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


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!!!!

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!

Anonymous 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...


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!


Ann said...

Wonderful handiwork. Very nice gift. Happy Blue Monday.

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.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

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

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

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

Julie said...

OMG! are amazing! This is beautiful! What a great job you is a quilt that will be cherished!!!

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