We just celebrated a third birthday at our house and the birthday girl requested a pink and orange quilt and a bed for her baby. Even though I made her a quilt, it is second fiddle to a gorgeous pink, orange, yellow and red quilt that her Nancy Nancy gave her (she can't say or chooses not to say Auntie Nancy). I will have to snap it from her bed at take some photos because it is gorgeous!
Over the summer we went to an estate sale and found this great doll cradle for $8. It was a God awful shade of yellow and in need of a few screws, but otherwise was in great condition and it looks exactly like our oldest's doll cradle which was my great-great-great aunt's. I painted the cradle bright pink and orange per the birthday girl's request and purchased some craft foam to make a mattress.
There were scraps leftover from the quilt that I made so I trimmed them down into 2.5 inch wide strips and made a doll quilt to go with the cradle using the jelly roll race method. It turned out super cute and I had enough scraps to make the front and the back of the quilt.
Next came the birthday girl's quilt. It was a bunch of blocks on Monday and her birthday was Sunday. I finished piecing it on Tuesday and quilted it Friday night. I bound the quilt in the car on the way to my parent's house and again on the way home. I was able to give the birthday girl her quilt on the night of her birthday. I used the free pattern over at Moda Bakeshop, but modified it to make the quilt wider (I added 2 extra rows). There was a ton of extra fabric leftover which allowed me to make the quilt wider.
The pattern utilizes a dessert roll and came together very quickly.
The backing is the same great pink and orange from her doll cradle. The quilt was made using a dessert roll of Honey Honey and some white yardage. I ended up using a Cuzco print for the binding because the birthday girl wanted orange (her favorite color).
She loved her quilt and has it in her bedroom. She is not currently sleeping with it because her great Aunt made her a pink and orange quilt as well and put a Hungry Caterpillar (her favorite book) tag on it.