Thursday, May 5, 2011

A pretty little quilt

NOTE: Alison is hosting a quilt giveaway to support Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims. To learn more and to help, go here.

Just finished off this little lovely, for the baby girl of a friend, due this summer.




I used a charm pack of Moda Plume included as a bonus treat in an "ugly scrap" giveaway by one of my very favorite bloggy friends, Alison. I sewed them up into some HST and put them back together randomly. I love how this bright fabric looks so cheery against the crisp white- very easy to make this fabric look good. I will have to get a BIT more creative when using some of the other interesting scraps that came along with ;)
I really like how the quilting came out- lines on either side of the diagonals, then a single line to bisect the triangles perpendicular to this. It has been awhile since I have done some straight line quilting... though "straight" may be a liberal description! It looks extra wonky in these pictures as it has been washed!

For the back, I used a bold pink along with a few pinwheels made from extra HSTs. I love the grid pattern the quilting makes against the solids.






I am especially proud of my basting skills- check out how perfectly parallel these lines run along the pinwheels! Whoot whoot! I will actually be giving my 2 cents on basting for the Quilt Class 101 on Bec's blog later this month (so this was good to boost my confidence ;)
For binding, I framed it with a chocolate brown solid. I took another go at Red Pepper Quilt's machine binding tutorial....not perfect, but not bad. Not sure why but I feel compelled to master both hand and machine binding. I'm weird like that.


This is my first baby quilt this year, and it was refreshing to enjoy a smaller project! I am hoping it will provide a cheery place to play and cuddle. Here are some of the quilt stats for you:


finished quilt size: 25.5 " by 32.5"
fabrics: Moda Plume, white, pink, chocolate and tan from local quilt shop
quilting: straight lines, by machine
binding: by machine

Linking up at Canoe Ridge Creations.


21 comments:

Alisa said...

It's a sweet quilt. It sure is nice to do a baby quilt, especially after a couple of large ones, isn't it?

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

You are a quilting machine! This one is gorgeous and I love the quilting pattern you did...nice!

felicity said...

Very sweet finish. Nice work on the basting!!

Amy said...

Not half bad for ugly fabric! How did it count as ugly fabric? I think I am confused or not in the loop.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

So sweet and pretty and I love the quilting you did, it really gives great character to it! And HOW is that fabric ugly? It looks so pretty there :-)

Pink Stitches said...

Love Love Love it!!! Do you ever sell your quilts on etsy??

Elizabeth D. said...

This looks so fantastic, Kristie! I just love how this turned out, and I didn't love this collection before, but your quilt is making me change my mind... :)

quiltilicious said...

I can't believe I am only ONE of your favourite bloggy friends and not THE favourite ;-)

I like this one a lot (obviously because it's HSTs) and I really like the back toooooooo

randi said...

so pretty!

i will be trying machine basting on an upcoming quilt too. hand stitching takes way too long!

Katie B. said...

This is such a sweet quilt! Love your binding fabric choice, and the back is perfect!

Kelli said...

Very Pretty mate!
Gotta love Tula.

Kathleen said...

Looks amazing Kristi - well done!

CityHouseStudio said...

What a gorgeous quilt!
I love the quilting, and especially love the back!

Leanne said...

This is a lovely quilt!

Debbie said...

Darling little quilt! Nice back too!

Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother said...

It is beautiful! I especially love the back :)

Kelsey said...

Beautiful quilt! And I absolutely adore the back!

Deanna said...

Absolutely adorable! Love sweet quilts for new babies!! = )

Wandering Minstrel said...

That is such a beauty! I love the back, too!

Megan said...

LOVE, love, LOVE Kristi! The quilting is wonderful! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

Michelle said...

I LOVE THIS QUILT! I have one like it on my list.