Posts Tagged‘Quilts’

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.

Baby Quilt for the Grub

I finally finished the Grub’s quilt! This one took a while because of all the scallop trim and because I decided I was going to attempt to step up my quilting skills. The scallop trim went fine. The attempt to do fancier quilting… the jury is still out on whether I accomplished that. =D

I didn’t use a pattern for this quilt so I did a lot of planning and math at the beginning, but apparently I can’t do math (please ignore my college degree that says I graduated in engineering), and my blocks didn’t quite come out the size I expected. It wasn’t a big deal as the quilt was very basic and I just worked around my faulty math, but I’m thinking I might just stick to using patterns in the future.