With all the babies being born in my family this year, I’m trying new ideas for baby gifts. This is my latest creation called Lil’ Lovee by Linda.
I combined leftover Minkee and flannel scraps. The finished size is about 13″, but you can make it any size depending on your remnants. I used 2 flannels to make an uneven 4 patch block. Any block would work, I wanted fewer seams to keep it soft and cuddly. If I was more ambitious, I might have personalized the Lil’ Lovee, maybe next time!
It’s a sweet, cheek cuddler when they’re little babies and a dolly blanket when they’re older. It’s sooooo soft.
Like the dish mats, I left the 4 patch seam open for turning and then top- stitched around the seams, closing the opening. Fast and easy!
This one was sent to Kailani, who is enjoying her Tummy Time quilt, too!
Isn’t she adorable?!
Thanks for looking! Linda
My extended family will be having four babies this year! And yesterday was the arrival of the first, Kailani Harper! I love making Tummy Time quilts for the babies and here’s the one I made for Kailani.
If you’ve followed my blog you might have seen the design process for making this quilt. All the fabric was leftover from another quilt!
The batting is Quilter’s Dream 100% cotton select with another layer of Quilter’s Dream Puff! I love the texture of the double batting and my new favorite Swirl and Curl freehand quilting design. I challenge the parents to use the quilts and I’ll make them another if they wear it out!
I’m linking with A Stitch in Time for another April finish!
I wasn’t convincing any customers to try this bright neon thread, so I slipped one of my quilts into the queue! The thread is Magnifico by Superior Threads, Citrus Flash, #2198. It quilted great and looks fabulous on this string pieced, tummy time quilt. It’s too soon to reveal the whole quilt!
I love it!!
My grand-niece Anabel turned one yesterday and every little girl needs a dolly quilt! This quilt is the result of doing a Lil’ Twister tool demo for quilt guild. It’s a perfect size for a Tummy Time dolly quilt.
And just for fun, I made a little postage stamp quilt for the dolly! My quilting buddy, Candace, has been donating charms to me for my PSQ and a few of them were pink flannel! Isn’t it cute? I used a flannel backing with no batting or quilting.
I didn’t have Anabel’s dolly for the photo, so I swiped a Teddy bear from our daughter’s room to show the size.
I usually do big projects, but it’s very satisfying to make small ones!
I didn’t have an August finish to post, where did that month go, so I’m linking to September’s Stitch In Time for my first finish. I hope to have another finish this month! We’ll see!
Check out other September finishes here! Thanks for looking. Linda
Do you remember the baby shower gift wrapped in a quilt? Well, that baby is a boy! I decided to finish the boy version the day my niece went to the hospital! I was getting progress reports from the grandma (my sister) while I was stitching away. I had the binding made and sewn on by machine, front and back, by 10:30 pm and Jordy was born at 12:03 am, so I had it done before he was born!!
Here I am giving Jordy his Tummy Time quilt, isn’t he cute?! I guess I’ll have to wait for another baby for the girl version to be gifted. I have lots of nieces and nephews so it’ll happen soon. My son got married this summer, they could make me grandma again!!
The label is stitched with Packer green thread in honor of his Packer namesake, Jordy Nelson. Yes, he’s named after a Green Bay Packer player!
The backing and binding are flannel, soft and cozy!
The batting is Quilter’s Dream Puff and the thread is A&E PermaCore.
Thanks for looking! I’m enjoying all your cookie/candy comments and compliments on my give-away post here. If you haven’t been blog hopping with the Quilting Gallery here’s the button to get you there!