Friday, October 18, 2013

Fort Firefly Gift Set


Not since Briar Rose have I been so excited about a fabric collection for children. Fort Firefly by Teagan White is utterly charming, and I was thrilled to death when the wonderful people at Birch Fabrics sent me a bundle to play with. A friend of mine is expecting a baby by the end of this month, and since we don't know yet if it's a boy or girl, I was looking for fabric that would walk the fine line of gender neutrality. I'll admit that this probably leans a little more toward the girly side, but it's cute enough that I think it can be excused. I've been dying to make the Books for Baby quilt from Patchwork, Please! since I first saw it. This is a slightly smaller version -- nine blocks instead of sixteen -- but it's still large enough for a small baby quilt.


Fort Firefly is a fussy cutter's dream. Every print is full of adorable details, and I had a hard time narrowing my choices down to these nine covers. I pulled from my scrap bucket to find text and map prints that would work for the pages and brown fabrics for the book bindings. Each quilt block is edged with Quilter's Linen, which I'm absolutely loving right now. The backing is a quiet dot print from Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille.


I thought it would be fun to make a little bag to hold the quilt instead of wrapping it up in paper, so I did a larger variation on my party bag tutorial using leftover prints from the Fort Firefly bundle and some white webbing that I had on hand. I couldn't resist sewing up a little cloth tag to decorate the front using some extra patchwork squares and a piece of cord. I love the way this bag turned out. It's just the right size for the folded quilt and will also fit nicely into a diaper bag for emergency situations once the baby's here.


There are so many wonderful sewing projects out there, but I still think that baby quilts are some of the sweetest.

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday.

24 comments:

  1. This fabric line is just adorable! And what a cute quilt you've made, your friend will be thrilled to bits! What a wonderful idea to make a matching bag too. Simply gorgeous :-)

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  2. Oh wow - I agree about those adorable prints and i think you did them justice in that quilt. What a lucky family to receive this.

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  3. And here I was thinking that it leaned more toward the boyish side! Perfect!! Your friend and her baby will just love it :) What size did your bag end up? The last time I tried making a bag for a baby quily, it did not work out...

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  4. Your quilt tag is such a great idea! Oh how I love bags. I really like this fabric line (not that I've seen a line of fabric on your blog that I don't like!!); the colours in it are subdued enough to give it that natural feel, yet saturated (not sure that's the word I'm looking for!) enough so that it is still engaging.

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  5. That is adorable Heidi! What a great pairing of fabrics and pattern. Your friend will be thrilled!

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  6. Oh my word! So cute. I can hardly wait for this line to become available!

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  7. That is soooo adorable. You're really not making me want this any less,you know!

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  8. Very fun. Super sweet fussy cutting! Be sure and add it to the Patchwork, Please flickr group!

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  9. Stunning, and there will be one very lucky mummy and baby.

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  10. You made great use of those adorable fabrics!

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  11. Oooooh! That tipi with the pile of wood in front is just the cutest thing.

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  12. Maybe you're like me and leaning "girl" since everyone is having them! Since I started quilting, I've made ONE baby boy quilt! Another friend found out last week what she's having, and sure enough--another girl. :) There are two more finding out in the next month, so maybe there's a boy in there somewhere--although I think girl quilts are more fun, so I'm not complaining too much!

    Adorable quilt, as always!

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  13. I just love this fabric. Seeing your projects makes me itchy to start playing with mine. Self-control is such a downer when it comes to pretty fabric!

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  14. This is beyond cute! Love all of the 'books'. Great idea with the matching bag.

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  15. I haven't seen that fabric yet - thanks for highlighting it! My mom is making I-Spy quilts for my niece and nephew and I think some of this needs to be in it : ) Love the bag for the quilt idea, too.

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  16. So adorable! I am in love with this collection too, in fact I bought a ton of the tan floral to make curtains for our guest room. I just couldn't resist!

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  17. I love how your quilt turned out. The fabrics are beautiful and the idea of the bag is great! A stunning baby quilt.

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  18. The quilt is perfect, Heidi! and I love the bag too!

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  20. This friend loved it! It is so adorable and cant wait to start using it! Thanks again! Xoxo

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  21. This friend loved it! It is so adorable and cant wait to start using it! Thanks again! Xoxo

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