Monday, March 2, 2009

Baby Blessings

I shared last week that one of my close friends had a little baby girl. I was so excited as I had the perfect scraps left of beautiful material from Michael Miller to make a quilt! These scraps are from the "Ginger Blossom" collection.
Here is a close shot of my favorite part of the quilt. The "P" I traced a large chipboard letter onto my fabric, cut it out and zig zagged it into place. I finished her name with the alphabet stamps from the Kim Hughes collection. The little sheep and chick are stamped from Kim's "Sweet Spring" set as well. I colored in a little definition with my copics and added some grass ground cover.
I hope I am encouraging you to use your stamps for SO MUCH MORE than paper.
As for the pattern of the quilt. Well, I didn't follow one. I had a specific amount of fabric left in the different patterns so I drew out on a piece of paper how far each swatch would go and made my pattern accordingly.
Here is a shot of the full baby quilt. How fun it was to make something for such a special lil' bundle!

Enjoy your monday!

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11 comments:

FresitaBonita said...

very beautiful.. you definitely inspired me to use my stamps on more than paper.. thanks..!!

pescbrico said...

very lovely quilt! This is a lucky baby!

leenda said...

Beautifully done!

Norine said...

wow this is a great idea and so pretty
Hugs
Norine

Linda Bandow said...

Wow! How creative and beautiful....I had not thought of using stamps this way...thank you for sharing

Elaine said...

You are one multi-talented lady! (something I hope to be one day, lol!) This is a beautiful quilt!

Anita said...

Thanks for the quilt Sherrie, it's beautiful. It will make a great keepsake. (and yes I will use it!)

Anita

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

That is seriously the most beautiful precious little quilt ever!!! Wonderful colors and design, you are one talented girlie:)!

Kendra - The Craft Addict said...

I love your quilts... I've been making some for my kids too (jean ones, they're so warm & cuddly)... my question though, is what type of ink do you use to stamp on your fabric? I know you colour with copics which is fine for washing, but what about the base ink... any special one best IYO?

Sherrie said...

For this quilt I used Palette's Burnt Umber (Tsukineko) as I know it is permanent when heat set and works with copics too.

Cindy said...

This is adorable!