Apr 4, 2011

A gift for a precious new arrival

A friend's daughter finally welcomed her beautiful baby boy this week. A very special arrival.
I am a practical sort of girl so I made this Nappy changing set for her. I used two fabulous tutorials to help me.

I think I might like spots :)

I used the Diaper Pouch Tutorial from Noodlehead.

It's actually the third or fourth time I have used this tutorial. So simple and so practical.

When constructing the body of the pouch I actually used a Quilt-As-you-go technique. It allowed me to do the topstitching on the body which I really love.

I only just had enough navy thread to finish!

I also made a changing mat to go in the set. I used this Baby Changing Pad tutorial from Homemade by Jill which was part of the Celebrate the Boy last year. I resized it to suit what I needed. I used a piece of red vinyl I already had from a previous project, which I think really sets off the navy and spot.

It folds in four and ties up with a simple strap with velcro.

I am really happy with how it turned out. Now I have to get to making another set as another friend's little boy arrived early yesterday! Maybe more spots ....:)

I have linked up with Skip to my Lou- Made by you Mondays for the first time. Go check it out!

And this one to here at QuiltStory - great place lots of inspiration!

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. Very Cute! I'll have to remember this for my next baby due this fall!

  2. I should make one too, I do have two children in nappies!

  3. Very sharp looking! A great use for the vinyl, too!

  4. Great project! Such a good idea. I need to make one! Thanks for linking up to Quilt Story!