Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Crossweave Baby Quilt

Crossweave Baby Quilt
sizing (see pattern, I've since forgotten the actual measurements)

Pattern is Crossweave by Amy Smart, as found in Modern Baby.
Top combination of 100% cottons purchased from Gather Here and Pink Castle Fabrics.
     Doohikey Designs Foxy Trails (Pick Your Plum)
     Zen Chic Comma
     Cotton+Steel Basics Dottie in Picnic and XOXO in Picnic and Gold
     Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet in Verbena and Grass
     Sun Prints Bike Path in Green
     Happy Go Lucky Jump and Penny in Lime
     Modern Meadow Herringbone in Grass
     Kona in Snow
Binding - Pieced using Pearl Bracelet in Grass and Sketch Basics in 2 shades of green.
Filled with 100% cotton batting. 
Machine sewn with 100% cotton thread.
Machine washable (cool wash, tumble dry low).

(I started and finished this piece in November 2014, I'm just super lazy about blogging.)

Like the last quilt, this was a surprise baby shower gift. However, unlike the last one, I didn't finish this one in time for the shower. When you rip out the same seam multiple times at 2am, you know it's time quit, get some rest, and come back to it later. 

Mommy-to-be loves green. I mean, LOVES green. And since we didn't know if it was going to be a girl or a boy, I decided to go with green. While I was able to pull most of the green fabric from my own stash which just so happened to all be in the same shade, woohoo! I still needed to add a few prints. I must be a sight at the fabric store. I showed up with my little container filled with green charm squares and fat quarters, spread them out on a work table and then ran around the store pulling bolts of fabric.

Funny story, after I finally decided on colors/prints after what seemed like an eternity at Gather Here, I ended up leaving an entire yard of fabric behind! Luckily, I was able to email the store and have them set it aside for me.

I love that this pattern is traditional, but the white sashing gives it enough negative space for a modern touch. I also love that it enabled me to do diagonal quilt lines! It's easy straight line quilting, but the added angle makes it interesting.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

More Rainbow Quilts!

Remember this one? We'' I've got 2 more for you. Well not really for you, they're going to Quilts for Kids, but you know what I mean.

Rainbow quilt #2:
Colored fabric - Sketch by Timeless Treasures
White sashing - Kona Cotton in white
Binding - Kona Cotton in medium gray (I think)
Backing - I have no idea

Rainbow quilt #3:
Colored fabric - Sketch by Timeless Treasures
White sashing - Kona Cotton in white
Binding - Kona Cotton in white
Backing - Michael Miller (I think)

Apparently I didn't square this one up. Woops!