Saturday, June 18, 2011

Michael Miller Watermelon Patti Paisley and Ta Dots for Baby Changing Pad

Last week I finished Kelly's baby quilt.  She chose Michael Miller's Watermelon Patti Paisley as her main fabric.  Click here to see the post on the baby quilt.  Today I wanted to use the small amount of scraps I had left from the Patti Paisley to make Kelly a quilted changing pad.  I paired the scraps with some Michael Miller Ta Dot's and love how it turned out.  The changing pad went really fast since I used strips of fabric instead of cutting squares.  The finished changing pad measures 26" X 21".
After I got the strips sewn together I sandwiched the quilt top with the batting and the backing and got it pinned and ready to sew.....
I used my favorite technique of free motion quilting.............
To bind the quilt I used a ta dot in lime green with white dots.....
And since I used the blanket stitch to attach the binding to Kelly's baby quilt, I wanted to hand stitch this binding to make it different.....
I did not think about the color selections while I was putting the changing pad together, but after looking at the pictures of it laying on the grass (or clover in this case!) I noticed that there is a strong "watermelon" color palette going on here!
Which of course is perfect!  Because it matches the name of the Michael Miller's paisley print!
I'm really happy with choosing the red and green ta dot's to go with the paisley.....
And using the red ta dot for the backing gives it a true watermelon color theme!
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27 comments:

  1. Really cute! I just adore polka dots and paisley! What a lovely changing pad!

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  2. beautiful! love your work....and love that fabric.

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  3. I LOOOVE those colors. Michel miller fabrics are so rich and vibrant. That is great!

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  4. Visiting from Craft O Maniac! This is so beautiful! Thanks so much for the fabulous tutorial. I've got to try this!

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  5. fantastic! those are some of my favorite fabrics from Micheal Miller! You did such a great job! would love to have you share this tutorial on my blog. Please check out my blog and email me if you are interested in doing a guest post!

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  6. That is a great idea! I think it will be something I do now with every baby quilt I make. I do love the "watermelon" colors with the paisley.

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  7. This is very cute! Thanks for sharing how you made it!

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  8. Oh another beautiful quilt! Love it! You are very talented!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  9. So cute! I love the watermelon theme. My baby doesn't like the cold changing pad we have; I should make her one like this! What a great idea.
    --Jill
    http://jillmadeit.blogspot.com

    PS I love Bichons, too!

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  10. Cute! I love all the strips on the changing pad!

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  11. This is absolutely beautiful!! I love the colors you chose, and I love your quilting! I feel inspired to get out my quilting foot...

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  12. Beautiful. :) Following you from MMM. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link up party going on over on my blog right now. The most viewed link will win a set of fancy rectangle chalkboard labels. This week I’m co-hosting with Reasons to Skip the Housework…so links will show up on both blogs! How fun!

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  13. lovely changing pad! So happy and colorful!

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  14. It turned out lovely! What a beautiful gift for someone. (and so summery!) That fabric is delicious.

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  15. Beautifully done! I love the fabric you chose. What a sweet gift.

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  16. This is really lovely - the colours are fantastic. I love handstitching bindings - its the perfect long farewell to a project!

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  17. This is so, so cute! Very similar style to the one I bought for our nursery. But yours is so much better because it's homemade! : )

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  18. Sooo cute. I'm visiting from fingerprints on the fridge.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Andee

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  19. Your changing pads are beautiful. You have a knack for choosing fabrics!

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  20. Please post a link to this on my Reap What You Sew linky, it closes in a few hours, otherwise post by next Sunday, I would be honored!
    San at http://the4rsramblings.blogspot.com

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  21. Thank you so much for linking up this adorable baby changing pad! You are being featured tomorrow at the start of our new What I Made Wednesday Linky Party! Congrats! Come and grab a button & link up your latest & greatest!

    Alisa @ Sweet Peas and Bumblebees
    sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

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  22. Absolutely wonderful, the polka dots go perfectly with the fabric and I love the blanket and changing pad!

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  23. Hello my name is Jennifer and I just wanted to let you know that I have featured your tutorial on my blog. Please let me know if there is any content that you wish for me to remove. Cheers
    www.eatcraftsow.blogspot.com

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