Sunday, May 19, 2013

Baby Gear - Animal Style

A family member told us last year that she was expecting, so of course, a baby quilt and some baby gear were put on my project list. I found out through her pinterest page that she liked zebra stripes and black and pink, and eventually, it was revealed that they were expecting a little girl. So I made her a few zebra themed things. A quilt, a bib, some burp cloths, some tiny shoes, and of course, a card (not zebra themed). I've had these things done for a couple of weeks now but was waiting for the baby to arrive to post them. She had her Friday night! A perfect and beautiful little girl.

the quilt:


the back-very wild!


My usual curved corners-here's a close-up. I did my binding a little differently this time. Normally I sew it to the back, fold it to the front, and zig zag the edge-not really caring how it looks on the back. This time I accepted a challenge from my sister and sewed it to the front, folded it to the back, and sewed in the ditch on the front, catching the back. It was a little slower but I like how it turned out!


a close-up of the label, which I made on my new embroidery machine using EQ Stitch to trace my signature. You can also see the serpentine stitch I used for the quilting. I love this stitch and learned how to program it into my Janome 6600 on the Janome 6500/6600 yahoo group.


The shoes, made from a pattern by Lena's Patterns on Etsy


The bib, made from this tutorial


from the back-it has little armholes and gives pretty good coverage


Half a dozen burp cloths made from cloth diapers-using this tutorial (with a few changes):


And the card-another clothespin card.

ingredients:
kraft and pink card stock, patterned paper, clothespins, and cloud embossing folder: Stampin' Up
white card stock: Georgia Pacific
dies: nestabilities
twine: Divine twine
onesie shape: Lettering Delights Baby Simple Shapes set
font: Hipster Script

22 comments:

Marcy said...

Oh wow, your projects are all amazing! Love the zebra stripes. The person getting all these items is going to really love them! Fantastic job!

Kimberly Kett said...

Oh my goodness!! That is just WAY TOO ADORABLE!!

June K said...

OMG Gale, these are the cutest. Your family member is going to absolutely love that quilt and everything else. Pinterest is so helpful isn't it?

Lynn Murphy said...

OMG! How adorable are all those items. She's gonna love them. And the lil shoes make me swoon. Well all of it does but baby shoes and legs. lol!!!

Pam W. said...

Wow! That quilt is amazing. Love all the baby goodies too and the card is adorable.

Pam W. said...

Adorable quilt. And all the baby goodies are wonderful - lucky baby!! And the card is perfect.

jimlynn said...

Gale, these are amazing!!!! Love all the zebra stripes and of course the pink and black is perfect! WONDERFUL projects and I know that the mom loved each and every one of them! AWESOME!!!
Lynn

MiamiKel said...

WOW!!!!!! You are absolutely amazingly talented!! Your sewing skills are certainly admirable, and paired with the sheer cutness of the fabric, these are to be cherished forever :) LOVE your work, Gale!!

Yumeko said...

lovely! everything came together so well!

Vanessa said...

Nicely done! FYI, I found you from the Sew Many Ways linkup.

Chris D. said...

OMGee! Gale this zebra inspired gift package is absolutely fabulous! I swear my jaw is sitting in my lap right now!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

ok this is just way too adorable- i love all the matching accessories!! every girl needs accessories right?

Becky said...

You are so amazingly talented Gale! beautiful projects!

Tracy said...

Oh my goodness, everything is just so perfect.
I really like the bold fun colours and the print. I love that you personalized it so much as well.
I love your signature with the little onesie on it, soooo cute.
Your quilt is stunning

Mary Ellen Driggs said...

Amazing! Everyone of your projects is awe inspiring.

Hugs,
Mary Ellen

P.S. Brown Coats Unite!

Cheryl said...

Wow Gayle! These are absolutely adorable! Such a sweet card too.

mammafairy said...

Great fun makes, your friend will be so pleased!
Popped in from Lily's quilts!

Erica said...

Great projects and the cards you make are awesome as well - thanks for sharing your talent with us. I enjoyed all the eye candy!

Tracey Jean said...

Beautiful projects. Those little booties are seriously adorable...
BCU!

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a lovely collection! Such a pretty gift!

Larissa said...

Wow love everything you have made for the baby! The little shoes are so adorable and I love the card you made. The embossing folder you used is so cute.

Hugs,
Larissa

Piecemakers-By-The-Sea said...

Hi! I like your serpentine stitch very much. I joined the Yahoo 6600 group to find the instructions, but they do not have serpentine instructions in their Files section. I also tried to join the 6500/6600/7700 group, but have not yet received a notice about acceptance. I assume the serpentine instructions are there. Can you please post the instructions on your website OR email them to me? thanks,
Deb

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