Over the last couple of months I’ve had the chance to make two baby quilts for little girls. I love smaller quilts, they make me feel like I accomplished something in a shorter period of time. They also allow me to dive into new fabric piles right away.
I’m not going to win any photography awards for these pictures but I wanted to share them with you anyway. It happened to be rainy and gloomy when I finished both – and they needed to be wrapped and gifted right away.
I made this first quilt mostly with fabric from Sarah Jane Studio’s line, Out to Sea. I did incorporate some others from my stash….some pink and white dots from Children at Play, a navy print from Sandi Henderson’s Secret Garden, a yellow stripe from Cloud 9′s Simpatico, a yellow cross hatch as well.
I used another squares-in-squares design, I hope you aren’t tired of those yet! Actually, these blocks came from my Lemon Squares quilt pattern (free!). I just didn’t use any white on this smaller quilt. I backed the quilt with minky to make it super soft and quilted it with wavy lines. I think it will be perfect for fall and winter in Chicago.
This next quilt is for a little girl I met in SLC at the Sewing Summit. I pulled an assortment of fabrics from my stash for this one. I wanted the quilt to be feminine without screaming “I’m a girl!!” Hopefully that came across in my color selections. I chose a modern, wonky cross design.
Somehow I’ve never made a wonky cross quilt before, only blocks. I had a lot of fun with this one. The quilting is random straight lines. I wanted it to stay nice and soft after lots of washing.
The backing is the parade panel from Sarah Jane Studio’s Children at Play with some pinwheels along the bottom.
Hopefully both quilts are well loved over the next several years!
October 24, 2012 21 Comments
It’s finished! I feel a bit bad, as this quilt has been sitting and waiting for it’s binding for a few weeks now. I knew I wanted a specific pink (Kona Carnation) but the kids were sick so I couldn’t get to my LQS until today. I’m happy I waited though, rather than using something else I had on hand, because I sure do love how it turned out.
Last July I scored a layer cake of Dream On by Urban Chiks on eBay (Buy it Now – I’m not good at auctions). This line will be available in yardage this fall…probably any week now. They’ve recreated vintage sheets. I love this line because I don’t have to collect a lot of sheets to get a mix-and-match feeling of prints.
I think the wide stacks is a perfect design to show off the prints. The sashing is Kona Ash, a new favorite for sure! I quilted this one with straight horizontal lines, between 3/4″ and 1-1/4″ apart from each other. The coins are also varying heights, so I think the quilting works with it.
For the backing I used a light Kona pink…it was a scrap so I’m not entirely sure the color. And then the bottom is Kona white, which really makes the prints pop.
The final quilt measures 40″ x 46″ and will be listed in the shop soon! Perfect crib size for a little girl.
And now for the giveaway! I have a lot of strips leftover. I’m not sure why I thought I’d need the entire layer cake cut up, but I did! So I’m giving them away. If you would like to win them to make your own Stack of Dreams coin quilt, simply leave a comment below. I’ll be selecting a winner Monday morning (Oct 4th). Good luck everyone!
** Update **
Random.org selected a winner for me this morning – it’s Cara @ Me? A Mom?! I’m sure this will become something beautiful for those girls of yours Cara. I’ll be contacting you for your address – enjoy!
September 28, 2010 127 Comments