by Tu2ml 16 Sep 2023

Made a baby quilt, for a little girl this time, due to arrive in a month or so. I used the African Babies collection again, but with a different quilt pattern & colors. I also made a Diaper Clutch and Pacifier Pouch. This new mom is much older than usual, and so I wanted to keep things a bit more sophisticated looking. Hope she feels the same.


The diaper clutch is surprisingly roomy. It can easily hold the changing pad, a pack of baby wipes, 2 extra diapers, and a change of clothes. The little Pouch holds a pacifier and lanyard. Both bags have snaps on the strap, so they can be attached to a stroller, baby carrier, or larger tote bag/backpack, etc. I used white PUL fabric for the changing pad, and laminated the B&W polka dots with iron on vinyl so both sides can be simply wiped clean.

I really like this animal design series, & tried to take close up photos to show the details. But I can’t seem to get good clear pictures without shadows. Thanks for looking.

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by laffma1 02 Oct 2023

Beautiful baby quilt! And the little pouches are so lovely and practical, too. I’m sure this new mom will use every piece. They are darling, and look very professional.

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by malemb 26 Sep 2023

Awesome quilt! That must have taken a long while to stitch. Love the baby animals. You’re right, they are quite detailed. Beautiful gift for a new mom and baby.

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by rachap 23 Sep 2023

All I can add is WOW!!!! You have made a beautiful yet useful gift.. I'm sure there was love in every stitch.

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by sonjapotgieter 20 Sep 2023

Such a awesome Gift Beautifully Made ..Love the designs!!!

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Tu2ml by Tu2ml 20 Sep 2023

Thank you. I love all the detail in the animals. You can almost feel their fur/skin or feathers. Very realistic.

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by sonjapotgieter 20 Sep 2023

Such a awesome Gift Beautifully Made ..Love the designs!!!

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by dragonflyer 18 Sep 2023

Such a beautiful quilt... great job

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Tu2ml by Tu2ml 20 Sep 2023

Thank you.

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by dailylaundry 18 Sep 2023

Lovely, lovely, lovey! Your friend will be so pleased! Wonderful gifts! Hugs, Laura

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Tu2ml by Tu2ml 20 Sep 2023

Thanks.

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by mops Moderator 18 Sep 2023

Beautiful!!! She will be thrilled with your gift.

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Tu2ml by Tu2ml 18 Sep 2023

Thank you Martine. I hope she likes them.

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by worthy 17 Sep 2023

Awesome gift and such great work. Someone is going to really love it and when baby gets older will love the quilt and detail you achieved. Congratulations on a job very well done.

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Tu2ml by Tu2ml 18 Sep 2023

Thanks so much. Her baby shower was yesterday, and I heard someone say “the quilt should go right on her wall”. Maybe it will become wall art, instead of a useful blanket. No matter which, I hope they like it.

worthy by worthy 18 Sep 2023

Just have to say, there is Nothing not to like about it. It will be an honor to have, no matter how they choose to use it.

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by peafarm 17 Sep 2023

This is so perfect in every way. Your new mom is going to love this. Baby animals have stitched out perfect also.

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Tu2ml by Tu2ml 18 Sep 2023

Thanks - I like how realistic (and cute) the designs look, and they stitch out very well. It seems Safari animals are quite popular for Nursery decor at the moment.

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by 02kar Moderator 17 Sep 2023

I’d say you succeeded with all of your hopes with this collection. The designs, your choice of fabrics and all of the extras you have done are thoughtful and classy.

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Tu2ml by Tu2ml 18 Sep 2023

Thank you. I enjoyed making them. It’s my first time making the clutch and pouch. They could have lots of uses as this little grows up.

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by noah 17 Sep 2023

She will love this set ,Excellent job :):)

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Tu2ml by Tu2ml 18 Sep 2023

Thanks Noah.

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by bemara 17 Sep 2023

So cute and a great set :-)

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Tu2ml by Tu2ml 18 Sep 2023

Thank you

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by toogie 16 Sep 2023

How adorable! I love the quilt and all the embroidered animals. You must be very close to this new mom to put in so much work and thought. Just beautiful!

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Tu2ml by Tu2ml 18 Sep 2023

Thank you Toogie. That’s a real compliment coming from you (a quilt expert)! Not so close, actually - other side of family, and only through marriage. But I’ve known her for a very long time. I just hope she uses and enjoys these items.

Tu2ml by Tu2ml 18 Sep 2023

BTW, I know you understand the need for a good sewing machine when quilting. I got a new machine after I finished my last quilt. Although my 1970’s singer is still going strong, she doesn’t have much space under the arm to squeeze a large project through. My new machine has a 12” throat space, and let me tell you, it is a dream!! Now, if I could only learn to do free motion quilting…

toogie by toogie 30 Sep 2023

I don't find meandering hard and so that's my usual quilting design. Ruler quilting is a little harder, for me to hold onto the ruler, while moving the quilt. I know any larger throat space makes everything so much easier to move around. I quilted two queen size on a REGULAR machine with little throat space and one was denim, so when you get a larger one you sure are thankful.

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