10/11/2013

Friday Partial Finish & WIP, Crib Set

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather as much as I am!
I have been working on a crib set. A bumper, skirt, curtains, pillow and a quilt. I am using The Sweetest Thing/Riley Blake fabric. I was unsure how this would turn out, I had to get measurements long distance and I don't have a crib to test things out on. Luckily, my measurements were almost exact to the tutorials I used and things came out just perfect! It was a bit tough to photograph, the red seems so dominant, but in person it's very cute :)
For the bumpers I used this tutorial from Vanilla Joy. I did shorten mine up a few inches in total length. This was not a hard project, just time consuming trying to wrangler 158" and keep everything straight and smooth. I had some very thick and stiff cheap batting I have been dragging around for years. I guess I must have bought it way back when I was considering sewing and not having a clue what I was buying, ha! I knew someday it would come of use and it worked great! I was worried about the bumpers being flimsy and not standing up, so I took extra precaution and used craft weight interfacing on all the outside fabrics. I used Heat n Bond from Therm O Web. It worked very nice and the bumpers are pretty stable! I'm so limited where I live in being able to purchase things, not a lot to choose from! I ended up buying a red twill for the binding and ties at Hobby Lobby very reasonable with a coupon. It also helped with the stability, being that it is stronger than cotton fabric.
The skirt tutorial I used, you may have seen flying around Pinterest. It's made in 3 pieces and tacked to the board instead of one piece. What a great idea being able to adjust the length as you move your mattress down! You can find it here. I used the bird print from the line for the skirt.
I was hoping to have enough scraps left for window valances and a pillow, and I did!
This was my first time making a pillow and I now know why people make lots of pillows! Super easy, fast and instant gratification! I used the envelope back tutorial from here. I see many pillows in my future :)
The quilt is not finished. I have my rows all sewn, now I just need to join them and finish it up.

I can't wait to see this set in it's new home!

Linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday (a day late!) at My Quilt Infatuation

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts,  Finish It Up Friday

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations on these wonderful finishes! Love them!!!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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    1. Thanks so much Esther, wasn't sure if you received my reply. I noticed after I sent it, it said no reply blogger, although your blog says you're not. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. this is such a cute set! I love that fabric line, and I think the red was the perfect choice for the trim.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  3. What a wonderful gift! And i'm with Kelly, the red was the perfect choice!

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  4. Such a great set. Love the fabric selection!

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  5. I love those sweet little birds. Your set will look perfect in a baby's room.
    And I know what you mean about the pillows, they're so addictive.

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  6. What a beautiful set of items...they look wonderful! Will look great in a new baby's room.

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    1. Thank you! I'm almost finished with the quilt and I'm very happy how it all turned out :) Thanks for stopping by!

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