With A Little Help From My Friends

My blogging friend Mariss recently made a baby quilt and called it “Baby’s First Yoga Mat”, which I thought was a wonderful idea. Not long thereafter I learned that a young friend who is very athletic is expecting a baby, so it seemed I should call her baby’s quilt the same thing.

Her nursery theme is dinosaurs, so off I went to find dinosaur fabric. There wasn’t much to choose from. That surprised me since my grandsons love dinosaurs, but the lady at the quilt store explained that the interest seems to be shifting from dinosaurs to super heros at the moment, so that’s what’s available in children’s fabric. I did find some fabric I liked.

Then another blogging friend, Laura, came to visit and helped me select the solid to go with it.

And finally, my husband helped select the binding.

Here’s the quilt:

I free-motion quilted it in loops and hearts. I used a different stitch from my usual to attach the binding, and I think I like it:

Quilt Stats:

Name: Baby’s First Yoga Mat

Finished size: about 43″ x 43″

Designed and quilted by me, with a little help from my friends πŸ™‚


16 thoughts on “With A Little Help From My Friends

  1. I just love everything about this. The realistic dinosaurs, coordinate & binding fabrics, and that binding stitch! What a lovely finish. πŸ‘

  2. Two sides for baby to enjoy ‘tummy-time’!
    I am honored to have been a part of your ‘team of three’ that inspired your design of this fun Baby’s First Yoga Mat. This really turned out well, Zippy.
    BTW: I’m craving one of those mocha buttercreme/choco cupcakes.

  3. That print fabric, with dinosaurs, is just right! You came up with the best combo for making this baby quilt really cute and colorful. “With a Little Help from My Friends” immediately made me think of the song that we sing and play on our ukuleles every Monday. In our large group of friends (like 50 to 60 of us!), it’s always our opening warm-up song.

  4. No more dinosaur fabrics? That’s sobering, but I guess tastes and interests change (as witnessed by my stash of old fabrics). You did a lot with your find, from borders to blocks, making a very colorful and fun baby quilt. I love the name–perfect gift for that family. Well done, Mary!

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