Friday, October 10, 2014

Mickey Mouse is in the house!

My nephew and his wife are HUGE Disney and Mickey Mouse fans....HUGE!  So when they announced that they were expecting their first child, my daughter suggested that I make a Mickey Mouse themed quilt!  Of course!! That would be perfect.

So the hunt for Mickey mouse fabric began.  And I found some! But a lot of it was black....mmmmm.....a black baby quilt???  Couldn't quite bring myself to do that.

But there was a print that was on a white background, so I found some other fabric to coordinate (I think it was actually Dr Zeus fabric!! but it worked) and played up the white and red instead.

This is the finished top...

I think it is pretty cute...although it is very RED!  Oh well, better than black, in my opinion :)

I am using white minky for the backing and hope to find some black polka dot fabric for the binding.
I thought about whether white was a good choice for the backing, but wanted the cuddle factor and really didn't like the intensity of using red or black.  I think the white really softens the colours in this.

this was really fun to make! And I am sure they will be happy to see Mickey Mouse welcoming the new baby ! is not quite finished....but linking it up to TGIFF over at Quilt Matters!!


  1. What a fun Mickey quilt!! The white backing and black polka-dot binding will be perfect.

  2. They will love it! black dots would be perfect for the binding.

  3. Sooo cute! Red was a great call, Flo, and the minky will make it so cuddly. Very lucky baby to have a great aunt like you!

  4. Great job! Love that Mickey Mouse fabric and what a cute design!!

  5. That will be a quilt that gets lots of love! And the red is great. The red will allow it to "grow up" with the baby too. Fabulous!

  6. They are going to LOVE that quilt!! I really like those prints too :)

  7. Red is a great colour for a baby quilt! My favourite little onesie for my three kids that I've kept was a cheap red bonds one. It was such a deep colour my blue eyed blonde babies all looked gorgeous in it.


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