Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I Spy Quilt for Baby Oster

I Spy Baby Quilt
30" x 42"

Finished just in time for Amanda's baby.  My second cousin, Stuart Oster and Amanda were married in a beautiful, touching ceremony April 30, 2010.  This is the first grandchild for my cousin Tom and his wonderful wife, Carla.  This baby is coming into a large circle of LOVE.  I'm in the process of making a small wall quilt out of the scans done at 20 weeks.  When Amanda and Stuart came for a quick visit last fall, I was totally amazed at these scans.  I wanted to make this quilt first as the baby is due in early February.

This is my second baby quilt.  The first one was for Morgandy.  Not knowing what I was suppose to do, this quilt was also an "I Spy".  I can't remember exactly how big it was.  However, it was too big to drag around.  I wanted this new quilt to be small enough so that the child could drag it around for play.  Like my first quilt, I wanted it to be interesting for a child.

The baby's room is yellow like the back of the quilt.  The crib is one of the most beautiful pieces of furniture I've ever seen. It is wood stained a soft gray.  The grain shows through.  It will become a headboard in later years.  Because of the gray, I used all different gray fabrics to boarder my groups of six .  I think this will allow the quilt to be interesting to the child, yet fit the bedroom decor.

All fabrics and batting were washed before cutting.  I wash everything that comes into my house. I've also learned to test ribbons and trims.  While making my first baby quilt, one of the pieces of grosgrain bleed.  Luckily I found it immediately because I was using a steam iron to press the pieces over. Because this hopefully will be used for a newborn, I washed it again after quilting and binding. It is lightly quilted to keep it soft and cuddly.

The batting is "Warm & Safe" by the Warm Company.  It is naturally fire retardant.  It is also non toxic, non allergenic, and free from chemicals.  Luckily I had some on hand, because I can not find this anymore.  When I used it for Morgandy's quilt, I bought an extra bag to keep on-hand.  

We are having a blizzard at the moment, so it gives me a chance for quiet quilting and posting this quilt.  It will go in the mail Thursday when the roads are hopefully cleared.  Hope it is loved.

Detail 1

Detail 2

Detail 3

First baby quilt is here


LA Paylor said...

Hi Ann
I love this. It's so fresh and modern way to showcase specialty fabrics. And I have many of those same ones, heh heh.
cows, tees, etc.
Thanks, LeeAnna

sonja said...

what a wonderful quilt for a new arrival! what fun baby will have searching each fabric and i really like your modern setting.Good Job!

Norma Schlager said...

Won't the baby have fun identifying all the objects in the squares when he gets old enough? Great way to spend a snowy day! I'm sure it will be loved.

Andrine said...

So cute and fun!