Making Her 8th Quilt

by Nicole

I am on a mission to dwindle the size of my w.i.p. list. Next up? A quilt I started for my little one last year.

One night as I was getting her ready for bed, she looks up at me and says, “Mommy, the blankets for nap are too small. Can I take one of the quilts?”
“Sure, sweetheart,” I said, but inside I was thinking, “Oh, my goodness! She needs a new quilt!” Never mind the seven quilts folded in her drawer. 
As soon as I said goodnight, I got to work cutting out a new quilt. I wanted to use a design that would be quick to stitch together. After all, my baby needed a new quilt!
I chose the Palimpsest quilt in Thomas Knauer’s Modern Quilt Perspectives. The block comes together quickly with its big pieces.

Modern Quilt Perspectives_Palimpsest
I only needed 12 blocks to make a jumbo size nap quilt.  I used pink and yellow flannel scraps from my Anna Maria Horner magic numbers quilt, along with a few other flannels from my stash to make the top.


For the backing, I’m going to use this Forest Life flannel print by Michael Miller.

Forest Life_Michael Miller

Somewhere along the way, making this quilt top dropped off the priority list, but I’m ready to put it back on. All it needs is quilting and binding. I will get it done this month. My baby girl needs an eighth quilt! 

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Mary Marcotte February 7, 2015 - 3:03 pm

Oh my, we can't have her needing a quilt for very long. May I suggest that if the too-small quilts are also too big for other things (like dolls and walls) that you wash and donate them to a local hospital for a smaller child to use? That they are loved already shouldn't matter to another little one and they won't just sit unused.

The fabrics in this one are so cute and colorful…this one will be such a happy quilt!

Kate February 7, 2015 - 3:23 pm

Such fun fabrics in both the top and the backing. The last time my baby girl (now 16) asked for a quilt, it took her mom about 3 years to finish it. So you are doing really well on the time line in my book.

Debbie February 7, 2015 - 4:15 pm

haha. Just like grandgirl's little doll quilt. She mentioned it so I had to make it NOW! This is looking lovely!

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny February 7, 2015 - 4:22 pm

Nicole – I hear you! I hadn't sewn in about 10 years…just got into other crafts and didn't really have a reason to sew. Then one day 4 years ago, my little (then) 5 year old grand daughters said to me "Nanny, I need a princess dress. Can you make me one?" I asked, "why do you need a princess dress?" She said "well, I am Daddy's little princess ain't I?" I said "Yes you are" and she said "Well, how can I be a princess without a princess dress?" I went right out, bought some glittery fabric (Full price I paid!) and make her a pink glittery dress, just a regular dress pattern so she can wear it daily, and made her a princess dress! My sewing hasn't stopped since then!

Leanne February 7, 2015 - 7:06 pm

Of course you must finish it, it sounds lovely and soft.

Cherie February 7, 2015 - 7:18 pm

Interesting quilt design. Love the cute fabric backing!

Kathy@KayakQuilting February 7, 2015 - 8:59 pm

You're the best mom!! Beautiful little girl fabrics. Particularly love the flannel backing!

Carla February 8, 2015 - 5:23 am

Very sweet. I have that book so I will go have another look ; )

Rachel February 9, 2015 - 12:00 am

Awesome! I dare not count how many quilts my daughter has so far.

Katy Cameron February 9, 2015 - 9:02 pm

Lol, one would hate for the world ending moment to hit when that vital 8th quilt was missing ;o)

SuperMomNoCape February 10, 2015 - 3:19 am

I love the fabrics you've used! She's going to love it!

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