Friday, July 5, 2013

Baby Quilt and Card

Here is the full card that accompanied the quilt for my granddaughter. I used a Stampin' Up! note card as my base. I had a scrap of Pink Pirouette that was leftover from die-cutting an Apothecary Framelits shape some time ago. It fit perfectly on the front of the card. 

Next, I used the Stocking Punch (retired) and punched out two pink "booties" by cutting off the tops of the stockings. I covered each bootie with Gingham Garden Washi Tape. I used the foot and heel pieces in Pink Pirouette to cover those areas. Across the top of each bootie, I used some Pom Pom trim that I got at the fabric store. A flower from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and a Basic Pearl accents each bootie. 

Matching Washi Tape was put around a baby bottle that was in my wrapping paper drawer. I popped each of those elements into the frame using Stampin' Dimensionals. More Washi Tape decorates blooms outside the frame. 

My sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners and stamped in Rose Red ink onto Pink Pirouette card stock. I cut it out using the Bitty Banners Framelits. This is a sweet card for a sweet baby. Here is a photo of me and the baby:

I found an unfinished quilt top about 25 years ago at an antiques store. My daughter was about 4 years old at the time. I took apart the pieces (the squares were stitched very beautifully, however they were not "square") and stashed them in a basket. I remembered about three weeks ago that I had those squares and I had not yet decided what type of quilt to make for my granddaughter. I went to Wal Mart and got some pink fabric (two different patterns) to use as frames and a backing and a very thin layer of batting for the middle. In one afternoon, I put the quilt together. 

I am thankful for "Bella", who in 1934, spent a lot of time and talent stitching each of these squares! She made my job so easy.

I love the old fashioned vignettes of this little girl's chores. Especially dear is the one where she is rolling out pie dough. You see, my daughter is a Pastry Chef by profession! I'm sure that my daughter and granddaughter will have plenty of time in the kitchen baking just like "Bella" of the quilt! I hope you enjoyed looking today and I'd love to read your comments!


Heather M said...

Super cute card and quilt, but the pic of you and the baby isn't showing? :(

Jeanne Thomas said...

What a beautiful quilt you have made. Something that will be kept for generations to come I should think. What lovely stitching "Bella" did, wonder how old she was at the time?

Lynn. G. said...

Gorgeous quilt!!!! I just love to recycle old things. I have a couple of projects like this from my Grandma that my Mom handed over to me last year before she passed. I haven't the heart to start them yet! You did such a beautiful job on the quilt. I love that you used the two different colors of pink material. Just gorgeous. I never thought that I would be critiquing a quilt on a card blog. =) Your card is gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing!

rosalie said...

Oohhh this card is so darling and such great detail..very clever using the little punch and left over frame. The "Bella" quilt is precious and all done with your love. Congratulations gramma - the picture didn't show!! I am proud of you and your talent and I'm sure your daughter is, too!!

Diane - said...

Patti what a gorgeous ensemble! Love your card and cute booties.. and the quilt is gorgeous. Your daughter will LOVE it I'm sure. Love the handstitches too. How cute. But that little cutie patootie with gramma is precious!

Sandie Conner said...

Congrats on your sweet little granddaughter, she is so cute. The quilt is fabulous, so cool to bring it to life, I am sure she will love it for years to come.