New baby quilt

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I've had this pattern in my head for a few days now on taking a simple patchwork and making a design with the fabric to create a baby quilt.
It worked up really fast and it was fun to play with color and pattern as well as light and dark.
I like the idea of it looking like interlocked Ts or Xs. It is just a simple idea but I think often for baby quilts especially simple is best.
Mr. Hive doesn't really pay much attention to quilts here, it is just part of life. Last night as I was binding the quilt he came up and gave it a closer look and asked me "who quilted that one?". I told him I did. And he payed me a nice compliment. He said "Wow, your quilting is getting better." Who'd have thought he would notice that? It made me happy to hear.

I'm taking pictures of the quilt pre-wash to see if which look I like best. So tonight I'll wash and dry it and then take a few more shots.

Melissa's party yesterday was a huge success. Congrats Melissa! And congrats to Dawn, that won the charm pack for All Dressed UP. I'll be sending that out to you this week! There are some other winners out there - go check Melissa's blog.

-nanette
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Purple and Paisley said...

mr. hive...lol! i laughed out loud! and after 800 or so quilts? "you're getting better, nanette!" men are such a hoot! the baby quilt is really darling...simple is the best, don't you think? =)

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Nanette, I love that baby quilt. I agree, I think for babies, simple is best. Nice compliment from Mr. Hive :).
Teresa

Mary said...

The quilt is more than precious. I love it when my husband pays attention to the quilting. Sometimes he tries to use "fat quarter" in a sentence for no particular reason. Always cracks me up.

Catherine said...

The baby quilt is wonderful -- I particularly like the border fabric you used in it!

Sandi said...

I got a good chuckle out of your post about "Mr. Hive". I picture a big bee wearing his hat and tie with briefcase in hand, telling Mrs. Hive "very nice my dear, you're quilting is getting so much better". Tee hee!

rachel griffith said...

mr. hive
that cracked me up.

SUPER cute baby quilt.
:D

~D Spack~ said...

Nanette~! Your quilting IS getting a lot better! :) Mr. Hive that cracked me up, it's better than Mr. Unknown, which is what my guy wants to remain... I'm really likin' that baby quilt!

Thriftin and Craftin said...

That quilt is perfection. Love the fabric and the pattern. The border material is precious.

Glad Mr. Hive is paying attention. LOL! That's a cute story.

Carol said...

Love the baby quilt! I think simple is best for baby...

Thimbleanna said...

Its adorable Nanette!

Nedra said...

I just about drop my dentures ( if I had any) when my husband notices my quilting. Nice when they do, though. I have to admit that when we built this house he made my sewing room larger than our master bedroom. Maybe they notice more than we think.
Cute baby quilt!

Christina said...

Sweet and simple. I love it! Your hubby gets a big hug.

Stephanie said...

What a sweet quilt. Pretty pattern you came up with. Mr. Hive...that's funny. I wonder if I should call my husband Mr. Creations! :o)

MichelleB said...

What a sweet baby quilt! I love that bandanna girl border!

Dawn said...

Nanette, Thank you so much for the prize from Melissa's party! I am seirously thinking about attending Ruby's Inn and I couldn't decide if I wanted to do your dress class or the bird class...Now I know which class to sign up for! Thanks again! Dawn
piece-and-love.blogspot.com

Jill said...

As always, Nanette-delightful!! You are so creative AND industrious!! Thanks for the pleasure your blog brings not only to me but so many others!!!

Melissa said...

That is so cute! I love it! Good job Nanette!

Terri said...

The baby quilt is darling. Everything that goes on in my sewing room is a complete mystery to my husband. When I start talking about it, his eyes glaze over!!

Magguns said...

I love that quilt. Very cute. I am getting to where I really love a well made, simple quilt, and this fits the bill!

sarahmurray said...

What a sweet little quilt. I love baby quilts, and this pattern is great. I love patterns that are simple, but still interesting. Your quilting looks wonderful! x

Jennifer Paganelli said...

You are one busy girl!!!

Candace said...

Nanette, the border print on the baby quilt is so cute! Oh, and our "Mr's" must be cousins - hah! Cheers!

Kritta22 said...

What a good hubby you have for noticing!!
What a great pattern!

belinda said...

darling quilt............."MEN"!?!

Katy said...

it's wonderful!

Posh And Trendy said...

What a cute baby quilt!! I love that border.
Hub's can be something else can't they? LOL

Jackie said...

You are so funny! My Mr. doesn't pay much attention either, so when a passing compliment is made, it certainly does not go unnoticed. I love the quilt, very sweet and great design!

Gayle said...

Nanette - I believe those kinds of quilts are called tessellations. I made one years ago that looked like an interlocking letter "H" for a friend who's name started with H. Yours turned out really cute!

Carrie P. said...

Boy! you just never know what husbands are really paying attention to. I think most times they really notice things, they just don't voice it.

Nermal and Kitty said...

Hi Nanette-How I've missed you! It took me a long time to catch up on your blog cause I've been out of commission so long. So, so sorry I missed out on the Christmas cottage exchange. I think I'll make a few on my own. Such a great, cute idea. Also what
a sweet baby quilt. You're a real go-getter. I'm also so happy those patterns are finally on Etsy-here I come! Luv, Nerm

Fiesta said...

I love the soft pastels in that baby quilt. who is it for?

a simple quilter said...

Love the border fabric! If only we had a baby on the way. This is a great quilt. I will have to keep it in mind for the next new baby at husband's office.

Sherri said...

What a fun baby quilt...and I guess "your quilting is getting better" is a great compliment! Dawn who won the pattern and fabrics is my good friend...yay for her!

pratima said...

aww... so cute! The border fabric is very charming.

Ginger Patches said...

I love that pattern too! Perfect fabrics for a baby too! I was playing with that design with my Kaffe Fassett the other day. Carol and I were just having the simple is best for baby quilts this morning :)

em's scrapbag said...

Love the baby quilt. It is adorable. Your hubby's comment made me laugh. Living with a house full of men it rang true.

Busty LaRue said...

Nanette, I love how simple that quilt is! It is so cute!

Mary said...

love your baby quilt!!!!!Hugs, Mary

sparkle jars said...

I sure enjoy your posts. I had to give your cottage block a try. :-)

Mimi Sue said...

That is a darling baby quilt. Love the colors in it. I was so excited about my quilt class last night. I got a phone call about noon from Pipers and they said the instructor was sick! So I'll be excited all week to start my class next week...Mimi

Penny said...

I love the pastels you used in this baby blanket Nanette! The little cross design is very sweet as well!

flora said...

Mr. Hive?? You kill me.
And the baby quilt! It's great and so you. It definitely needs to go in the book. (And a pattern. yep.)
You go. girl!

Karen said...

I think it's awsome that Mr. Hive noticed your quilting skills;) I bet he's very proud of Mrs. Hive;)
BTW...I hope you realize what you've created with your cottages...hehehe...I think it's great!

Mel said...

Love it, love it, love it!!

Eileen said...

Love "Mr Hive". :-D
Hey I love that pattern! Very clever. And the border with the little girls in their scarves is so perfect. Your quilting does look VERY nice.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Beautiful quilt! Love that cute border.
And what a nice compliment from your hubby. The quilting is gorgeous.

Kimberly :)

jacquie said...

darling quilt...i agree..simple can be so nice. what a nice thing for you hubby to notice your quilting...and improvement at that! he's a keeper!

amandajean said...

I love that quilt! simple is best. and how sweet of your husband to notice your quilting. my husband sounds similar...doesn't take too much notice of quilts, they are just a part of life. (at least he's made his peace with THAT!) :)

Lily Boot said...

What a man! and the quilt is beautiful - I especially love the little red kerchiefed girl in the border fabric. You must have the BESt stash!

Nan said...

I love that you call hubby "Mr. Hive" - too cute! I'm glad he finally gave you a compliment! The baby quilt is absolutely the cutest! Simple is best for baby quilts, isn't it? Love the border fabric, too! You are such a talented girl, and you're quilting is good, too! Sorry - couldn't resist!!