Nov 18, 2010

Quilt for Adelaide, part #1

I've set out to make a quilt for my baby girl.  I've never made a quilt before, but I saw this and decided I had to make one.  I think there's something endearing about a mother taking the time to make something for her child (at least, that's what I hope Adelaide will think!).  I'm sure there will be some snags in the road, but so far it's looking good. :)

I spent any free time I had at school/work cutting out the pieces.  In total there are 288 bits, but there are more that need to be cut (I'm thinking I need to add some rectangular pieces to finish out the edging, but I can share all that later!).

[Here are all the pieces stacked together.  It doesn't look like much, does it?]

[And fanned out so you can get an idea of the colors.  The lighting isn't the best in this photograph as it was taken with Kevin's cellphone, but you get the idea.  The really light piece on the right is actually a light turquoise.]

[I laid it all out (all 288 pieces) to figure out color placement.  I'm glad I did that because there ended up being a lot of switching things around until I was happy with what I had.  Again, the lighting isn't the best, but you get the idea!]

[And a close-up of the layout.  I love all these fabrics.  Some of them I've had forever (like the dark blue and the dark teal ones) but some of them are newer purchases from Hancock Fabrics... nothing special but it will match Adelaide's room very well!]

More updates on the quilt coming soon!


  1. hi kristina, this is going to be so pretty! i *do* get the idea, and such a great colour combo. looking forward to the finished quilt. (no rush lol)

  2. Thanks ana! I'm excited to see how it turns out. I will definitely be working on it this weekend!

  3. are you still working on this kristina? not sure if i missed the big reveal... but then, it is a big project. i made something for each of my little ones while pregnant. there's a certain energy that went into each creation, and i feel that energy each time i touch those items i made. my first quilt was made during one of my pregnancies as well, for the baby. looking at your widget, you only have a few more days to go. wishing you all the best in these last few days before baby arrives!

  4. I found your blog via i made it so.
    Awesome quilt!

  5. [Ana] Yes, I'm still working on it... and an update is coming very soon, promise! I admit though that I have taken a couple weeks off, with the Thanksgiving holiday and trying to get all the other stuff done before baby's arrival. I'm looking forward to seeing what the quilt looks like when I'm done (considering it's my first!)

    [Camille Creates] Thank you! :) I hope you check back in to see it when it's done!

  6. Came over from Ana's Archive Dive. Can't wait to see what this looks like - in part because I don't quilt either and would love to try it. ;) Adelaide - Is that what you'll be naming your girl? Is a gorgeous name.


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