Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunday Afternoon Scrappy Quilt for Dyllan


Its nice to have a BLUE Monday. Visit Sally at SmilingSally who is our gracious BLUE Monday host for more BLUE participants. Enjoy.

In January I became a great aunt to Dylan, my nephew's little bundle of joy. I really wanted to make her something, something like a quilt. I'm not really a quilter and I've had no desire to shop and coordinate fabrics for a quilt.

Sunday morning I decided to sort through fabric I had already. Surely I could put together a quilt with the different bits I had....a scrappy quilt. I knew her room had oranges in it. These fabrics do have orange in them as well as reds and a bit of pink (that looks purple in this pic).

Once I knew what fabric I had to play with I calculated the quilt on paper. Then I started cutting. As I began laying them out I couldn't imagine this as a pretty quilt for a little girl. You can see the BLUE in the striped fabric. The blue is not as bold looking and blends into the colours in real life.

I added some pretty lace trim (another picture of BLUE stripes) ....and after working the Sunday afternoon....

I surprised myself... it was indeed going to be a very pretty quilt for little Dylan.

Tonight I'll buy some fabric for the back and finish quilting. I'll add a narrow border around it, sign my name on the back. It'll be ready to bring to my sister-in-law next Saturday when we visit. I was so pleased with the result. It made Sunday very special.

I hope yours was special too....Judi xoxo

14 comments:

Theresa said...

WOW, that is gorgeous! I just love quilts. My Mama always quilted and I remember her working on them:) Thanks for triggering that memory. Have a blessed day my friend!

Connie said...

What a darling quilt, honey! I love the lace on it. Don't think I've ever seen one quite like that one, chickee. Darling!!!!
xoxo,
Connie

Carol said...

I love it! So bright & beautiful!

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful quilt. You are just a woman of many talents. Your color choices are so pretty.
I hope your 50s come back to stay soon. We are high 50s and low 60s today. I am going to take mother shopping to day. Just one store but it will be a real test of my stamina. I hope you have a great week. Take care. M

SmilingSally said...

What a great Great Aunt you are, Judi! This is sure to please Dylan for years to come. Happy blue Monday!

Shelia said...

Oh, Judi! This is a precious quilt! I love it. Love the stripes and the ruffles! That tiny baby is gonna love snuggling up in this pretty thing! You're too good, my friend.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

♥ Kathy said...

I love the blue stripes Judi! You are so sweet to make that!! Happy Blue Monday!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Judi thats just beautiful girl...Loved seeing your great work...Thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Blondie's Journal said...

Judi~~~

The quilt is just precious and I know it is going to be a treasured keepsake for Dyllan. I still have the beautiful baby blankets mt SIL made for my 4 kids...They are gorgeous and nothing can be better than the time and love put into something handmade.

Thanks for coming by & I hope you pop in again!

xoxo
Jane

Ann Creek said...

Wonderful handiwork. Very nice gift. Happy Blue Monday.
Ann

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Judi
The quilt is gorgeous. The fabric is so pretty and colorful. Dylan is going to love it and treasure it always, I am sure.
Lindsay
x

daylily777 said...

You did a wonderful job, it's beautiful, I love the colors !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Cottage Cozy said...

I love it when we can actually use up the fabric we ALREADY have...it looks wonderful..she will love it for sure!

Julie said...

OMG! Judi...you are amazing! This is incredible...so beautiful! What a great job you did...it is a quilt that will be cherished!!!