Sunday, November 29, 2009

Baby #2’s Quilt

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I’m loving this quilt.  It might be one of my favorites to date & the first time I’ve ever made a quilt with raw edges.  The inspiration for this one came from this quilt hanging in my Mom’s living room, and I wanted something that would match this, but not be the same.   I wasn’t so sure about the raw edges, but now after its washed I love the 3D effect it gives the circles, and it looks like its been loved for years.

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The 1st round of quilting I did straight lines around each square, but I hated the way it made the circles poofy, plus I hated the minky back I put on..it was way too heavy.  For the second try I did stippling around each circle and then big free motion swirls in each circle.   For the back I used a flannel by Moda & the binding is Katie Jump Rope. 

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Its bigger than I intended, but I figure it will work for a toddler bed as baby #2 gets older.  Finished its about 42" x 56".  I took pictures while I was making this so I can make a tutorial, so hopefully I’ll finish that up and get it posted in the next week.  Happy Monday and remember Sew Mama Sew giveaway day is Wednesday!

63 comments:

SandyQuilts said...

WOW WOW WOW beautiful.

Care said...

absolutely GORGEOUS! I can't wait for the tutorial!

a little bit biased said...

Ooh, I love it! Great job. That will look so cute matching with your other child's quilt. The fabrics and design are adorable!

paulette said...

I love this quilt!! I am so happy that you are going to give us a tutorial!! Can't wait! Thank you!
Paulette

Vals Quilting said...

Hi Allison, I really like raw edge applique for two reasons it's easier of course and it's so whimsical and fun when finished and washed.
I have a pattern called French Roses that is done this way...you may have inspired me to get to it!
Valerie
http://www.pastimesonline.ca/vals-quilting/

emptybobbins said...

Your baby will love the texture on the edges of the circles!
Great color, too.

Handmade in Israel said...

What a fabulous quilt! Beautiful work.

Mikol said...

That turned out great! I love the look, all the colors, and the quilting.

Andi said...

LOVE this one!!!
Gorgeous!

Sue said...

gorgeous, stunning in fact.

Stephanie (A Ditchin' Time Quilts) said...

Absolutely love this! WOW!!! I love the colors and the shapes. THANKS for sharing this lovely quilt. I want to make one now.

I am having a giveaway on my blog of an antique doll quilt! One week left for the drawing! Thought you would like to know!

Thanks, Stephanie

Blue Is Bleu said...

That's gorgeous! Loving the 3D-ness of the circles too. I'm amazed that unpicking the first round of quilting went so quickly!

Fiesta said...

Katie it is stunning

Karen said...

Looks great. I am hoping to try the raw edge applique next year. fabrics look gorgeous.

Seams Sew Together said...

Love the fabrics and colours!!!

Michele said...

Great fabrics! And who doesn't adore circles?

Goddess in Progress said...

GORGEOUS! Oh, it looks so soft and delicious already. That one will be treasured, for sure. Can't wait for the tutorial! (Not that I need to add any more projects to my list, right?)

Aimee said...

I LOVE this quilt!!

Rinachiyya said...

Gorgeous quilt and I love the 3d effect. Again your material does a lot for the quilt what is your secret?

Evenspor said...

It turned out so nice.

Tracy said...

3D is the perfect description. This is awesome.

angela said...

Super cute way to get a pieced circle look! Can't wait for the tutorial!

Katie B. said...

This is just gorgeous! Tutorial: Yes, please!

Marcia said...

Is this called Bullseye? I love your color choices. Such a wonderful job!

craftnosis said...

to echo all the other comments - beautiful! I love it - i'm sure the time spent making it just right has proven worth it. excited to see the tutorial!

chimes said...

Oh my goodness! This is GORGEOUS!

Diane said...

This is stunning... I love it!

Tanya and Colin said...

talent!!! love it!!!

Suzanne said...

Wow - I love it!

Leslie said...

this is gorgeous!!! what an amazing idea. i am excited for your tutorial

Betsy said...

That quilt makes me swoon...I love it. Can't wait for the tutorial.

Keriann said...

Oh my it's gorgeous!! I am for sure gonna give that a try myself! (one of these days after the rest of my project list is done hehe)

Susana said...

It's gorgeous! And I love the sunny colors.

Melanie said...

I love, love, love your quilt!

Robin said...

I absolutely love what you've done with this quilt. I haven't tried raw edges yet- but seeing yours is getting me thinking about finally taking the plunge. Nice work- and I'm impressed you did all that unpicking thru minky-WOW

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

I love it! It looks so happy.

Calico Road said...

very cute!! See, now this is one I could do since there is no curved piecing involved.

Alisa said...

It looks fabulous! Doesn't it just make you so excited to have that baby and wrap him up in it?!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I'm so glad all that unsewing worked out for you. It looks amazing!

anne said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, love it, look forward to the tutorial. Happy Stitching

Natalia said...

Darling! I totally agree with you on the quilting. I love how you did it the second time around! :)

CJ said...

What a great quilt! I can't believe you unpicked it all and then redid the backing too. OY! LOVE IT and look forward to a tutorial.

izzy inspired said...

Its gorgeous. I love the lush colors...and those circles. I am sure baby #2 will treasure it with all his heart.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

O.k. Allison- you ARE super mom! Mason is now 3wks old and I still don't have his quilt finished!! You put me to shame! :) lol

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

It's beautiful! I can't wait for a tutorial. You are awesome. Wonderful

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very, very cute! I would love a tutorial!

A. said...

I freaking LOVE IT!! Can't wait for the tutorial!

quilteddog said...

LOVE IT!

Aimee said...

Beautiful!!! Love it!

Trisha said...

The 3-D look of the circles is very cool!

Susan said...

This came out super cute, way to make a quilt work out for ya! I've done that, too, unpicked seams 'til my eyes nearly bled! lol

Great job.

6p0120a4ca090c970b said...

Crazy insane jealous. That is gorgeous! Love the colors, love the circles, love the fabrics. Baby blankie perfection.

girlfromipanema said...

I came over from the sew mama sew site for the giveaway, but just had to comment on your quilt. It's beautiful! You did a fantastic job, I really like it a lot!

Tasha said...

Oh, I am loving it too!! Really loving it. You do such amazing work.

She sews and scraps said...

OH my! that is one gorgeous quilt, I LOVE your fabric you used. PLEASE pretty PLEASE do the tutorial! I can't wait for that!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

That turned out so beautiful! I love that it already has that "loved" look. Baby #2 is going to love it.

ChickieChirps said...

What an awesome quilt! I love the circles and the fabric colours and, and, and the whole thing! It's so fab!

I've added this quilt to my list of inspiration quilts for one day when I start quilting again... I hope that is okay.

Sharla said...

You are amazing. I can't wait for a tutorial!

calicodaisy said...

So beautiful!

amandajean said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this Quilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it's sooooooooooo amazing!!!!!!! i've had one on the brain similar to this, and here you have one completed and so beautifully, too!! i personally think that it's a perfect baby size. it's nice when a baby quilt is also toddler size.

jacquie said...

totally cute! ingenious method too!

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

this quilt is fantastic! I'm going to give it a try. Look out stash, here I come!

Thanks for sharing
Hugs
Julie

paterd said...

Just found your blog, it's wonderful! I make all my baby quilts about that size, that way they can use it longer, like you say, as they get older.

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