Monday, August 06, 2012

Bibs for Babies

I was invited to join a charity flickr group, Bibs for Babies. the group is donating bibs to a charity that hosts baby showers for military families. i found a bib template on the interwebs (i can't remember where--sorry) but put them together in my own way.
Bibs for Babies
i found a few pieced coin scraps from when i first started quilting. it was fun to revisit some fabrics that have been long gone from my stash. i combined them with some newer scraps to make the bib tops. the sashing is kona ash. i quilted the bib tops to some batting scraps. one is quilted with lines 1/4" apart in yellow thread and the other is FMQ in a long stipple with dark gray thread.
Bibs for Babies
i used yellow flannel for the backs. i drew the bib template on the back, stitched around the drawn line then cut around the template 1/4" away from the line. i turned the bibs right side out, topstitched around and used bias binding for the ties.

i'm really happy with how they turned out and they are a fun way to use up small bits of patchwork and experiment with different quilting styles. i was thinking about stitching up a few more to try out some of my new threads.

5 comments:

  1. They are so fun. I like the idea of flannel for the back. I hope your weekend was great, Sara!

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  2. you need some babies for those bibs! ;)  xo

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  3. Very cute!  I would have never thought to make them quilted to be honest.
    Ironically enough I've got plans for some bibs for my teenaged niece married to a guy who just enlisted in the military and are expecting their first kid in a couple of months...

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  4. These are so absolutely adorable! I love the patchwork look!

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  5. From scraps to bibs. You did a great job. The bibs look wonderful.

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