Saturday, July 20, 2013

SEWING FOR THE "LITTLES"

One of my favourite things to sew are baby quilts. The fabrics are fun, and they usually work up quickly.  For this quilt I pulled out all of my Aneela Hoey fabrics and started playing around. I had a charm pack of Cherry Christmas and I added 5" squares of Sherbet Pips, Little Apples, and Sew Stitchy.



The Tuffet was made with 6 fat quarters and lots of stuffing  : )


I also had a mini charm pack of Posy that I wanted to use too.  I pieced the charm squares until I had a length that would finish an even number, then I added the strip of mini charms. I finished it off with more charm squares on the other side.


I like how all these lines work together. The back is the little girls on the swing from the Sherbet Pips line.


I think they will live here for a while until I need them for a new baby.


Just for something different I tried making a tent for the girls' little dolls. We'll have to try it out next time they are over.


Hubby and I are off for a few days for a little celebration. See you when we get back.

quilt stats:
Fabrics by Aneela Hoey for Moda
33" x 36"

19 comments:

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I am of fan of Aneela Hoeys fabrics and your quilts!!!

Needled Mom said...

Very cute! Some baby is going to love that quilt.

The tent for the dolls is darling too.

quiltmania said...

Love the "little" quilt. You two have a wonderful get away!

mle said...

Those fabrics make such a cute baby quilt! The tent is amazing, I'm sure it will be a blast for them!

Carla said...

Love, love, love the baby quilt and tuffet. Your choice of fabrics is perfect.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Adorable! Love the tuffet! Amazing tent too! Have fun celebrating :)

Gramma Quilter said...

so cute! great fabric choices! have fun!

Sarah Lizzie said...

Many a fun-filled hour playing in the land of make believe will be spent in your gorgeous tent! And...your quilt and tuffett...any Little Miss Muffet would love to sit on your pretty tuffet wrapped in your oh so pretty quilt!!

Nat at Made in Home said...

That is all so cute!

Caroline said...

Everything is wonderful Carla, enjoy your celebration!

Patchwork and Play said...

I agree- sewing baby quilts is very satisfying- pretty fabrics and small enough to get finished quickly. Yours is so lovely with the addition of the min charm pack! Enjoy your celebration! (BTW I can't comment via Blog Lovin'. You might want to check your comment settings when you get back..)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

love the mixed up fabrics, great combination, and the.mix of block sizes works really well too

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Darling!

Gina said...

Love the quilt and tuffet! The tent
Oops pretty amazing too. You said it is for the girls' dolls, how tall is it? Enjoy your celebration and have a safe trip!

Lynne said...

The tuffet and tent look like fun to me! Good idea using the mini charms with the regular. It made up to a lovely quilt!

Hannah said...

I'm always hesitant to admit this in real life, but I often love the color palettes in baby gear enough to want it for myself. I'm going to have a really hard time not dressing my future children the way I would dress the baby version of myself if that were possible.

For instance, I'd love to be able to go home and curl up under that quilt! I think my quilting friends at Kollabora, the crafting community, would like this too—you should post this over there!

vintage grey said...

Oh, these are the sweetest Carla!! Some of my favorite prints!! And, the tent is so cute! xo Heather

Sherry said...

I love the quilt and the tuffet. The row of mini charms is a great idea. Cute little tent too, my grandkids would love that. I smiled when reading about your raspberries. My grandkids have not been around this week so we did get the chance to eat a few of our berries ourselves.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I think I will mix all of Aneela's fabric lines together too. They look so sweet all mixed up!