Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dumbo's Bath

I finished a baby quilt for the soon to be granddaughter of a friend of mine. The mom-to-be loved Dumbo as a child and had Dumbo on the shower invitations. I took one of those images and blew it up to extra large sized, traced it onto freezer paper and replicated it in Minky and Chenille.

During my retreat weekend, I made the blocks in a stack and whack, crazy block style. I originally made 25 blocks, and sewed them together in a 5x5 setting. Then I put Dumbo in the middle and he disappeared! The blocks were just too busy. I went into my stash and found a fabulous Moda plaid from a couple of years ago, and it was perfect, but I didn't have enough, so I decided on the pink hearts to border it to make it the correct size. I had to rip out the 9 middle blocks. Jennie suggested that I use them on the back, which I agreed would be a great idea. I surounded the blocks with a pink gingham minky and now the quilt is reversible!

There's nothing more fun then ripping out 3/4 of the quilt you just assembled! Oh well, it just confirms my favorite quilt saying "it's not a mistake, it's a design opportunity." I love how it turned out. I think it's just the cutest and has a lot of great texture for the baby.


Jennie said...

It turned out SO cute!!

Ann Champion said...

I love the way the final project turned out! Very clever of you to enlarge the image.
This is truly a reversible quilt. The cozy side will be extra nice in cool weather..and the cotton side will be cooler when the weather gets warm. I'm sure it will be well loved! :)

Sophola-fi-fi said...

Looks fantastically adorable! Great job!

PaigeAlaine said...

Wow, Dumbo came alive with your pink line quilting! It is an adorable quilt and all that great texture! Love the back too!