Posts Tagged ‘quilt’

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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Morgan’s Quilt, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

It’s finally done 🙂 Don’t ya just love that feeling of accomplishment? I used crazy mom quilt’s stacked coins tutorial that I found on Moda Bake Shop. In the past I have adapted Joelle Hoverson of The Purl Bee’s  (Last Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts) instructions to make a stacked coins, but this time since I was working with charm packs, the tutorial from crazy mom quilts was a perfect match 🙂 At first I thought I would scatter the colors around randomly, but on a whim I placed them in rainbow order and I kinda liked it, so I sewed it up that way. I hope Morgan (and her mommy) will like it!

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Binding Morgan’s Quilt, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

Baby Morgan was born to a good friend of mine way back in June. I was CONVINCED she was having a boy so had in mind boy fabrics and was ready to quilt once the baby was born…but lo and behold, she had her second girl!!! Threw me for a loop and needed to go back to the drawing board. I decided to keep the American Jane Recess fabric I had already bought and added to it, Snippets and Look & Learn. I don’t usually use such bold colors, but I am really loving the way it came out. Tonight I finally finished hand sewing the binding on. For some reason I had some issues with the corners. I have no idea why, as I have never encountered the problem before, but it was tedious to fix. Here is a pic of me hand sewing the binding on to the backing of the quilt:


I am finally getting the hang of it. I learned how to make and sew binding from crazy mom quilts’ tutorial. It’s super easy to follow and the pics are very helpful. I had to double check my work with this quilt, but I think next time I’ll be able to make and sew the binding without following any direction.

Now that the quilt is quilted and bound, it’s ready to be washed to a)get rid of those baby blue quilting lines and b) make it all wrinkly and yummy. After that I’ll attach a label I plan on making using Printed Treasures printer fabric. I took an adorable picture of Morgan and her sister and added text to it using Picnik.

Anyhoo. Off to bed. I’m always up too late!

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Blocks for Aimee, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

Another Month, another block 🙂 Actually I had enough fabric to make two blocks. I made these blocks for Aimee and her focus was Alexander Henry’s Starling fabric. I loooovvveeee birds, so of course I love this fabric! Aimee’s fabric was fun to work with. A lot brighter than I’m used to which was a nice challenge in putting it all together. Aimee didn’t specify what types of blocks to make, only that each block include a Starling and some rick rack. (another challenge for me, as I’ve actually never used trim in quilt blocks before!) I hope she likes them 🙂

November is my month…and I’m struggling with a flood of ideas! I need to get the fabric soon, get it all cut out and distributed to the rest of the Bee Modern quilting bee group…whose members come from around the world! I’m super excited for my month and to see what these talented ladies come up with 🙂

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Stacked Coins for Ben, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

Finally made this quilt!! I have been dreaming of it since before Ben’s birth. I inteded to have it made before he was born…it never happened. Ben just turned one and I figured, better late than never! I adapted the quilt from Last-Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts. (love that book btw!) I hope Ben will love to snuggle with it 🙂

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Sophie’s Quilt, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

Just because I wanted to get a better shot of the pillow 😉

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4 pictures for you, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

Here is my quilting progress. It’s coming along! REAALLLY looking forward to throwing this baby into the wash and getting it all puckery and yummy soft 🙂

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IMG_8008, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

Pinned! Ready to quilt! This will be my very first attempt at actually QUILTING a quilt! I usually just hand tie the layers together….but what I LOVE about quilts is that quilted yumminess. So here goes!

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IMG_8002, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

Getting ready to baste! I taped down the quilt back and then (not shown) I placed the batting and quilt top down. I then pinned the layers together.

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IMG_7969, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

This is the back of the quilt. The photo does NO justice to the beautiful Alexander Henry fabric I used. It is just precious. Maybe tomorrow I’ll include a close up of it. Its so amazing.

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