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My name is Bronwyn and I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit. I hope you find joy and inspiration in everything you see here. I live with my family in a new, builder-grade townhome in a small city, even though my dream home would be a century old farmhouse in the countryside. Daily I strive to add warmth, "age," and character to our little home. I love to knit, crochet, sew, decorate, bake and go thrift shopping. These are all a wonderful release after my three small children are off to bed each evening. Thankfully, I have a patient and understanding husband, Kevin, who allows me to bring all kinds of crazy things into our home in the the name of "creativity."

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A "Farm Fresh" Baby Quilt

October Afternoon is a scrapbooking paper company that I have loved for years.  I usually buy all of their products whenever I can get my hands on them!  So when I saw that October Afternoon had partnered with
Riley Blake Designs to turn their gorgeous paper patterns into cotton quilting fabric, I was over the moon!!

As soon as it was available I bought a charm pack of  "Farm Fresh."
Aren't these the cutest prints?


What goes best with sheep, horses, cows and fresh vegetables?  
RED  and WHITE  GINGHAM of course!!
I turned my charm pack squares into a checkerboard quilt top. This one turned out baby-sized - perfect for the crib, the pack'n'play or as a play mat on the floor or grass.  

Here is my first baby (who is already 7 and a half!!) modelling my latest creation.  He doesn't often volunteer to be part of my crafty photo shoots, so when he stepped up, I shot as many pics as I could!!

Looks cozy, doesn't it??

TA-DA!!
Here she is in all her  glory:


I bought some additional yardage in a matching print to add a  border around the checkerboard to  make the quilt slightly larger.  

Some white ric-rac adds a row of interest between the squares and the border, too.  



And here is the lucky  mommy-to-be, Andrea.  Baby Eastman is scheduled to arrive in less than 2 weeks.  



If I was wagering a guess, I am predicting a boy for this dear friend.  I guess time will tell......

11 comments:

  1. Your quilt is so cute! The red and white gingham is perfect with it!!!
    Rhiannon

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  2. It looks fab, and such great colours for either a girl or a boy :) x x x x

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  3. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! LOVE THE FABRICS, love the rick rack, everything about it, it's perfect! Great Job Bronwyn!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo P

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  4. Simply adorable fabric! And what a special gift.

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  5. Oh wow! What a beautiful heirloom! Your friend is so lucky to receive this beautiful handmade gift Bronwyn! You are so lovely to give your friend such an amazing gift! Angie xo

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  6. It does look cosy! Great job!

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  7. That's one lucky baby! It's a beautiful quilt. Nothing like homemade and made from the heart. Thanks for joining my party!
    Brenda

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  8. What an adorable baby quilt! And I love the border fabric too...the sheep are just too sweet. :)

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  9. I love the fabrics you chose. I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! I hope to see you back tomorrow.

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  10. I am in love with this quilt! I wish so bad I could sew. The machine and I just don't get along at the moment. One day...

    Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Party
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  11. Love the fabric--what a fun quilt. And you have one handsome little guy.

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