2.18.2009

baby quilt



My mom gave me Joelle Hoverson's Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts for Christmas over a year ago, and I just completed my first project from the book. My first quilt ever! It was pretty easy, as it involved absolutely no patchwork. The only tricky part was squaring up the shifty linen I used. In other words, don't look too closely! I was inspired by this dress, and I think the result has a nice Muji-esque simplicity. When I get around to it, I'd love to make a large quilt with the same material and design for my own bed. This one, however, is going to a friend of mine who's about to have a baby. I love the texture of the linen and think this will make a perfect spring/summer blanket to have around, not to mention that it goes with everything.

22 comments:

my name is elly said...

oh jenny, it's beautiful. i love the fabric choice.

erica said...

that's really beautiful and understated, jenny! i wish more baby things were as nice.

i love my sunshine and shadow dress, can't wait for summer so i can wear it again! so true, it goes with everything.

Casey said...

that's really great. love the simple, neutral look. exactly what i would want for my future babies! :)

Kate said...

So lovely Jenny!

sugarmagnolia said...

simple beauty- the best kind, I think. definitely perfect for a wee one. :)

Brittany said...

Your friend is lucky! It is really a challenge to find gorgeous baby goods, gender neutral and pretty almost never happens and you nailed it!

shim + sons said...

So simple + perfect.

kate said...

oh, it's lovely! (i thought of that dress when i saw it.) that is one lucky baby. :)

joanna said...

it's simple but lovely! thanks for sharing!

Abby said...

Very nice, and yes Beautiful in it's simplicity. I too love the texture of linen. I like how you chose the subtle contrast of the parallels and perpendiculars. Each side has a different feel, yet so very similar.

Melissa said...

absolutely perfect

Stockton said...

I love it. Your choice of fabric is so great. (I have been meaning to make peanut the elephant from that book, I better get going before my own friend has her baby!)

amandasasikirana said...

that's one lucky baby! I love the fabric combo.

dogearedit said...

i really like the knots holding the fabric together--they make the quilt look rugged yet gorgeous. beautiful job!

Mefi said...

lovely. can i ask who makes the fabric.

leanne said...

So simple and lovely - you have a lucky friend!

UNIFORM Studio said...

It's fantastic!

emily said...

wonderful.

julia said...

oh, i love it!
as i love your TOAST choice!
check out the new a.p.c. spring collection!
i totally fell for the petrol dress!!!
lovely, don´t you think?

lynne said...

that is one lucky baby.

Heather said...

This is very beautiful. I’ve got some baby-blanket-making on the horizon and will be reaching for my copy of the same book for inspiration. What did you fill it with, a thin cotton batting? It just looks great, Jenny.

jenny gordy said...

thank you! yep, i used thin cotton batting that i bought at a quilt shop a few years ago.