Tuesday, 4 May 2010

.for baby M #4.

Yesterday at precisely 4:48pm I posted you a present from Tasmania.

This morning at 7:05am it arrived at your doorstep in Sydney. Talk about the awesomeness of Express Post!
I didn't have time to send a note (hence reaching the post office 12 minutes before close time!) but this is what it would have said:

"Dear Baby Micah,

I made you this blanket so that you would quickly learn to
None of this fussing around business that I have been hearing about.

And those bibs are made out of left-over material from the quilt that Gramma is making for you so that you can be all matchy-matchy and cool.

I love you little man who I haven't even got to cuddle yet.

Aunty Toni

(Reply from Micah here).

I wish I could say that I made up this design myself because I love it. But I didn't. I got the free tutorial from here. It wasn't tricky to make at all. All of that zig-zagging around the letters took a bit of time, but other than that it was a breeze.

This was my first time using chenille as a backing on a quilt too. I didn't bother putting any wadding between the quilt top and the chenille because I wanted it to be lightweight enough that Micah can be wrapped in it for sleeping. Besides the horrendous shedding of fluff, the chenille was great. I think I have found a new favourite way to back baby quilts!

For the bibs, I joined three big strips of left-over fabric together and then used the bib template out of my Bambino pattern to cut out the bib shape. I think this is also going to be a new baby favourite of mine and a great way to use up scraps (and we all know how much I love a good scrap project!)

Tommy was gracious enough to be a bib model for me one morning before breakfast. I paid him by letting him choose one bib to keep :)

Heather Bailey, Nicey Jane, Hop Dot in Cream
Valori Wells, Olive Rose, Curves in Red

Heather Bailey, Nicey Jane, Hop Dot in Olive
Kokka, Polka Small in Grey
Blue fabric unknown?
Amy Schimler, On A Whim, Lions and Tigers in Earth
Amy Schimler, On A Whim, Linework Birds in Brown
Amy Schimler, On A Whim, Linework Birds in Tan


marnie said...

Oh such a cute photo of Tommy!

I saw that quilt a few months ago too and Loved it! But I dont have anyone to make it for...its super cute!

I love snuggly backed quilts too- good for grown up quilts too i reckon!


Carli said...

Micah has replied to your urgent letter. If he obeys your instructions, his mummy will be able to blog again :)


Little Munchkins said...

That is sooo adorable - both the quilt and the baby!

Cara Tatnell said...

Love the quilt and the bibs... and Tommy.. well I could just eat him all up ..tooooooo cute !
This makes me sooo clucky!

Karin (the Mrs.) said...

That's a lovely blanket. I love the words that you appliqued on it, nice!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a cute baby quilt - love the design - so appropriate for a little one. The chenille makes it look extra cosy.

Kelly said...

How did you quilt it exactly? Or did you just attach the front and back with the binding? Was it hard to do the binding with the chenille? Sorry the all the questions, but I'm about to try backing a quilt with chenille for the first time and I was curious!

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