Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hello World

Today I have some sweetness to share with y'all! My dear friend, Kat, just had her second little girl last week and all I can say is...ADORABLE!

I am now ready for number three (or maybe more like after we move). Kat decided to decorate her nursery in this adorable mod elephant fabric she found on Spoonflower and had a gal on Etsy make the crib set. I almost bought some of the same fabric to make the baby quilt, but then I came across a brand new collection out by Cori Dantini called Hello World. Isn't that name just perfect?!? Her fabrics are just so whimsical that I couldn't resist. I couldn't resist so much that I bought a half-yard bundle as well instead of the FQ bundle that would have sufficed. Oops.

Baby Elephant Quilt

I thought long and hard on what pattern I wanted to do but knew I wanted to highlight the elephant panel... so a giant log cabin it was going to be. All of Dantini's art has this mixed media feel with text and drawings with a few coffee/tea stains mixed in. I added some Madrona Road text fabric and a little bit of green, I cut a couple of strips of varying widths from the 1/2 yard cuts and then just pieced until I was all out. I also had enough to make a mini wall hanging or to give to the new babies big sister as a doll quilt.

Baby Elephant Quilt

I decided to mimic the bunting fabric on the back with the quilting but still not 100% happy with how that turned out. Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the back but its all in the bunting print you see on the front. So fun! I had a little fun FMQing the centers and outlined the elephant, flowers and bunting. I really enjoy that type of FMQing (on a small scale of course). On the wall hanging, it's just lines echoing around the elephant print.

Baby Elephant Quilt

I forgot to measure the mini quilt, but the baby quilt measures exactly the width of fabric at 42 inches.

I have some other Cori Dantini panel prints with fairies that I hope to FMQ all artsy fartsy to make some wall hangings for my girls. Someday.

On another positive note, looks like we are moving in a few weeks. Our new house won't be ready until the beginning of summer so we found a townhome that will be slightly more "cozy" but perfect for the time being. I will have to set up shop in the master bedroom though. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing...haha! Sorry Mr. Relish, you might want to get some ear plugs.

I also want to give Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts a big shout out & thank you hug for listing my blog as one of her "three loves". When I opened up her post from Bloglovin, I was itching to see the three she loves and when I saw my blog first, I just about died! It truly made my week! I know I have been quiet lately because of all the craziness and I am so sorry. If I have any free time, I would rather sew and if I am able to share what I sew, then that's even better. At least I will have a back log of projects to share in case something catastrophic happens like all my machines going in to get repaired at the same time....that would be a sewpocalypse! Anywho, make sure you go check out Alyce's post and introduction to her new series.

That's all I got and hope you are having a great week! The relishes and I have been enjoying the warm weather and sunshine in the backyard this week so hopefully it's nice where you are. :)

Melissa

Ok, one more baby picture...eek!

9 comments:

  1. How cute is that little baby girl! The quilt is really nice. A great gift. And congrats on the Blossom Heart Quilts mention. I saw the post a couple of days ago and was so excited for you! :-)

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  2. That is the sweetest little baby! I love those little piggies in that bottom shot! Great job on highlighting that adorable elephant fabric!

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  3. Congrats! She's precious and so is the quilt!

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  4. Oh my goodness. She is just precious. And I am sure you will find good use for that extra fabric ! Its adorable.
    xo jan

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  5. what a pretty baby and such long toes she has.A lovely quilt which I am sure she will love. Best of luck with your move.

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  6. Great job and I am a huge fan of Dantini's work (mainly fabric)!

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  7. Your quilt is wonderful but the recipient stole the show ;) SO adorable!

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  8. Such a sweet quilt and the baby adorable!

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