Archive | August, 2012

Babies and trees

12 Aug

One of my first quilting fabric buys in 2007 was a selection of precuts and yardage from Tula Pink‘s Full Moon Fancy line. I made my very first quilt with it, for my goddaughter’s 1st birthday gift. Please excuse the horrible photo, taken in the dark Finnish winter many moons ago.

fullmoonfront

The rest of the fabric I’ve pretty much just been sitting on ever since. The line sold out, and I’ve been scared to use up what little I have left.┬áThis past summer I finally decided to make another baby quilt out of the blue-green fabrics left over from the girly quilt. I mostly used charm squares and cut some more out of yardage and white Essex cotton-linen blend.

Full moon fancy quilt

I quilted a simple diamond grid and added a scrappy binding, made up by leftover prints of a jelly roll.

Full moon fancy quilt detail

There was just enough yardage of the blue tree trunk print to get a continuous backing out of it.

Full moon fancy quilt backing

Photographing out on location isn’t my strong suit but now it’s nice to think back on this sunny by windy day last summer. This quilt was a christening gift for a baby boy in my family.

Full moon fancy quilt back and front

Babies and bicycles

5 Aug

Continuing with baby quilts finished in the last year, here is a wonky log cabin quilt. I combined my precious few Heather Ross prints in a yellow-and-pink quilt that wouldn’t be too bland. I used two solids from Amy Butler, both alternating with the prints and for the sashing.

wonky log cabin quilt

I machine quilted the 3×3 block design with random horizontal and vertical lines, free hand. Some double quilt lines add interest.

wonky log cabin quilt detail

The backing is one of my favorite baby prints, Alexander Henry’s 2D Zoo. The quilt top was exactly the width of the backing fabric, eliminating any need for piecing the back.

wonky log cabin quilt backing

With the addition of the solid pink, had just enough fabric scraps left over for a scrappy binding after piecing the top.

wonky log cabin quilt detail

This quilt was a gift to a pretty baby girl in Barcelona. Encantada d’haver-te conegut, Ona!