30 September, 2007

Photo Finish

These are the sweet little-girl fabrics I used on a baby quilt for friends of my son, whose daughter is due in November. Their baby shower is at 4 PM today! The yellow background (super-soft flannel) is the backing fabric. I got up before dawn this morning to finish attaching the binding by hand to the back, before I got ready for church. I had the bright (maybe not) idea to put flannel binding on and it wasn't exactly my favorite thing to do, live and learn! I didn't like the way it handled at all in the corners, it was thick and uncooperative. But, it's done and my son has taken it to present it to the new parents. Hopefully baby Taylor will enjoy rubbing that soft binding between her fingers, as little ones like to do, and all the bulky trouble will have been worth it in the long run. I snapped two photos before wrapping the gift (oh, yes... I'm a full-service Mom!) in the early-morning darkness; due to that fact the color is dim in these last two pictures. I used the Disappearing 9-patch pattern, the design effect here is subtle as there isn't that much contrast with these fabrics, I still thought it turned out soft and pretty and interesting, though! I hope Taylor agrees..."Sweet Baby Taylor"
42" X 56"

Life is Good!

10 comments:

JudyL said...

Very feminine and cute for a baby girl. I'll bet she will love rubbing that flannel binding. Glad you mentioned that it wasn't cooperative. I've never tried it and might have thought about doing it some day. Thanks for sharing that learning experience.

dot said...

Seems to me like a quilt any baby would love. I don't think I have ever used flannel for binding. I might stay away from that now. It does sound like a nice soft binding though.

Shelina said...

A soft and cuddly luxurious pink quilt - I am sure that the baby and the Mom will enjoy it.

Su Bee said...

That sure looks like a future "lovey" to me! So sweet! Flannel binding sounds like built-in bunkbeds - a good idea in theory, tough to execute. But I have to try it now - seems like something babies would rub as they fall asleep. Awwww...!

Kyle said...

Thanks for all the work you put into it. I'm sure Taylor will cherish it for many years.

mamaspark said...

She is one lucky little girl. What baby can resist flannel?? Great job!

atet said...

That quilt is adorable and I'm sure she and her parents will LOVE it! You sure are a full service Mom :0).

meggie said...

It is a lovely quilt. Just perfect for a little girl, & so soft & cuddly.

Carole said...

Adorable! Thanks for the tip on flannel binding! ;o) Thanks for sharing!

Nan said...

Love the quilt - it's so sweet! I have never done flannel binding before, and now, with your comments about it, I don't think I ever shall!! Thank you!!