Sunday, January 24, 2010

Spring Fling Modern Baby Quilt & Pattern

This is what I did this weekend:

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I made a quilt & a pattern to match. This is one of my very favorite patterns for baby quilts because it looks harder than it is, it’s the perfect size to grow with baby, it works great for a boy or a girl, and can make a really cute eye spy quilt. I made this quilt using the same pattern. The quilt in the picture is in my etsy shop, although it does look mighty cute taped to my wall…it might want to stay there instead.

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The pattern is also available in my etsy shop as a PDF. It’s 29 pages stuffed full of pictures & instructions for making this quilt from start to finish, including tutorials on basting, free motion quilting, and binding (hand & machine sewn). There’s also some sizing instructions at the end included if you want to make this baby quilt into a toddler bed sized quilt. *** If there aren't any in the shop when you check, stop back by I'll be re-listing them throughout the day.

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Truthfully I hate writing patterns. It makes my head hurt. Which is usually why they are free tutorials on my blog. With this quilt though, I wanted to make more of a quilting reference guide, so that a beginning or intermediate sewer could have not only a pattern, but also reference material for future projects. Plus it took forever…….and my bum hurts enough to prove it. :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Finished: January Quilt

Everyone needs a January Quilt.

Or a February quilt, since there’s only 11 days left of January.

It also helps when there is a very bright Heather Bailey Pop Garden print on the back, and if the weather is sunny and warm enough to be outside without a coat.



Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Finished Orange & Aqua





I love these colors, I only wished the weather matched this quilt!  I quilted this with a loose meandering pattern & its bound with a Moda solid.  Those little dog blocks (fabric by Heather Ross) are my favorite.  And no they’re not deer….although yes a couple of them look like deer. :)  This one is for sale in my etsy shop, unless I can convince myself that my boys need one more quilt to add to the 15-ish they already have.
The back is pieced with strips of an Amy Butler print and some matching pieces from the front.     It measures 37.5" x 53".

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I love…




Seeing an idea,

turn into a quilt.
A quilt that needs ironing…..and basting and quilting and binding oh my!
P.S. The pattern for this quilt can be found on my sidebar or from the link at the top that says Tutorials. Its the Orange Quilt Pattern.
P.S. #2 I’ve had some questions about names of the fabrics from a couple of posts ago. If I didn’t get back to you its because I don’t know the name, but I bought them all here.