Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sweet Lemonade Baby Quilt

Well, since I recently made all the animals in Noah's Ark blue for a boy, I thought I'd see if it would also work in pinks for a girl.  A family in our church just had a little girl that they've been longing for and this is for them. This cute Noah's Ark and animals are all colored with Copic Markers.



My mom gave me her sewing machine that she used to sew clothes for us all our growing-up years.  For me it's really special.  It just came back from the repair shop and as I was threading the needle to make this card I was thinking about the times when she'd ask me to thread the needle for her as her far-sightedness had kicked in.  In my youth I thought it was such a pain (oh the perspective years can bring), so far for me... no far-sightedness, but I so appreciated my mom more in that moment.  I only sew on paper now, but it's so fun to use her machine.  I decided I wanted this to look like a little girls' baby quilt, so I took out lots of papers, mostly from Basic Grey Lemonade, but also from a variety of BG papers.  I set out the pattern I'd like, adhered it down and then zig-zagged it on. 

When I think of baby quilts I think of gingham, scallops, pretty ribbons and buttons too, so I added them as accents.  And tied the sentiment buttons with the tiniest of bows made of thread (ask me how long that took to get right?!)



Now for a special Our Daily Bread Designs Announcement...there will be a special blog hop starting at the ODBD Blog on Saturday morning January 23rd at 8 AM EST. We are celebrating the start of a brand new Challenge Design Team....you'll have to tune in on Saturday to find out more!  Prizes involved! :)
Recipe:  Stamps:  ODBD - Noah's Ark;  Ink:  Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Gina K Pure Luxury, Basic Grey - Lemonade;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Five Nestabilities, Fancy Tags, Satin Pomegranate Ribbon, Pink Gingham Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Buttons, Glue Dots, Thread, Copic Markers, Dimensionals, Bow Easy.

11 comments:

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

*SQUEAL* Oh Christine this is simply ADORABLE in PINK!!! Love the patchwork BG, and all the buttons, ribbons and punched border are all just too delightful for words!! :)

Jerri Kay said...

This is so precious Christine! What a treasure of a card to give to a mom for her precious princess!

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMWORD! What a GORGEOUS creation! This is stunning and so much work and love went into this, you can tell on so many levels!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Absolutely precious!! Love your bg!! And the colors are so fun and cheerful!! Love this Christine!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Christine, simply BEAUTIFUL!!!! I absolutely love that quilted BG...so sweet looking and thoose animals on the Ark in all pink....adorable!!! My DD got an all pink stuffed animal and she absolutely loves it...it is one by TY...they make all kinds of anymals in all pink and blue. I also love those special touches like the fancy tag...so sweet and that gingham ribbon, the punched border...oh I LOVE this card :D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Leslie Miller said...

What a beautiful quilt! It looks like you had so much fun with it. Love all those pink animals. So cute! I inherited my Mom's ultra-fancy sewing machine long about the time I gave up sewing for stamping. Finally, for the first time, I was enjoying sewing on cards...then my bobbin ran out of thread. Do you think I could figure out how to wind it? Or could I find the instruction book? No! As soon as I can download it, I'll start sewing on my cards again!

Debi said...

Christine this is so pretty. I loved it in blue and I adore it in pink. Love all the details too.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Holy smokes, girl, that's BEAUTIFUL!! Love the papers and your white accents with it. I really need those fancy tags...yep, NEED them, lol!

Grace said...

Oh my goodness Christine I hadn't seen this one yet!!! Oh I love this in pink!!!The patchwork is amazing and all the layers, punched work... oh my, it's totally precious!!! I love it!!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is just beautiful, Christine! I love the quilted bg and terrific colors. The buttons and bows are wonderful.

Deborah Saaranen said...

Wow Christine...so adorable! I love this colorway/paper here...your choices are fabulous as always! Perfect for that little girl!