Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Simple Squares Farm Baby Quilt

Mom made this baby quilt last week with some cute farm fabric she found. It's actually Old MacDonald's farm--notice the blue letters that say "eieio?"



She had me help with the stitching on the cow's face and the machine quilting.


The quilt and these matching burp cloths are both in the shop.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pink and Brown Lattice Quilt

A close friend of mine is expecting her first baby in a few months, and this was her shower gift.



This is the same pattern as the Ducky Baby quilt my mom made for my sister here. It's amazing how choosing different fabric and dropping the applique created a totally different design. The greens are the same, but the new quilt has a busy print background and nice dark/light contrast.


{Credit} Pattern: Adapted from "Just Ducky" by Bonnie Sullivan. Fabric: Assorted prints including Fresh Palette by Carrie Nelson for Henry Glass and Pixie Dot by Holly Holderman for Lake House Dry Goods.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Safari Jungle Baby Boy Quilt

Just another simple baby boy quilt that got finished up this week. I sewed fabric strips of different lengths together, centered around the cute panel piece in the middle. It finished up at 37 by 48 inches. This adorable fabric by Kate Honarvar was easy to work with, because it's already adorable. The rust-colored polka dot print on the back is actually not in the fabric line, but I think it look like it belongs. It's in the shop!




{Credit} Fabric: Safari Jungle Baby by Kate Honarvar for Timeless Treasures. Celebration by Masha D'yans for Clothworks. Design: Original.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Black, White, & Red

This week, I had a huge weight lifted off my shoulders as I finished a set of three matching lap size quilts for my neighbor. The quilts were made out of her old dresses from the 80's and 90's. Most of them were black, white, and red. They were larger than anything else I've ever quilted before, so they got a very simple, loose quilting design done on them. They are supposed to be Christmas presents for her daughters, so hopefully they like them!


Also, I quilted a black, white, and red runner that my mom made. It's kind of an abstract chevron design that she came up with. I'm thinking it also looks pretty Christmas-y in these fabrics. Maybe if I flipped it the other way it would look like a Christmas tree??


With this pretty swirling fabric, I decided to be a little more daring than usual and try a similar quilting design. This was definitely time consuming, so thank heavens it was just a runner.


Here's a close up of the back. Can you see the swirls a little bit better?


It's in the shop!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Dino Baby Boy Quilt

This quilt has a super-simple construction: just big 7-inch squares in adorable prints. I love these bold colors for a baby boy quilt. And for a little extra love, there's a green stegosaurus on one of the blocks. He's raw-edge appliqued with fusible web and a button hole stitch.



{Credit} Fabric: Urban Zoologie by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman. Design: Original.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Elephant 2.0

A couple months ago, Mom and I made an elephant baby quilt for the shop. The day it sold, I got an email from someone else who was hoping to buy it and didn't get it in time. She asked if I could make her a custom quilt, as close to the original as possible. Well, of course, I didn't have any of the fabric left, so I had to search the web for some of the blue print from Windham Fabrics. I found some (thankfully!) and then set out to find similar yellow and gray prints, as well. So, here it is: Elephant 2.0.



 I just love that floppy ear. That's mom's handiwork. She's the applique queen.

{Credit} Fabric: Simply Baby by Windham Fabrics. Design: Original.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Vintage Baby Lovey

Using some of my Vintage Baby leftovers, I made up this "lovey" similar to the boy lovey I did earlier this year. I like the simple design of the squares and quarter square triangles. This blanket does not have batting in it, but I still felt like it needed some "quilting" to keep the top from shifting too much--especially once it's washed. I echoed a quarter-inch inside the pink diamonds. I did this with a regular presser foot and the feed dogs up. If I do this method for a larger quilt, I'm thinking a walking foot is a must, but it was okay to go without one on this 25 inch by 30 inch blanket.




{Credit} Fabric: Vintage Baby by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Funky Bunny Baby Boy Quilt

Here is the third and last of the baby quilts that Mom and I finished up last week. Again, the quilt top was her own design and work and I quilted it for her. I love this funky zig zag fabric from Benartex and I think it goes splendidly with the animal print, even though they are not from the same line.



{Credit} Fabric: Max & Whiskers by BasicGrey for Moda and Cassandra Zig Zag for Benartex. Pattern: Original.
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