Posts Tagged‘Quilts’

Finished Kate Spain Good Fortune Quilt

I had originally intended to quilt my Kate Spain Good Fortune quilt myself, but I had a slight miscalculation with my Mouse and Stars Baby Quilt. I had taped the mouse quilt to my floor, and then realized it wasn’t baby quilt sized. It was quite a bit bigger and all I had was baby quilt sized batting. Oops.

Taping down quilts in my house is a big to-do because I have to move all the tables, so I really didn’t want to have to redo it. The only piece of batting I had that was big enough was already being used in my Good Fortune quilt sandwich, but I hadn’t started quilting it, so I decided to steal it for the baby quilt.

After that, it seemed silly to do the quilting myself, so I sent it out with the I-Spy quilts to Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting. As always it came back amazing!

Kate Spain Good Fortune Jelly Roll Quilt

Mouse and Stars Baby Quilt

Last November, a dear friend told me she was pregnant. She’d waited until pretty late to tell people and I was so thrilled for her! And then I started panicking that I wouldn’t be able to get a quilt done for the new baby. So, everything went on hold for a bit while I rushed to finish this Mouse and Stars Baby Quilt.

Mouse and Stars Baby Quilt

I-Spy Quilts

For Christmas, I made an I-Spy quilt for The Brood, which they love. I’m really happy they like it because they were pretty apathetic about the other quilts I made them (which is fine, I don’t expect a baby to have much of an opinion about which blanket they’re spitting up on). =D I almost wish I had made the quilt bigger with more blocks except that I didn’t want to sew more blocks…

I-Spy Quilt

Kate Spain Good Fortune Jelly Roll Quilt

I’ve been meaning to blog about my latest quilt but I started playing Diablo III again and all of a sudden, I have no free time because I’m busy gaming. =D

I purchased a few jelly rolls when I started looking into quilting 3 years ago, but haven’t gotten around to using them. Jelly rolls are actually kinda big and they were taking up a lot of room in my bins, so I figured it was time to start using them. I picked the Kate Spain Good Fortune jelly roll and the For Emma pattern from the Jelly Roll Dreams book.

There is definitely something to be said for having all your strips pre-cut. Piecing this quilt went very quickly!

jelly roll dreams book
for emma jelly roll quilt
Kate Spain Good Fortune

Story Book Baby Quilt

I completely fell in love with Storybook by Kate & Birdie when it was released, and then I came across the adorable Storybook Star Baby Quilt pattern on Moda Bakeshop. Shortly after that, my dear friend Lorelai found out she was pregnant which gave me the perfect excuse to buy the fabric!

(I try not to buy fabric unless I know what I’m going to be using it for. Well, that’s the theory at least… doesn’t always work in practice. No one is surprised by that right? =D )

I made a small alteration to the pattern and bought an extra charm pack so that I could add prairie points around the edge. I like putting “taggies” on baby quilts for baby to play with.

storybook baby quilt

In the future, I will be putting prairie points on the quilt somewhere that is not on the edge ’cause wow, finishing that edge was a pain in the butt. It is also not the prettiest job ever, so hopefully Lorelai won’t look at it too closely.

I had some fun with the quilting using my walking foot. It’s still pretty simple as quilting goes, but I like how it came out.