Monday, February 28, 2011

my neighborhood baby quilt

I turned these houses into a baby quilt.  I think it turned out pretty cute.  I kinda wish I had used only one blue as the background, it would've helped unify it a little.  But my kids love it, and so I love it too.  This is the quilt I did the all over straight line quilting on.
I used an alexander henry print, called smiles around the world.  It's such a cute fabric.   
 I used some flea market fancy on the back.  I love this fabric as backing.  It's perfect.  Actually, I love any polka dot on the  back. 
and I rounded my corners (again), and I even took some pictures.  I'll post a small tutorial soon to show those of you who have asked.  It's really as easy as can be.

this quilt will soon have a new home, i just haven't decided where it will go yet.

56 comments:

  1. oh i LOVE it just the way it is! So adorable. love the bottom :o)

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  2. What a great quilt!! I just love all the little faces in the little houses. Perfect quilting too. All over awesome!!

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  3. love the quilt, love the faces and love the round corners, great job once again. Was wondering if you could share where you bought the face fabric.

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  4. This is absolutely adorable! What a fun idea! I think all the different blues are great and make it even more interesting.

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  5. Oh, wow! Now you need to wrap a little 'un up in it and ride through "It's A Small World"! :D

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  6. That quilt is the cutest quilt I have ever laid eyes on...

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  7. I love how it turned out! The houses look spectacular!

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  8. I love the different blue fabrics as the backgrounds...it looks great!

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  9. oh so cute! my 2 yo says she wants to play with it.

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  10. I love this quilt! It is too adorable for words!

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  11. I LOVE this! It's too cute - and now you have me really wanting to make a rounded edge quilt!

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  12. I love the different blues! So cute with all the kids faces!

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  13. That is just too cute for words...

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  14. It's a very gorgeous scrappy quilt.
    Love it!!!

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  15. It's very beautiful!!! I love it.

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  16. Absolutely cute! Love all the colors you used.

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  17. I love your baby quilt! Very, very cute! I like the rounded corners too and use that method quite often.

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  18. So beautiful! I love the children's faces.

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  19. This is darling! A perfect baby quilt!

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  20. That is so incredibly cute. I love it. What a sweet take on houses.

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  21. I know it's hard to 'move on' from not-quite-right aspects of our own creations but for what it's worth, here's another perspective:

    I like the different backgrounds. To me, they represent different weather. And through it all home is there, providing shelter, warmth & comfort.

    Meteorology through quilting. Whoduh thunk it :)

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  22. Outstanding! The houses are so sweet but I am loving the rounded corners, going to try that on my current project.

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  23. I might have to buy some of this fabric. This is the cutest little quilt. I'm thinking Small World, too. My kids love that ride.

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  24. I love the little faces in the windows! Awesome!

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  25. That's so cute! Whoever gets it is really lucky!

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  26. it has it's own kind of unity. just darling. reminds me of something my mom would have made for me as a kid. she used to draw illustrations of kids from all over the world quite oftern. very nostalgic for me.

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  27. Funnest quilt I've seen in a long time! Such a cute idea!! I stumbled this post and shared it on my FB fan page!

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  28. if you still haven't decided where that adorable baby quilt will go, i have a baby that would LOVE it...

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  29. Oh I love the different blue backgrounds... its like they've all got their own little block of land around their house!

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  30. What a gorgeous quilt!!! Love it!!

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  31. adorable, more than cute :-)

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  32. I love this quilt--it is so sweet and fun.

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  33. What a beautiful quilt. Perfect for children. And I LOVE the "children from around the world" fabric you have used. It reminds me of when I was a little girl. Can I ask were you bought it?

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  34. I'm really glad you didn't have enough of the same blue. I think the different backgrounds make for a much more interesting and fun quilt. The quilt is so sweet! What a lucky baby to receive it!

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  35. That is one super-adorable quilt! I love the way you round your corners.

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  36. Oh that is so dang cute. And your fabric choices are fabulous. I think they really make the quilt. The many blue backgrounds make it extra fun. Great job!

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  37. That is just too adorable!
    Micki

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  38. I love this quilt. It is so much fun and I love the polka dots

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  39. So cute! Thanks for all of the inspiration your blog delivers! And you do it without complicating things. I love that!

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  40. Oh, I love the look with all the different blue skies! Great job!

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  41. I just love this quilt! I recently scored the smiles fabric for a backing, but might have to use some on a quilt front.

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  42. preciosa colcha, estoy deseando ver el tutorial, pienso hacerla para mi hija. su blog no me deja suscribirme.en cuanto pueda, lo hago

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  43. I have followed the trail here from Distant Pickles blog, this quilt is just amazing!

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  44. I think the variety of backgrounds MAKE this quilt, it's lovely!

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