Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Another baby quilt

Friends of ours are going to become first-time grandparents in September and since the baby shower is in August, I figured I should get moving on finishing up this little baby quilt.

I have shown this before - in a post I did way back in February of this year. I mentioned then that I had wanted to try out the block. It was a freebie on Connecting Threads website and you can find it HERE. I had some light blue fabric given to me by Mary-Frances and a pale blue fat quarter that had the word 'Baby' on it. I figured I would just get the quilt done and put it away for some future baby. Well, apparently, it will be a boy and now is the time to finish this.

This is the border treatment I am planning. I have not yet measured the light blue fabric but I am hoping that there is enough there. The fabric is doubled in the photo. I am not keen on going out to purchase more fabric since I want to use up what I have. The white in the photo is really interfacing. I was in a hurry just to get this photo done so I could see what it would look like and the interfacing was a handy white to use. I will, of course, be using white broadcloth.

I have added two more hats to my preemie collection bringing the total to seven. The one on right was done last night with double-pointed needles and I have Ulla to thank for it. I had never used double-pointed needles before and she sent me a link to a YouTube video showing just how easy it was. In the video, one knits in the beginning tail of yarn so once one finishes knitting the hat, one need only to weave in the ending tail. Now I have to go look for more free patterns on the internet. I do like "free."

Once again, I will be linking up with The Needle and Thread Network. If you are in dire need of inspiration or would like to see what other Canadian bloggers doing out there, go take a look.

14 comments:

  1. It's fun to get projects finished up! That's what I've been doing too.
    The preemie hats are sweet and fun to knit. Good for you too figuring out the four needles!

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  2. Great baby quilt! I love it. I have been trying a pattern in straight knitting on circular needles and I just can't make it work. My knit crazy sister is going to try to help me.

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  3. Lovely quilt. I hope you have enough blue in your stash...fingers crossed:) I love the little preemie hat on the right. Such a pretty range of colours. It looks very soft and cuddly too.

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  4. Those hats are darling. And what a nice gift for your friend's soon to be grandson. It will be much appreciated I'm sure.

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  5. Beautiful knitting Dolores...
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    :-) x x x

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  6. it will be a well loved baby quilt!

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  7. Sweet baby quilt and the border fabrics will look great . The preemie hats are just sweet .

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  8. The baby quilt is lovely and the hats are adorable.

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  9. very nice quilt Delores....great finish

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  10. very nice quilt Delores....great finish

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  11. Nice to give a lovely hand made quilt for the new baby..It wioll be cherished I am sure.
    Love the preemie hats.. 4 needles are easy ....right:)
    I am participating in a Big Sale at the Elmhurst in Ingersoll on Sunday from 11am to 5 pm.. Dozens of artists outside and in.. BBQ and music.. Hope the weather holds...Just sayin' :)
    xoxo
    ((((hugs))))
    Maggie

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  12. The quilt is sweet! Your hats look just perfect, I told you it was not too difficult. Just get used to the needles and find suitable places for your fingers.

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  13. A finish, fabric used up and a new technique - that week was a triple win for you!

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  14. I found you!!!! This is a wonderful baby quilt! I enjoy the idea that you are making quilts!

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