Monday, January 2, 2012

The First!

Here's the first quilt top for 2012!
Simple and Sweet.
The baby was born Jan. 1....
so it HAD to be simple!

I had the PERFECT fabric for the outside border.....

But RAN OUT!!!
Don't you hate that???
Aaah well....
I added a piece of something else.
If YOU won't TELL it's NOT part of the "DESIGN"...
I WON'T TELL either!!!
That's just what quilting friends DO!!!!

You know I'm using the word "DESIGN" loosely...
since this is one of those quilts
that didn't begin with much of a PLAN!!!

I made one similar to this one for a baby boy almost TWO years ago
 and I've always wanted to make one similar for a baby girl!
Love those little HAPPY scraps in there!!!

I'm OFF to quilt this!
Straight lines????


  1. A great start for the start of 2012... and you could stitch the babies details in the ''new design piece or applique the name'' then it would look like you meant it to be like that so the details stand out hahaha like your thinking xxx

  2. A new year's baby? How fun!!!! I am sure she will love her quilt.

  3. It's adorable Beth. I actually like design opportunities.

  4. I love the simplicity of this quilt and I'm quite amazed at how fast you can whip one up. Lucky baby!

  5. It's very pretty, Beth! Amazing how cool simple can look!

  6. pretty quilt.
    Holly said what I was going to say!
    I love the simplicity of the quilt. You sure are fast!

    Have a great 2012!

  7. Even for a quick quilt, I really like it! Very nice colors and quilts are supposed to have random pieces right?

  8. You've got off to a great usual well ahead of the field. Its really sweet.

  9. Ha! That's the way I design all of my quilts -- pretty much making it up as I go and changing it up when I run and of a certain material (or make a cutting error). Very sweet quilt! You're off to a great start in 2012!

  10. Gosh I actually love that you ran out and improvised the border. I like it a lot.

  11. You have so many great ideas for simple quilts! It reminds me that it doesn't have to be complicated to be beautiful.

  12. My favorite quilts are those that we just make quickly, without thinking too much - like these sweet number. Perfect for a little girl!

  13. I love the simplicity of this quilt and how bright and happy it is
    congrats a quick quilt for sure but still beautiful


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