Am I the only one who…?

by Nicole

…waits until a week before the baby shower to start the baby quilt?

I went back and forth about whether or not to even make a quilt. It is so much easier to pick something off the registry, isn’t it?

When I finally decided to go for it, I wanted to do something that would be pretty quick to make.

I chose the Baby Life Quilt by V and Co. I think it’s so cute!

A kind friend was sweet enough to cut out the letters for me using her cutting machine. I don’t think I would have been able to get them done so quickly and neatly by hand.

Laying out the letters took longer than I thought it would. I think mostly because I’m a bit particular about the spacing being just right.

Although I wasn’t crazy about the color lilac, I went with a lilac background and green and burgundy accents since lilac is one of the mom-to-be’s favorite colors. But after getting half of the letters appliqued on, I started having second thoughts about the background color.

So I listened to the quilt when it said, “Repeat,” and started all over again with a green polka dot on white for the background. Not the best thing to do in a time crunch, eh? But worth it. I like this one much better. 

I’m plugging away and hoping to get it done before the baby shower this weekend. Wish me luck!

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Carla April 11, 2013 - 5:01 am

Your quilt will be very sweet and much loved I'm sure ; )

Megan April 11, 2013 - 6:38 am

Very cute! And nothing like the pressure of a looming deadline to get the creative juices flowing!

Annabella April 11, 2013 - 8:59 am

I always work much better under pressure and always leave EVERYTHING to the last minute! The quilt is really lovely and the lettering is beautiful.

Gertie Pye April 11, 2013 - 9:00 am

What a fabulous quilt pattern! I remember seeing it a while ago and thinking it was too tricky, but several bee months using fusible web later and I think this one can go onto my list! Just so long as it isn't me having the baby….

Heather D. April 11, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Really cute! I made that quilt once too, quite a while ago and unfortunately I don't have any photos of it. šŸ™

M-R Charbonneau April 11, 2013 - 3:18 pm

I love that quilt, Nicole. Good luck!

Valerie April 11, 2013 - 10:11 pm

Yes, I totally do that too, but then don't finish so have to get something off the registry:). This is a great quilt!

pandchintz April 11, 2013 - 10:37 pm

That will be so cute, Nicole! Hope you get it done in time.

Katy Cameron April 11, 2013 - 10:49 pm

I would so have the ruler out for this!

Foster April 11, 2013 - 11:22 pm

That is a clever quilt! I have a baby shower Wednesday. I can't start making a quilt until Saturday!

amidthismoment April 12, 2013 - 12:34 am

That "font" is wonderful! I'm glad you were able to get a machine to do the cutting. I like how the letters pop against the polka dot background.


Paige April 12, 2013 - 1:49 am

Awww, so cute. Can't wait to see it finished!

LindieLee July 6, 2013 - 5:51 pm

What's the name of the machine? How much does it cost? Do you have to buy plates for each letter? I would like to know more

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