job!

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  20. Kobe looks gorgeous!!! Your quilting is always really inspiring. I haven't quilted in ages but your quilt makes me want to work with flannel, I want a snuggly blanket :)

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  21. What a sweet baby, congratulations!
    I still want to get copies of Quilting Modern and also Angela Walters' machine quilting book. I just finished a fun quilt for my parents and I'm working on a granny square quilt. Working on designing a new Christmas quilt, too.

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  22. Hey, Bec! I have been thinking about you SOOO much lately. What a gorgeous little boy. Beautiful quilt. But as you know, NOTHING beats that new little baby. Congratulations.

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  23. What a lovely pile of items and what a gorgeous photo of little Kobe.

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  24. its just beautiful - I LOVE seeing great boy quilts!

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  25. I love your job!! and I fall in love with the childrens fabric in black and white... do you know the name of the fabric? where can I buy it??

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  26. Awwwwwwww, what an adorable baby!! :) :) :) How cool that you were able to sew and quilt so much for Kobe!

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  27. Congratulations on the safe arrival of your gorgeous little saviour baby, he will never replace Chase, but he will give you the strength to go forward, enjoy every minute.... I love this quilt, its so fresh :) x

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  28. I love the quilt and that photo is amazing.

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