Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Baby Bunny Pink

After getting reacquainted with my Hello Kitty Janome sewing machine last week making the soft fabric book, I decided to tackle another sewing project. I know a few babies that are arriving this Summer, so I need to start making the gifts now. Jo-Ann Fabrics sells these quilt kits called Cuddly Quilt Kit. I bought 2 kits in January. This one is called Baby Bunny Pink. It comes with all the fabric for the front and back and includes easy directions. This quilt doesn't require batting. The rights sides are sewn together leaving a small opening and then you turn the quilt right side out.The directions are very clear in how to cut out all the pieces and how to assemble. My biggest and only complaint is the choice of fabrics they give you. Most of the fabric is cotton and flannel, but there is also satin and a eyelet cloth that has embroidery all over it. Those two were very hard to sew with. I ripped out the sewing many times, but decided to just go with it at the end because I was beyond frustrated. Surprisingly, the pink heart plush for the borders didn't give me any problems.It's not perfect, but it's still cute. It's a light blanket, perfect for a Summer baby girl.The back is a flannel print, called Bunny Words. The size of the blanket is 30.5" by 36".

30 comments:

Natalie said...

Cute and pretty, looks soft, cuddly and sweet, practically perfect in every way, and the quilt is very nice too!
I just love Melody's grin... she looks delighted to see you, like she is confident and content.

Randi said...

You should really open an Etsy store. I think you could sell just about anything with Melody as your model. She is the picture of sweetness!

Priscilla said...

What a pretty blanket. It looks so comfy and soft! Looks like Melody likes it...still getting cuter!!

amandajean said...

what a sweet quilt. nice job!

Alice said...

So darling! The plus heart border is just the best!

Rebekah said...

this turned out so great! I'm always afraid of sewing with Satin.

Those project kits are so handy. I have a quilt kit that I bought that I need to get going on soon.

Jacquie said...

Love the bunny fabric. I'm going to have to look for this next time I head to JoAnn's. I need quick things to sew for babies. Lots coming around here!

Agnes said...

Lovely baby pink! I will restart on my Colourwheel quilt after the carpet cleaning people come! LOL! Don't want to put the white fabrics on the carpet when I'm not sure it's really clean!

Rima said...

So very beautiful! I wonder if you are ever tempted to keep the cute things to make for others for Melody.

bunbun said...

That is the sweetest blanket ever! I want one for myself. And you make me have dreams of having my own HK Janome!!!! I will get one, I am just waiting to see what my employment situation is going to turn out like.

I also love Melody's pajamas a lot! I am a grown girl, but I want her blanket and pajamas...Maybe I need to grow up a little??? LOL

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The fabric is darling and you did a great job! I love the hearts. So so cute. And the baby - cuter than ever!!!

Chickengirl said...

Gosh, Melody is getting big! The cutest model, ever!

Glad you are breaking out your hk sewing machine again! I haven't sewn in a while!

Hannah said...

How sweet! This reminds me of a homemade quilt that I received when I was a baby- However, mine was covered with ducks instead of bunnies. It's all cute though. :)

*karen said...

Sweet :o)

YayaOrchid said...

Your blanket looks so sweet and cuddly, just like Melody! Your baby just keeps getting cuter and cuter! thank you for sharing!

Jennie said...

Lovely, Lovely.

Laurah said...

That's neat how the quilt has different textures. Perfect for a little baby. I would have thought the border fabric would be hard to deal with. Good to know!

Corrie said...

cute quilt but I love looking at your little melody especially the first photo...what a smile! I adore her

hetty said...

Great little blanket! Looks like Melody is enjoying it. Will she be able to give it up? She is the cutest thing!

flanthrower said...

Nifty blanket! It looks so soft and snuggly. Have you tried using a walking foot with your Janome? I find that that's sometimes helpful with slippery fabrics. You may have to fiddle around with the tension first but I think it helps!

Danielle said...

That blanket is super sweet (Melody too of course :)! I love the plush heart fabric on the border. I can truly imagine just how hard the satin fabric was to work with. I hate working with that type of fabric!! What a great gift it will definitely make for a summer baby girl! I would've loved it for my baby girl (she was born in Aug.)

Octopus Knits said...

Very cute (and I love the picture of Melody "reading" in your previous post)!

c.Rachel said...

great gift!

Melody is always a picture of cuteness, sweetness, and happiness!

opportunityknits said...

The blankie is much prettier than anything you can buy in the shops! And, nothing better than a cute baby with a sweet smile to show it off :)

Marisa said...

I've seen that fleasy fabric before and it's to die for soft. Your baby looks so cute there all happy and sweet. What a great creation, and what a little doll you have there.

Knitterella said...

I think it's very cute! Melody seems to like it as well.

I like that plush embossed heart fabric. I've been using it for my Touchy-Feely Taggie Blankets. It's so soft and sweet.

Marianne said...

I love that border on the blanket ! And the bunnies offcourse !
It seems like Melody gets cuter by the day :-)

Teesa said...

Great sewing Oiyi! It's beautiful and that includes Melody too!!! ^_^

*karen said...

Hey, Happy Mother's Day!

JL said...

Happy Mother's Day.

This is so lovely. Nice works.