April 20, 2013

Phoebe's Flower Box Baby Quilt

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I fell in love with the Phoebe collection of fabric and the flower box pattern when I saw the video that The Missouri Star Quilt Co uploaded to YouTube awhile back.  However, I had no real intentions of buying more fabric and making one exactly like it.  Buying more fabric, believe it or not, is not too high on my list of things I really need to do at this time!!  Then my daughter Millie and I visited a friend who is expecting a baby and saw her nursery - in grays, purples, and white.  
When we got home, I pulled out my Quilting Quickly Summer 2013 magazine by Jenny Doan for Fons & Porter and showed Millie how perfectly this quilt would match our friend's nursery.  And the rest is history!  This magazine is a collection of the patterns that Missouri Star Quilt Co posts as video tutorials on YouTube.  I absolutely adore the entire magazine and have grand plans to make most of the patterns in it!  I found the -
magazine at Joann's.
I did have to do some sleuthing online to find this fabric, as there are only a few places online that have the complete collection left.  My other problem was time.  When one decides to make a baby quilt for a shower that is less than two weeks away and one is going to be out of town for five of those days, one does not have time for mail order fabric, especially since free shipping offers tend to arrive by the slowest camel in the bunch.  Alas, we were traveling last weekend to visit my family in Eastern Washington, and there was a quilt shop along the way that had Phoebe in stock, every single fabric in the line!  We made a short visit to the Gossympium Quilt Shop in Issaquah and picked up Miss Phoebe.  {I promised the boys I would take only 15 minutes, and came out of the store in a record time of 24 minutes!  Whoo hoo!}
Meet Phoebe's Flower Box, completed in 3.5 days, Wednesday of this week to 11:15 this morning, Saturday.  
Phoebe Baby Quilt
Sorry for the rather unprofessional pictures - I was taking pictures of it as the guests arrived for the baby shower I was hostessing!  It had just come out of the dryer and was even a tad bit damp!  The binding is NOT bright pink; that is the rainbow quilt on my bed!
I bought enough extra fabric to make a table runner for my sister - she plans to use it as a wall hanging over her couch.  I should have enough to make another baby quilt or several table runners, which I plan to sell to recoup the cost of the supplies for all of the projects!

Phoebe Baby Quilt
Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  Flower Box by Hillary Sperry
  • Size:  45" square
  • Fabric:  Phoebe by Another Point of View for Windham
  • Batting:  100% cotton
  • Quilting:  Loopy loops in lavender thread, done on Mrs.Singer, my vintage 1896 Singer 31-15 which is mounted on a long-arm quilting frame.
  • Binding:  Double fold with mitered corners, attached by machine for durability, made from Phoebe scraps.
  • Value:  Super sweet for a precious baby girl!

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Renee said...

What a perfect baby quilt! I love the non traditional colors (I'm not a pink or pastel type of person). I'm sure the baby will love it as well.

Anonymous said...

This quilt is adorable! Great job!

Paula said...

Those colors are wonderful!

Found your link at Quilt Story. Looking forward to following your blog.