Sweet Baby Love Quilt

Monday, February 10, 2014

   It is time for another +Silhouette Challenge Fabric: I am going to learn right along with you as I cut fabric on my +Silhouette Cameo. I am making a baby quilt for my soon to be great niece or nephew. This decorator fabric was used at two of the baby showers for this new little one. I am the babies father's Godmother.
   The design of the nursery is gender neutral, since the parents are waiting for the birth to find out Pink or Blue? We are all excited while feeling Blessed. The room is Pottery Barn Baby inspired with the colors yellow, white, gray, along with Elephants and Giraffes.
Which pattern or color do you think I used?
Next I got to work on my silhouette starting to look for a good image.
 Found this but it needed some work to fit my plan?
  Before cutting out my two simple images on the Cameo I purchase a fabric stabilizer. 
The iron on +Pellon stabilizer will combine with the fabric to give enough body to the material, to be cut by the Silhouette. I chose iron on because it adds the stiffness with out making a seam edge to cut. I ironed it on first, let it cool and put the yellow fabric on the 12" X 24" cutting mat found the design I created changing the neck of the giraffe. 
 Oops! I followed the directions and this is how the first attempt turned out.
This is not what I planned as with any project sometimes we can run into bumps in the road. My bump was that the fabric did not cut all the way through, when I followed the directions. After an evening of sheer frustration, I looked on YouTube finding a tutorial from a trade show which suggested using the Heavy Card stock setting, I also used a slow speed of 1 then set my blade to 9.
  I used my Designer Studio addition to change the giraffe images to suit my design. I simply used a knife and cut the giraffes head off. Then I flipped it horizontal used the welding and then flipped it vertically.

 After I weeded and removed the yellow fabric I followed the same process but used a gray fabric for the elephant.
 When I made all these changes plus eliminated the eyes and nose of the giraffe, I reached a successful outcome. I had considered giving up but, decided to fight past this bump. Now that I finally was able to achieve my vision,
 I am happy with the results.
I bought a baby flannel in  gray to finish the other side of the quilt. I will decide on how I will piece the quilt and finish the edges in another post. At this time I want to focus on the Silhouette Challenge by cutting the two animals. I will finish the quilt and share it with all of you very soon.

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Until Next Tomorrow,

Karen Marie

I included the link below to the finished Quilt. I invite you to see how darling the finished project turned out.

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, these projects below will provide a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

    Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

    My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration! {Insert Photo Collage here.}
    1. No-Sew Valentine's Day Pillows by A Tossed Salad Life
    2. No-Sew Interchangeable Fabric Bunting by unOriginal Mom
    3. Monogrammed Burlap Garden Flag by The Turquoise Home
    4. Crawl, Walk, Bike by It's Always Craft Time
    5. Freezer Paper Stenciled Tote Bags by Weekend Craft
    6. DIY Bleach Spray Shirt by Practically Functional
    7. Stenciling Sherlock by Please Excuse My Craftermath...
    8. Felt Star Wands by Cutesy Crafts
    9. Yoda Kid's T-Shirt by Architecture of a Mom
    10. Mark Your Territory- Dog Flags by Black and White Obsession
    11. Nautical Pillows by Lil' Mrs. Tori
    12. Big Sister Gift & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
    13. Nerdy Baby Onesies + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
    14. Easy Easter Bunny Onesie - Silhouette Cameo Craft by Adventures in All Things Food & Family
    15. Fabric Envelopes for LEARNING LETTERS! (& cut file) by From Wine to Whine
    16. "Good Morning, Sunshine!" Memo Board by Tried & True
    17. Hearts-A-Lot Burlap Pillow Cover by My Paper Craze
    18. Baby Quilt by Dragonfly & Lily Pads
    19. Surprise Holiday Banner by Whats Next Ma
    20. "Team Betty" Tote Bag by The Thinking Closet
    21. DIY Sock Minion by Create it. Go!
    22. Pretty Up Some Organza Bags by Getsilvered
    23. Easy Heart Appliqued Onsies by Create & Babble
    24. Bleach Pen Gel & Freezer Paper Stencils Made with the Silhouette Machine by Bringing Creativity 2 Life
    25. Valentines Baby Onesie & Boy's Shirt + Free Cut Files by The Frill of Life
    26. Valentine's OWL Always Love You T-shirt by My Favorite Finds
    27. DIY Screen Printed Curtains by Chicken Scratch NY
    28. Fabric Painted Quilted Wall Hanging by Terri Johnson Creates
    29. Glitter Iron-On Top by Simply Kelly Designs
    30. DIY Monogrammed T-shirts with Silhouette Heat Transfer Material by Pitter and Glink
    31. Birthday Challenge by Fadville
    32. Machine Applique with SIlhouette Cameo by The Sensory Emporium
    33. Fabric Applique Valentine's Day T-Shirt by DailyDwelling
    34. "Cute as Cupid" shirt by crafts, cakes, and cats
    35. Sew Cute Applique by Life After Laundry
    36. Rhino Onesie by It Happens in a Blink
    37. Upcycled Birchbox Cameo Accesory Organizer by Cupcakes&Crowbars
    38. Customizing textiles with Heat Transfer Vinyl (working title) by feto soap
    39. Easy Fabric Art by McCall Manor
    40. Lady Bug Tote Bag with Silhouette Rhinestones by Ginger Snap Crafts
    41. Mommy and Em's Coordinated Aprons by TitiCrafty
    42. Canvas sketch project and a share by Clever Someday
    43. Foxy Lady Pajamas by Mabey She Made It
    44. Teddy Bear by Work in Progress


GetSilvered said...

Look forward to seeing the finished quilt. glad you persevered after the failed attempts at cutting because the giraffe and elephant turned out just beautifully in the end. Love the fabrics too!

oscaralley said...

I can't wait to see the final project and thanks for sharing the opps too. It shows up that It may happen, but here is what I did to fix it. THANKS!

Karen Marie said...

Thank you for the encouragement. I will be sure and share the quilt when I complete it, Which better be soon because this baby is due soon.

Unknown said...

Glad you stuck with it! Can't wait to see the results.

Angela @ Life in Velvet said...

I'm dying to see the finished product :) It's going to be gorgeous! How adorable! Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE! Hope you guys had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Stephanie said...

Love the patterns!

Kristy gd said...

This is absolutely amazing! I really love the shapes you choose, they are so playful. I *have* to find a way to use that giraffe.

Karen Marie said...

Kristy gd,
Thank you for visiting my blog, along with the lovely compliments. when you use the giraffe I would love to see a picture.

Karen Marie said...

My pleasure Robin. I love finding a good connection TTB knows how to through a great Party.

Karen Marie said...

Stephanie, These fabrics were used at the baby showers for new little boy or girl in our family. It a nice way to incorporate a piece of the shower decor into the babies life.

Emily Thompson said...

super cute! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished blanket! Stopping by to let you know that you've been featured at Nap-Time Creations weekend features! Thanks for linking up to Create Link Inspire! I've spread the word all around social media, would love a reshare or two :o) Please grab a button from my footer if you don't already have one. Emily