Friday, January 20, 2012

Gregory's First Birthday Quilt


     Of course Gregory turned 1 years old last year; April 1, 2011....so this project was done well before my blogging days but b/c I'm currently working on some birthday projects for Gregory's 2nd birthday I wanted to share with you what I did for him last year.  Thanks to blogland this year I have so many ideas flying through my mind that he will be getting a lot more handmade gifts than he did last year.  For his first birthday I only made him this quilt.  He loved and still loves Mickey Mouse.  He had a Mickey Mouse themed birthday last year as a matter of fact.  I also had found him a Mickey Mouse head pillow (shown above) that I just had to buy him...so I decided to make him a blanket...and since I love quilts, I decided I would make him a quilt.  I didn't have the time or the patience to cut up and then sew together a ton of small squares...how horrible am I!?  So I bought a few yards of the best Mickey Mouse fabric I could find; the options were sad last year!  I then bought just plain white for the back of the quilt.

 I ironed straight all of my fabric

 I pinned batting in between the two pieces of fabric

Then started sewing lines to make squares in the fabric.  After I sewed lines back and forth and across...

I folded the sides over and sewed them down so that the white would come around to the front to create a border.  I folded the corners down, sewed them into place and WALLA!! So it didn't quite happen quickly,  it took me FOREVER b/c I was a new Momma and couldn't find the time I needed!  But it came from the heart!

I however LOVE the pattern I did which shows really well on the back...it took me many hours but whats a quilt w/ out an awesome sewing pattern?  I'm really happy I was able to catch it on my not so awesome camera!

Big stuff coming for his 2nd birthday and I cannot wait to share with you.  The first project is already done and I'll be sharing that one next week!!!!



Inspired by Gregory



Parties I'm Attending:


Homemaker on a Dime: Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop


Make the Scene Monday

The Bunny Hop

The Creative Spark

Beyond the Picket Fence

Gluesticks: Get Your Brag On

8 comments:

  1. Love this quilt :) Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Hope you can swing by and join my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop this Sunday.

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    1. Thanks! I plan on it, I love to Linky!!! :-)

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  2. Wow, that is nice! :) Good work Stephy!

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  3. I am sure he loved it! Very sweet. I hope to make a quilt for my kids this year too! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. LOVE the Disney quilt! Nice work. :-) And thanks so much for stopping in at Cranberry Morning and leaving the nice comment.

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  5. I bet little Gregory adores his quilt. This reminds me of the Mickey quilt I made for my daughter with two pieces of fabric and batting in between. I found the fabric at JoAnn and had Mickey and Donald on top. Nice work! Happy 2nd Birthday, Gregory! Thanks for stopping by!~Poppy

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  6. That's really sweet! I used to sew a lot for my kids when they were little too! It's good for the soul!

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  7. Thanks ladies! I really enjoy sewing for Gregory, I sew more now than I used to for sure, it's so much for fun now. Feels good to be able to make him things that he can keep forever and know they were made from the heart!

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