Sunday, July 13, 2008

Another baby quilt

My friend just learned that her family may be adopting a little baby girl who is due to be born any day now! This does not leave much opportunity for dilly-dallying about design and fabrics. Time for some decisive quilting action! (And another excuse for a girly quilt!)

Inspired by AJ and her beautiful designs, I whipped out my Electric Quilt program. Lacking any original thoughts of my own though, I adapted a design I found in the June 2008 issue of McCall's Quilting called "Summer Ice":

eq baby quilt design
I had three fabrics in my stash that I knew I wanted to use, all from the Mackenzie collection by Anna Griffin. I really wanted to get a good idea of how they might look in the design, so I made my first attempts at importing fabrics into the program. It's not perfect, but you can definitely get a good feeling about the overall look of the quilt. But I still need to come up with a name for it. On the other hand, that is probably the least of my worries at this point.

Yesterday I went fabric shopping and picked up the other fabrics needed (the pink, green, and blue) and then did my pre-washing. Now I'm ready to cut!


  1. Loverly! I should try the importing thing too.

  2. Robin, this is just darling! I love the little fussy cuts in the corners. You are one active crafty gal. That little girl and parents will treasure it!.
    I have to say, I am a little torn on the homemade pads LOL. I had never ever heard of such a thing, though you made them beautifully. I could possibly be an option if I had my own laundry set up, but since I share with heaven knows who, washing my bloody fabric pads may be a bit scary. I am pretty sure I wouldn't want them to do it. Since I actually bleed pretty light, if I did get my own machine, I may have to at least give it a sot, save a little money and waste. You are one clever, dedicated girl. Let me know how they work ok. Have fun with the quilt, Love Stacy

  3. That's really quite adorable, I can't wait to see a picture of it finished.

    I haven't tried importing my own fabric into my EQ6 program yet. You have inspired me, I may just have to learn how.