April 12, 2009

Finally I can show you this baby quilt!

Finally, I can show you this baby quilt for my first nephew, who was baptized today, Sunday.
His name is Emil. It has been ready for months, but as it is a gift I could not reveal it before now :)

And finally a baby quilt for a BOY, so obviously I chose to make it in blues, green and a tad of purple. (it is also from this quilt that I have made my header of this blog)

The applications are the creation of my (normally not very crafty) boyfriend. But he insisted on making all sorts of vehicles for the quilt and the motorbike is a symbol for Emil's parents and their common passion :)
So indeed this has become a present from both of us! I might even ask him to make me more patterns for appliqu├ęs in the future :)


The quilting is my very first attempt to stipple, and I am very happy with it too - I know that I have shown you later examples of my stippling, but this was my first try *giggle*

The binding is finished by hand on the back. I am not good with hand stitching, so you will NOT get a closeup...


(back)

Next, I must try to use some of my after-Easter holiday days off to focus on the blocks I have not yet finished for my two quilting bees!! Shame on me...

5 comments:

Michaela said...

Very pretty! I am still trying my stippling, I don't like mine for now. Cute cars and trucks.

Natasha said...

Very cute applique! Well done to you and your boyfriend.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

There you are! Was wondering where you were. I love this quilt! The wheel fabric is perfect, it conveys motion. I love the appliques, good on ya!

Doina said...

Very cute this quilt!

KateKwiltz said...

Very, very cute! he's going to get a lot of use out of it, I bet!