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Wonky Star Baby Quilt

Wonky Star baby quilt, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

God I LOVE finishing up a quilt…nothing better than a yummy, crinkly, fresh smelling quilt to snuggle with. This one is going to a baby boy to be. I made it 60″x60″….a lot bigger than a traditional crib quilt, but I love the idea of a baby quilt growing with the child. Plus, it makes a great mat for the baby to play and rest on. I made each block 20″x20″ and used a variety of greens and aqua blues…crisp and clean.

Up next: some curtains for my god-daughter using Tanya Whelan’s Dolce line and a lot of baby girl stuff for my own baby girl to be!

I have two happy bundles coming my way filled with beautiful European fabrics that I plan to use for my baby girl’s quilt…and whatever else I decide to use it for.

I also have some Amy Butler, August Fields, Dream Poppies in Tangerine here to make this beautiful baby blanket (and yes, I did choose the SAME fabric…its just so beautiful!!)

Lots to keep me busy in the next few months before baby girl arrives! Off to fold some laundry now, bleh.

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quilt top–WIP, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

A peek at what I’ve been working on…a new quilt for a new baby to be. He’ll be here in less than two weeks so I better get moving and finish up this baby. It’s actually a 60″x60″ star! I made one ginormous wonky star instead of several smaller ones.

Trying to figure out how to piece the quilt back now. Maybe thinking 5 small wonky star blocks across the quilt with white everywhere else….or I was also thinking baby blue flannel for a softer feel…better decide soon.

Also thinking about how I’m going to quilt it. I’m tossing around some different ideas.

I am loving the colors/patterns…it’s so soothing and crisp. I can’t wait to finish it and see it in all its quilted, wrinkly, yumminess 🙂

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The Cape House Quilt, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

As usual, I slack on the blog posts. I finished this quilt in December and gave it as a gift to my mother and father in law on Christmas. I called it “The Cape House Quilt” as our favorite family times at the Cape inspired it. It started as a “thank you” for year after year, inviting us throughout the summer to visit their Cape house. We spend as much time as we can there. For our kids, weekends (or weeks) spent at the Cape are a kid’s fantasy. Life on the beach…afternoon bike rides, digging for clams, catching crabs at “crab creek”, cookouts, 4th of July fireworks, COUSINS!, hanging out on the hammock, playing whiffle ball in the yard overlooking the ocean, walks to the harbor to get ice cream….its a dream. As an adult, I relax as soon as I get there. Its time to unwind, sit by the ocean, talk with family….RELAX (did I mention that?!).
I added lots of pictures of the 15 grandchildren on the back (not usually my style, but I knew my in-laws would really appreciate it).
and voila. I finally got some pics of the quilt while we were down there on Memorial Day weekend.
I’m wishing I was there right now…..

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Daniel’s Quilt–Top, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

I’ve been slacking here on the blogging front. Here I will try to do a little catch up. This quilt was finished last month for a beautiful baby boy born to my friend Jill. Her third boy 🙂 I had a lot of fun making this quilt because I picked out some of my favorite “boy” fabrics and put them all together. To make the quilt I simply cut up the fabrics into 5 or 6 inch squares, and then bordered them with 3 inch strips. Easy Peasy, but I love the clean and colorful result. Sometimes less is more, right?
I experimented with this quilt (but lets face it, I experiment with EVERY quilt), by using 2 layers of batting (warm and natural) instead of one. I wanted to see what kind of difference it made. I did like the thickness, but even after I washed it, I felt it was a tad too stiff. I’m hoping that with use and washes, it will soften up.

I am currently working on my mom’s quilt (more later), but will soon be starting another quilt for a baby boy to be, due next month!!

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