5.9.13

The good news and even better news - Summersville quilt

The good news is there is a baby on the way......


The even better news is that I don't have to give birth to the little love ;-).  This is my long awaited niece/nephew, brought to my SIL/BIL with a little help from Science.  The baby is due in February and I have started to stitch up a storm, finishing the baby's first quilt yesterday.

I finally busted out my Summersville stash and made a cute little baby quilt measuring 30" x 40".
Plus quilt pattern, how I love thee!

Ikea backing again - I have a job lot! ;-)
 For the quilting I used my walking foot to crosshatch and then stitched either side of the seam in both directions, Red Pepper Quilts style.


I used Kona Pepper to bind, to give the quilt a nice frame as the Summersville prints are fairly busy


So there we have the first of many baby quilts and then I get to go onto the accessories and clothes, oh happy days!!


Quilt stats:
Pattern - Plus quilt
Fabrics -  Summersville - Lu Summers
Binding - Kona Pepper
Backing - Ikea Britten Nummer
Quilting -Straight stitched using Aurifl 50 wt thread (2310)
Size - Approx 31" x 41"


Linked up to: Brit Sewing Thursday



27 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Auntie! This is an adorable/lovely quilt!

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  2. I was about to scream Congratulations but then I read a bit further ; ) How wonderful for them. You will have a blast sewing up a storm. Babies are so fun to do for. Your quilt is fabulous. I have a FQ stack of that line. Thanks for inspiring!

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  3. This is a gorgeous quilt for the coming baby :)

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  4. hooray!!!!!!!! (you had me worried for a second!)

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  5. That was planned deliberately to trick us wasn't it! Congratulations Auntie, love the quilt.

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  6. Good lord, for a moment there I thought you were going to have a booze free Christmas! Gorgeous quilt and babies are great when we don't have to have more ourselves.

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  7. wonderful news hope all goes well x

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  8. Just as everyone else wrote above, I thought something very different when I saw the first pic! Oh, and lovely quilt!

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  9. Thanks for linking up! :-) I love the quilt and I completely need to get myself to Ikea for some backing fabric. It's been about six months since I last went, it takes that long to build up the reserves to do it again doesn't it? :-)

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  10. Dear God, woman! Give me a bit of warning before you make announcements like that, would you? Need to go and have a lie down now till the palpitations pass..... Lovely quilt by the way!

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  11. What a beautiful quilt. Can't wait to see what comes next.

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  12. Oh wow love this Summersville quilt! I've gone a little mad for Lu's fabrics too this week. And congratulations on soon to be an auntie, hooray for bouncing baby on your knee and not having to change nappies all day every day!

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  13. I knew you were going to miss the wee man at school, but not enough to replace him on day one!! Great quilt xxx

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  14. Oh Exciting news!! Another amazing quilt!! I love those Summersville fabrics so much!

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  15. Kelly you bloomin' tease! Great quilt - I'm sure your nephew/niece is going to have lots of beautiful stitchy things waiting for them if you have 5 months of sewing time before they arrive! Hope all goes well with the pregnancy x

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  16. Looks like auntie Kellie has some lovelies planned. This one is great but the baby needs a signature auntie Kellie rainbow too don't forget!

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  17. Oh yay - congratulations to the new Auntie, and have fun making baby gifts!

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  18. Great fabric for a babie, it seems soft from far away and closer there is such interesting color and pattern. Lucky baby!

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  19. well done and I love the backing fabric. :) I may have a few yards of this in my stash too.

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  20. Congratulations, thought twas your little bundle of joy when i saw the pic! Really lovely quilt, sewing for babies is fun as the projects are so tiny.

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  21. I love an excuse to make another baby quilt, and yours is super

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  23. Gosh you're well prepared, my SIL has had the ole Braxton Hicks for the past 10 days (6 weeks early) so I'm needing to finish my baby quilt this weekend!

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  24. Congrats on the new little one! The quilt is way fun! Love that backing fabric. I'm wishing I had bought some when I had the chance, but alas - no Ikea here. Oh well... it's not that I don't have any fabric in there! I'm sure the little one will love his/her cuddly quilt.

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  25. That's great news. The Somersville looks great in that design, a very nice baby quilt.

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  26. Fab news, and even better as you don't have to push the little blighter out of your own undercarriage! ;o). love the quilt, it's making me want to do something similar with my treasured/stashed Summersville.

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  27. Congratulations! Wonderful quilt too.

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