Sunday, September 12, 2021

A Baby Quilt


Hello lovely lovelies♡ A beautiful welcome to you♡ Thank you for all your lovely comments last week. My husband and I celebrated Father's Day in the best of ways. Driving through glorious countryside, a perfect sunny, spring day, delicious food and coffee......and good company to boot. Well, me thinks it was excellent company, as for what he thinks......you will have to ask him. =)

I have decided to fashion a baby quilt!! I know!! What am I thinking??!! With two other quilts on the go, (well there were three, but I have finished my flower garden quilt....YAY) I really need to start a new quilt like I need a hole in the head!! But, a teacher at the school where my husband is a chaplain has just given birth to a baby, a sweet little girl; so he asked if I could possibly make a baby quilt as a gift. Why of course I can; just because I have so much time with not much to do. =) Seriously though, a baby quilt is always a delight to fashion, isn't it?? And, it helps that they are small and quick to fashion.

So, a new baby quilt is in the works. The teacher wanted  an Australian fauna and flora theme for her baby's nursery. Also, the nursery is neutral in colour so a lot of pink is not to be seen. Australian animals and flowers with a little girl aesthetic was going to prove tricky.  In my travels I happened upon fabrics designed by Australian designer Jocelyn Proust. She is one of Australia's most revered artists and is well known for her Australia Native Flora and Australian Birds collections. Her designs are spilling over with abstract prints of sweet wombats, echidnas, koalas, kangaroos, parrots, bandicoots, platypuses etc etc. Among the mix are pretty designs of Australian flowers, as well. These abstract and fun designs, will I think, fit wonderfully into a neutral coloured, little girl's nursery with an Australian theme. The fabrics are in hues of peach, orange, pink, mint green, aqua, turquoise, teal, blue and grey, all in varying tones. I can in my mind's eye see mother and child snuggled  under this quilt imagining many an adventurous story where kangaroos, wombats, kookaburras, and all their  animal friends get up to all manner of mischief  and boisterous fun, deep within the Australian bush. There is many an escapade to be imagined, curled up under this sweet quilt♡

But what design will I make?? As I want this quilt to be finished by November, and as I don't have a lot of time, because I still want to work on my other quilts, I thought I would fashion a cot size, QAYG hexie quilt......again! These fabrics will look perfect as small hexies, scattered here and there with not a lot of thought to placement. Each hexie will be bordered by a mint green and white polka dot fabric.  Quick, easy and pretty♡ 







'Tis late Sunday afternoon here. For the best part of the afternoon I have been cutting fabric and batting into the shape of hexies, then stitching the backing fabric to each hexie by machine. I used my little Bernina machine which I haven't stitched on for a very long while. This little machine is a dream to sew with. I am reminded as to why I do not use it more often?? Later this evening I will begin to hand stitch the hexies together and join the other lovely ladies over at Kathy's place for a little Sunday slow stitching. I will be absent from blogland over the next couple of weeks as my husband and I are going on a little road trip to Hobart. A little road trip always means a kit bag  with a little hand stitching, and perhaps a little knitting hidden within. Hopefully when next you visit there will be a lot to show for all that driving through the countryside.

May your day be a lovely one♡ May there be a little magic, sunshine and beauty sprinkled into your day♡

Until the next time..........














53 comments:

  1. I see that Father's day was a lovely day...For both ;) Here, it's in March...
    What a beautiful, personalized baby quilt it will be, Kim ! Anxious to see the result !
    Gorgeous flowers !
    Have a shinny week !
    Hug
    Anna

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  2. A perfect selection of fabrics for the new baby girl’s quilt. She will have fun looking at all the plants and animals on her quilt! Have a wonderful vacation. I look forward to seeing pictures of your adventures when you get back. I also take handwork projects in the car when we travel

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  3. The baby quilt will be beautiful and timeless and I love your choice for the back. I'm really looking forward to seeing the results!

    I'm only a very occasional and totally amateur quilter so I'd not come across QAYG before now. I knew instantly what the letters stood for and my interest was thoroughly piqued! Many thanks for the inspiration - I hope I can actually finish something to show you!

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    1. Thank you so much♡ I am looking forward to seeing those pretties you finish. So happy to inspire, if only a little. Kim Xx

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  4. I adore the fabrics that you chose for that baby quilt. There will be hours of fun searching for the various animals and flowers. You have gotten quite a good start on all those pretty hexies. I am impressed with the precision of your polka dot binding. Enjoy your trip! Happy stitching!

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  5. Your Aussie hexagon baby quilt is already looking exciting and your choice of fabric is gorgeous. Enjoy your road trip and I'm sure you will have plenty to work on in the evenings after traveling around. Safe travels, and I'll look forward to reading about your adventures on your return,

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  6. What a lovely baby quil you are making, Kim.
    How excite, about a road trip!! Have a safe travel. Enjoy and have fun.

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  7. Beautiful hexagons and I hope you have a wonderful trip.

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  8. how sweet is that baby quilt? And perfect for a Aussie themed nursery, but subtle, if you know what I mean.

    Safe travels!

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  9. What a charming collection of fabrics for the baby quilt. Do you glue baste the edging around the hexie before machine stitching? I wish you safe and happy traveling. Enjoy your trip.
    Pat

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  10. This is so cute! I can't wait to see the whole quilt finished, happy stitching!

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  11. Oh, that baby quilt will be a treasure! Have a great trip!

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  12. I wondered what you would come up with as a way to put all of these lovelies together and you did it! All the blocks look a bit like playing cards. Have a great adventure!

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  13. That baby quilt will be lovely. I have one to make as well for a friend but haven’t even started. Beautiful pictures as always. Have a great and relaxing trip!

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  14. I love the QAYG hexies and I love those fabrics! What a fun way to make a baby quilt! I'll enjoy seeing the quilt when you finish it up.

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  15. I'm glad Fathers Day was such a lovely day and I'm quite sure that your husband found your company delightful too. I love the idea of the baby quilt and you haven't made it easy for yourself, no plain old hexies for you They have to bordered in that delightful spotted fabric, I could not do that, the stitching would be all over the place but yours is so neat and perfect. Have fun on your road trip. xx

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  16. This blanket will be cute. Mom and baby will be delighted. The fabrics are very beautiful. I wish you a happy journey. I did not know about such an animal as a wombat)). My daughter and I found it on the Internet. Indeed, a very cute animal.

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    1. Svetlana, wombats are the cutest of animals. I think we have one in the garden digging holes everywhere, but he just seems to hide. =) Hoping this little quilt will be sweet and that mother and child will love it. Kim Xx

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  17. Baby quilts are enjoyable to make. Lucky is the sweet baby girl who will be the recepient. Maybe it’ll be a refreshing break from your other projects. Vintage sewing machines are simple and fun to sew with. May you enjoy hand stitching projects as you travel the countryside!

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  18. What beautiful fabrics, and great new project! Hope you have a great trip, I will surely miss you!

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  19. Preciosos hexágonos, las telas son adorables.
    Te deseo un maravilloso viaje y nos leemos a la vuelta. BESICOS.

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  20. Lovely! What soft colors and they work together beautifully!
    I love the sweater you're knitting VERY MUCH!

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  21. Such cuteness!Love those colors...Hugs and blessings!

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  22. Those are wonderful fabrics. You quilt will be perfect :)

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  23. Enjoy, enjoy your trip to Hobart. Isn't it wonderful to think about hand stitching without any special constraints? When I'm at home I always think of other things I can be doing but when on a trip, relaxation comes first. :) Love the baby quilt and what a perfect project to take with you. I'll be waiting (somewhat patiently) to see all the progress you've made.

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  24. The baby quilt will be beautiful, such pretty colours and fabrics. I hope you have a wonderful trip away. Looking forward to your knitting and stitching progress.

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  25. Oh, what a beautiful baby quilt this will be! I cannot wait to see your finished quilt. It will be a treasure, for sure.

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  26. Oh that is very sweet of you to make her a quilt, you have such cute fabrics there to use, and how special to be creating a hexie quilt for her, I am sure she will be thrilled with it and I can't wait to see it done :)
    I hope you two have a good time on your trip and enjoy your time away, look forward to hearing how it all went!

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  27. That is a great fabric selection and how wonderful it is to make a baby quilt. I wouldn't have thought of hand stitched hexis as being simple and quick though. Enjoy your trip!

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  28. This quilt is going to be glorious, Kim. Such delightful and fun fabrics. You are already going to town on it and at this speed you will have it completed way before November. Have a lovely road trip and vacation. Enjoy the spring weather, my dear and happy quilting.

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  29. Hi Kim
    Another wonderful hexagon quilt. Fabrics are unusual.
    Hope you have a great trip. Look forward to seeing all the photos when you return.
    Best wishes Kay c Xx

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    1. The fabrics are unusual aren't they? I love the abstract nature of these sweet fabrics; so happy I found them. Thank you for your best wishes re our little trip, Kay. I am looking forward to it. See you in a little while. Hoping you are enjoying a fabulous week. Kim Xx

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  30. I am in love! That is so adorable, Kim. I guarantee it will be most appreciated and well-loved for years to come. My new grandgirl's nursery is fashioned in woodland characters too! I love the little koalas. Have a wonderful week!

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  31. The quilt is going to be so pretty. I like the fabrics you chose. The parents and baby will love it.

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  32. Your baby quilt will be beautiful, Kim, and so very much loved! The fabric choices are perfect, I can’t wait to see the finished product. Enjoy your get-away! Traveling has taken a back burner this past year and a half so I hope you two will have a wonderful time seeing the all sights! Wishing you safe travels!! Zenda

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  33. That is going o be so ch a lovely gift. The fabrics are beautiful and perfect for a sweet baby girl.looking forward to seeing your finished flower quilt. Yay!

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  34. Beautiful fabrics as always, another treasure in the makings. Hope you enjoy your week away.

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  35. I love this plan for a baby quilt. The fabrics are wonderful - I haven't seen them before but love them. You make me want to try working with QAYG hexies.

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  36. This is amazing! A true heirloom quilt mom will enjoy, use and keep for years!

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  37. You know how I LOVE your hexie quilts, Kim! The new mom will love this special quilt for her baby. One of these days I’m going to try a QAYG! Enjoy your trip with your dear hubby!

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  38. You are having just too much fun! Love the Hexie shapes and the intricate patterns of the fabrics, definitely will be a keeper! Have fun on your trip!!! Sandi

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  39. Hey Ki8m... I love your hexi's you are building for this baby quilt... sew lovely! What a beautiful visit I had to your Sunday blog post on Tuesday! lol Kathi

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  40. Oh I think the quilt is going to be stunning Kim. I so love the fabrics you have chosen - just gorgeous. I am having issues with blogger again & missed your post - it is showing on my reading list as having been published 6 hours ago but I see you wrote it on Sunday. Enjoy your road trip dear Kim .xx

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  41. Ooh! Another hexie quilt. I'll love to see how this turns out. :-)

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  42. I hope you are having a fab road trip!
    Baby quilts are always so lovely (and not too big) to make, I am sure yours will be just lovely :-)

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  43. Those Jocelyn Proust fabrics are lovely and your choice of hexies to display them is very clever. It’s going to be a very pretty quilt.

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  44. Oh it is going to be a very special and very beautiful baby quilt for sure! I am actually glad it is not pink, you have blended such beautiful colours and prints that the little one will treasure it forever. Safe and happy travels, Kim!

    -Soma

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  45. Kim - you are so sweet to agree to make this baby quilt! I like how you are using the same fabric to trim the hexies ... it's going to be lovely!!!

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  46. Hi Kim, how nice that you are going to make a baby quilt. The fabrics you are going to use are beautiful, wonderful and how wonderful that you are going to do it with hexagons.
    The ones you have made are very sweet and you always combine it so beautifully with the flowers, it is a pleasure to look at your photos.
    Have fun with your new quilt.

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    1. Loes, I am having fun stitching these pretty hexies. I am loving these sweet fabrics. Hoping all is well in your little part of the world. Thank you for stopping by, lovely Loes. Kim Xx

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