Tiny little dresses: a quilt for a new baby girl

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Somebody I know is having a baby.  A little girl-flavored baby.  How excited do you think I was when I found out I could make a girly quilt?

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I went straight to my Anita Goodesign collection of embroidery designs.  I bought the Memory Quilt collection in anticipation of somebody I know expecting a girl.  Thrilled that the opportunity came so soon.  This sweet little orange number was my first block.

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I just happened to have a fat quarter bundle of Scrumptious by Moda.  What great colors, girlish and yet unexptected.  Not all parents are into the soft pastels, so I wanted something colorful and different.

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The daddy-to-be is the son of my bff.  I just can’t see that formerly rough and tumble boy carrying around a pastel clad little princess.  I’m sure it will happen, but I think he will fight it.

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Red shoes?  Yes, please.

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I sure remember why I love fat quarter bundles (and jelly rolls, and layer cakes…)  What fun to mix up the colors and prints.  Even if you have a moment where your creativity abandons you, the fabric just leaps right in and makes it all perfect!

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I love the variety of dresses in the Anita set.  The cute little dresses are all so unique.

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It’s a tiny little nightgown!  So practical for tiny babies, right?  But perfect on a quilt.

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And that sweet little bonnet?  Screaming out for some chubby little cheeks.

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This maybe my favorite of the little dresses.  Then again, I change my mind every time I look at the pictures.

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I decided to do a scrappy look for sashing around each of the blocks.  It just makes me smile to look at it – the fabrics are all so cute I didn’t want to favor any one.

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Does that binding look a little familiar?  That is one of the bias tapes I brought back from Dublin, Ireland.  I was so tickled with how sweet it looks with the quilt.

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Another nod to the brilliance of collecting fabric, the aqua with yellow bows is a Cynthia Rowley fabric from my collection.

I knew the quilt needed a special tag, so with a lot of pondering, a cup of coffee, and a little romp with Dorito later, I came up with this.

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I figured I should change the names to protect the innocent.  I sent this off to the parents-to-be, and by the time I publish this post it will be in their hands.

Just in case you were wondering about that awkward “cow cookie” phrase…  When almost-daddy was a baby, I worked in a bakery.  We gave cookies to all the children that came into the store.  He couldn’t say Carole, so when he would come into the store and see me at the end of the isle, he would yell “Cow cookie!”

I can’t wait to hear what they think of their new quilt!

9 thoughts on “Tiny little dresses: a quilt for a new baby girl

  1. I just found your blog and love your work. I am now trying to find the fabrics to make this wonderful girly quilt for my new baby GRAND niece. I am a novice, at best, quilter and have so many questions that I would love to ask you. Keep posting and having a great time.

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    1. Mahalo! These are from the Memory Quilts collection of Anita Goodesign. The cd shows all the little garments in pastels, not overly exciting in my opinion. The Moda fabrics really jazz this up!

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