Monday, January 21, 2013

Baby Burp Cloths and Pam's Ticker Tape Baby Blanket

My daughter Brooke thinks I'm spoiling this new baby to come because I made some burp cloths for him.  I reminded her that when she was a baby I didn't have all the right tools to make blankets and burp cloths so quickly....she didn't buy that answer! 

I whipped these up yesterday!



I loaded the (pre-washed) gray flannel on to my longarm machine.  I had bought and pre-washed some diaper cloth, folded it in half and layed it on the flannel.  I stitched around the edges to make it nice and rectangular and then cut off the excess..uneven edges.  I then stitched some horizontal lines and was able to do up 9 of them for the amount of flannel I had.

I allowed enough room between each cloth so when I removed them from my machine and using my wavy rotary blade I cut 1/2 inch outside of each cloth.  Ironed that over to the top and stitched it down with my sewing machine.  Easy and took about an hour and half from start to finish.  This could easily be done on a sit down sewing machine too.

Lucky me, I received a Ticker Tape Baby Blanket from my good friend Pam the other day!

 Pam has such a talent with making anything "ticker tape" like!  Isn't this quilt darling!

It's fun looking at each little piece of fabric!  She also loves to write words in her quilts...you can see the word "kiss", this is one of many words throughout the quilt.

She put that really soft baby flannel on the back, I washed it yesterday and just love how soft and fun this quilt is!  Thanks Pam!

I'm so lucky to have such great friends!  Pam is one of many who helped me start my longarm quilting journey 6 years ago and she will always be an inspiration to me in so many ways!

~Jenny~

 


14 comments:

Kathy said...

Such a sweet gift from Pam!
Tell Brooke that the burp cloths are more for HER benefit than the baby's! :)

Teresa in Music City said...

What a wonderful gift from your friend! It's simply adorable and it will grow with the baby for quite a while :*) And I'm going to have to steal your idea for the burp pads! We have a new little grandbaby due in March and I know the mommy would love these!

Leeanne said...

What an a amazing baby quilt. I have never seen a quilt like that, great idea! I like to do writing on kids quilts too.
Your baby is going to be burped in style!

Linda Pruitt said...

Sew love the baby blanket and I am sure your daughter will love the cloths too!

Auntie Pami said...

Oh my gosh! That is so cute. The burp cloths are wonderful too.

Annabella said...

Those are the loveliest burp cloths and such a gorgeous quilt - what a wonderful gift!

Pam said...

what a nice thank you !! xoxoxo
looking so forward to meeting your baby boy xxoxox

treadlemusic said...

Love "ticker tape" quilts!!!!! Your burp cloths are fab! Spoiling is the name of the game....isn't it???

Laura Davies said...

Love the quilt and the uneven edges of the burp cloths. I couldn't make those either when I had my kids. Glad to see you have a chance to make some nice ones:)

Mama Pea said...

Pretty adorable stuff!

Dina said...

Great burp cloths, I really like the edging on them and they would make a great shower gift. (since I'm not expecting... and now I want to make some too...)

Elle said...

Would you mind sharing where you got the diaper cloth from? I really want to make some burp cloths, but I'm having trouble finding it (or rather, knowing what quality of fabric seems to work well). I'm having the same issue with terry cloth...not sure where to buy good quality terry cloth, but I want to make all sorts of lovely things for my baby on the way! I've just bought some from Joann's, but I haven't washed it yet to see how it does...hopefully some time this week I'll have a chance to stay stitch it and get it in the machine!
Also, what a fun baby quilt! Very fun!

Michelle said...

That ticker tape baby quilt is fantastic -- with all of the different prints and the quilted words, it's like a very subtle "I Spy." Love the wavy edges on your burp cloths, too!

Staci said...

The baby quilt is so sweet--what a nice present!

I'm curious about the diapar cloth as well. I never knew there was such a thing!