Oh Boy!

Here’s a sweet baby boy’s quilt.  Oh how I love to make baby quilts!!!  This cute one is being delivered to the mama tomorrow morning.  Hope they enjoy!

Pattern: Snapshot from Happy Hour by Atkins Design

Post wash measurement: 35 x 43.

 

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You Are My Sunshine

Yay!  I have a new nephew! :)  Just the excuse I needed to start quilting again.  I love the combination of the yellows and grays…it’s like sunshine on a cloudy day (you know how the song goes–You are my sunshine, you make me happy when skies are gray….).

Baby quilts are so fun to make, since the whole quilt comes together relatively quickly.  I just love how it turned out!

I used the Snapshot pattern from Happy Hour by Atkins Design.  I love this pattern (I used it for Caterpillar’s Meadow).

I hope my nephew, Ben, loves his new quilt!

Post wash measurement: 34 x 42.

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The back: yellow with white dots

The label

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The binding: I love a striped binding!

Lavendar Fields Baby Quilt

My cousin asked me to make a baby quilt for one of her friends, and since I love making baby quilts (well, all quilts really, but I especially love baby quilts), I jumped at the opportunity.  It’s the same pattern I used for Life’s a Hoot, but I altered the dimensions a bit.

I was told the new mama likes light green, purple, and brown.  I had a bunch of Hushabye (by Tula Pink for Moda) charm packs and I pulled out all the green and browns, and then I added some purples to the mix.  I love this color combination!  And because I love me a polka dot binding, the green dots on brown was just perfect!!! The purples, the green geometric backing, and the brown with green dots are all from different lines, but they coordinate perfectly with the greens and browns from Hushabye.

The post wash  measurement is 37 x 45.

I hope my cousin and the new mama like it!

Welcome to the world Samantha!

Productive Quilting Day

Yesterday was a very productive day for quilting.  I pin basted the Lavender Fields quilt top, quilted it, and sewed the binding to the front of the quilt.  Now I just need to hand sew the binding to the back.

Lavender Fields?

I’m making a baby quilt for my cousin’s friend’s baby.  The colors are purples, greens, and browns, and these are the fabrics I came up with.

I’m having a heck of a time coming up with a name for this quilt.  Sometimes names can be so hard!!!  So far I’ve come up with Lavender Fields.  Do you have any other suggestions?

Summer Soiree Baby Quilt

Here’s Summer Soiree all finished and fresh out of the dryer.  I absolutely love the bright colors, and it makes for the perfect baby quilt.  The fabric is Soiree by Lila Tueller for Moda, and I used the Stacked Coins pattern from Moda Bakeshop (I changed up the backing design just a bit).

The post wash measurement is 38 x 46.

I love this fabric so much, and luckily I have extra charm packs of it, so I just may have to make a larger one for myself!

Sleepy Time Baby Quilt

Oh how I love baby quilts!  They are so satisfying…the piecing is generally pretty quick, and then you can have a quilt completely done in record time.  I’ve had Sleepytime jelly roll by Lori Gardner for Moda for quite some time.  It’s pretty much all pastel colors, and I don’t generally work with pastels (hence it’s been sitting in a drawer waiting to get used).  Since this quilt will find its way to someone the hubby works with, I let the hubby have a bit more say in fabric selection than I usually do (read: the hubby has no say 😉 ), and he chose the pastels.

I started this quilt Sunday afternoon, and finished hand stitching the binding on Monday afternoon.

The quilt’s post wash measurement is 31.5 x 38.5.

Life’s A Hoot

Here is a quilt for my nephew, who’s expected to make his appearance in April.  I was going to wait until closer to his birth date to make and deliver the quilt, but the family decided to throw a baby shower on Christmas Eve, so I had a lot of motivation to get this done quickly.

My daughter named him “Hoot” when the parents-to-be came to visit, and that kind of stuck, so I just had to do an owl theme…but it’s certainly not overboard on the owls.

It’s really cute, and the pattern is Pure Baby Boy.  The pattern calls for using a Jelly Roll, but I opted for a charm pack and a single fabric backing.  The fabric is Hooty Hoot by Riley Blake.  The post wash measurement is 31.5″ x 39″.

I also had to make some coordinating burp cloths, because you can never have too many, and who doesn’t love some custom birth cloths?

Baby Blues Quilt

A few weeks ago I finished up the Baby Blues quilt for my good friend.  We went to their house for dinner and she opened here present and loved it! :)  Yay…always a good feeling!!!

I love the colors, and I really liked how it turned out.

I marked this quilt for straight line quilting, and I have to honestly say that I’m not sold on marking my quilts prior to quilting.  I also used flannel for the backing, and while it is soft and cozy I’m not sold on it either.  If you use flannel, PREWASH it!!!  Even if you don’t prewash your fabrics, ALWAYS prewash your flannel.  Flannel shrinks so much more than regular quilting fabric, and the weave is bigger.  Once you wash it and it shrinks, it shrinks the weave, which makes the quilting stitches much more secure.

Baby Blues

I put the Black, White, & Red All Over quilt aside (for now), and started on a baby quilt.  My friend is due the beginning of June, and she’ll likely deliver sooner, so I wanted to be sure and get this done quickly.  She requested a blue and brown quilt, and never haven worked with those colors before I was excited….I love that color combination!!!!

I used the boy pattern of the Baby Mine pattern, and I got the whole thing pieced. It took me a few days to figure out how I wanted to quilt it.  Usually quilts “speak” to me and tell me what what I should do, but not this time.  Bah!

I’ve never marked a quilt top for quilting before, but I tried it this time.  I wanted to do some straight line kind of stuff.  I’m still kind of on the fence about marking, and while I really like how some straight line quilting turns out, by and large I’m an all over meander quilting kind of gal.

I’ll show pictures of the quilting soon.