Sunday, May 15, 2011

baby Quilt layout


On Friday, I shared the quilt I made for a friend's grandchild.  For the scrapbook page, I followed two challenges:  Two Peas May class called Products You Love and Shimelle's weekly sketch challenge for this week.

The page is a bit crowded even by my standards.  I've been wanting to use smaller photos and leave more white space.  Well this one definitely doesn't do that!  The 2P's challenge this month was to use a kit so I went with Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl focused on sewing.  The colors and theme really worked.  The page has several of the designer papers, sticker borders, other stickers and a journaling card.  I tucked the actual journaling into a pocket on the side.  It reads...

Journaling:




Judy called me in the early fall of 2010 after we had found out Ashley was pregnant and asked if I would make a quilt for the baby.  “Of course,” I said.  She wanted me to make it from Steve’s shirts as a way to connect him to the baby.  

Eventually we found out the baby would be a girl and Judy added a couple of her own shirts so we would have some pink/coral colors to go with all the solid blue ones and the gray and green tropical and fishing themed shirts.

I was surprised at the size she wanted but understood this would be a quilt her grandchild could use all her life.  With a large size quilt and limited time, I did a simple 4 square design, alternating in the blue squares since we had more of this color than anything.  I did a decorative stitch over the seams.

Judy, Mother and I held our own little quilting bee to tie or tack the layers together and sew on the binding.
At the shower, Judy got Ashley and Gibson to open this gift first.  Ashley was the first to recognize a fabric as one of Steve’s shirts.

Even though baby Carrington will never meet her grandfather, she will have a part of him near her.  I’m happy to have been part of providing that link.






The kit and the sketch made this one go super fast.  Thanks for visiting with me today!  If you haven't already, go to the next post down and click on the Blogger's Quilt Festival button to see many inspiring quilts.  

Ingredients:  DSP and Stickers:  Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket
Letter stickers:  American Crafts and mini market from October Afternoon

4 comments:

  1. It certainly doesn't look crowded. It's a lovely LO and a great way of recording all the hard work that went into making the quilt.

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  2. It's a great layout to record such a beautiful and meaningful gift. Love the papers, and the journaling tag is so fun.

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  3. Perfect marriage of challenges, product and your photos! I think the soft colors are perfect and the page does not look crowded to me.

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  4. Popping over from shimelle's - what a wonderful gift for your family

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