Friday, May 21, 2010

Spring Quilt Festival

If you are a quilt or crafty blogger you know about the awesomeness that is Amy's Quilt Festival.  If you don't than you should.  Go here and find out about it.  Go ahead, I'll wait....
 Done?  Good!

  This time around I am showing another baby quilt.  That's the majority of what I make.  (I work better on a deadline and a smaller scale.)  Some friend's were having a baby girl earlier this year.  They had a brown and green nature scheme for the nursery.  I try to make the quilt match room colors when possible.  It gives me a place to go from.  I have found that if I do not have something to start with I become paralyzed with indecision.

    I had been wanting to try a coin quilt for awhile so I hopped over to the Moda Bake Shop.  I love AmandaJean's tutorial and used most of her fabric requirements and measurements as a guideline and went from there.  I did not start with charm squares.  Here are the fabrics laid out after digging through my stash.


I loved making this quilt.  It went together very quickly.  I think it took me a few days from start to finish.  Which is great because I waited until the week of the shower to make it. (Click on the picture to see it larger.  I can only fit small pics on my layout.)


I quilted it in waves from one corner to another.  I really didn't want to use free motion stippling allover.  The straight lines seem to need something else.  I also didn't want just straight line quilting.  I needed something a bit faster...  I had seen something similar to this on Flickr somewhere.  Oh, I found it here.  I love that quilt!
(Click on it to make it larger)




 Everything except the brown sashing was from stash which I loved even more! I used some of my vintage fabrics that I got from my Gran's and Great Gran's stash.  (My Aunt gifted me 2 rubbermaid totes of their fabrics last year.)  They are both passed away so I loved being able to use it.   Two of the greens below are from them.  This is a close up of the front.



A close up of the back.



The binding fabric was cut on the bias specifically so I would get the "candy cane" stripe look.  I really like that on bindings.

Funny side note:  I added a label because the parent's were sure of the baby's name before she was born.  So three weeks later, she's born and they named her something else!  I keep trying to get the quilt back from them to replace the label but they do not want to give it up.  I suppose that's a good thing, right?

Okay so now that you are done here go visit Amy's Creative side and check out the other hundreds(!) of quilts posted.






20 comments:

Kristen said...

This quilt does remind me of a nature theme. How beautiful!

Angela said...

That's too funny about the label! I completely understand your need to get the quilt back and "fix" it!

SarahB said...

Love those greens! How funny about the label! Maybe you will have to head over to their house with a new label, seam ripper, needle and thread and just fix it right there. :)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

This is a special quilt in so many ways, especially because you're able to use fabrics from your grandmother and great-grandmother. I love the wavy-line quilting!

wishes, true and kind said...

Beautiful quilt! I love coin quilts :)

joan

Michelle said...

This quilt is reminding me of trees, so I think you got the nature theme just right. :-) Lovely!

Kathy said...

Your quilt reminds me of the forest of trees! I love making the long panels for a stacked coin quilt. I should get going on one I have in the unfinished pile!

Allie said...

Great quilt. I love the story about the label! You know it is loved, if they can't let you have it long enough to change the label!

Quilting in the Pines said...

Nice! I'm a green lover, too!

Karen said...

Great baby quilt. When i was pregnant I only bought green things (we opted not to find out the sex). Still love green.

Dani said...

I love the colors that you chose :)

Laurel H. said...

I really like your quilt, and I like the label, too. :)

SewCalGal said...

Oh how I love greens. Love the prints you selected. Beautiful quilt. Very comfy and cozy looking.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Shannon w/ Monkey Dog Quitls said...

I love coin quilts. It's a quilt that can be sewn in little time and quicker to enjoy. Sew On!

Sandra said...

what a warm feeling quilt for such a lucky girl. The stripe bias binding is the final great touch.
or 10 hour of community service

Eileen said...

love chinese coin quilts--making variant right now in reds mostly. love your colors too and nice back.

QuiltSue said...

A lovely quilt. I bet your friends loved it.

Rose said...

I love the way you quilted it, and love the backing...great job of having all that in your stash. It is lovely. You can see my entry Here.

Christina said...

I'm a big fan of the quilting choice you made too! I would like to try that sometime.

Amy said...

I love the lucky green for stacked coins, beautiful quilt. thanks for sharing,Amy