Monday, December 26, 2011

A New Quilt

The quilting bug has bitten again..... and I've finished my second quilt!
Some of you may remember my First Quilt that I made for Grayson for her birthday.

This new quilt too, is special. It was made for a college sister of mine, for her new baby. She will be having a little girl in just a few weeks! Her nursery will be blues, greens, and yellows (very much like Grayson's) so I wanted her to have something warm and soft to match her nursery.


The fabric for this quilt was from a jelly roll that I fell in love with at Hobby Lobby. I'm a sucker for blues and greens, so I bought it with no project in mind, and then HAD to use it for this quilt. I love how it turned out!

I threw in some white strips to lighten it up a bit.


The patterns have a few flowers and butterflies, but it doesn't scream GIRL. She will share a room with her brother (Grayson's age) for a while, so it won't be too girly for him too.


The backing is a solid teal cotton, and the binding is the same. I didn't want anything to compete with the pretty patterns on the top.


I'm not a quilting purist, so I machine quilted everything. The construction was simple, just sewing the jelly roll strips together for a clean line look. I straight-line quilted it, one line on either side of each seam.


This quilt would look PERFECT in Gray's room, but I am thrilled that it will be living with my friend and her new bundle of joy. I hope it keeps her toasty warm for a long time!


I have a plan for some mini-quilts coming up, but more on that later. It is going to be a very special project for me.



23 comments:

  1. When I get married or have a baby you better make me stuff toO! :) love you!

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  2. This is lovely. So simple but pretty :)

    Katy
    x

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  3. very pretty love that shade of blue come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  4. turned out beautiful, thanks for sharing

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  5. I really like your quilt! Beautiful colours balanced to straight lines, beautiful! :)

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  6. Now that is my kind of quilt. I love the look of quilts, but hate cutting out all those little shapes. Jelly roll strips are just my speed!

    You did a great job, and the colors are gorgeous!

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  7. I LOVE it! :) great job. I'm your newest follower.

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  8. What a lovely baby gift! I, too, love the mix of blues and greens. You machine stitching is perfectly straight - I'm jealous. I am still working on that!

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  9. absolutely gorgeous! I'd love you to add this (and any other posts you like) to my What We Wore and Made Party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

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  10. Beautiful ! I am looking for a quilt idea for a friend of mine who is 8 weeks pregnant and I think this might be a winner. I love the look of this!

    I would love for you to share it at my new link party, Some Good Stuff: http://some-good-times.blogspot.com/2012/01/some-good-stuff-1.html

    Megan

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  11. I think you are very clever. I love your quilt, it's so pretty! I've hopped over from simple things sunday. Happy New Year.

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  12. so so beautiful!! and your stitches are absolutely perfect. great job! :)

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  13. Girl, these are seriously beautiful. What a talent you have!

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  14. You have skills, skills, skills! Great colors too!

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  15. WOW! Your quilt has inspired me to want to start quilting and I've never made one before! Just wanted to thank you for linking up last week and let you know I featured your quilt today!

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  16. thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!!
    Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  17. LOVE this!! And hoping you can link it up at my turquoise lovin' party! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/01/turquoise-lovin-19.html

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  18. So very pretty! She'll love it and it will be a treasured heirloom, I'm sure!!!

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  19. THis is gorgeous- love the colors you picked and simple design :)

    If you get a chance, love for you to share this at my Link Party: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/01/made-by-me-13-linky-party-and-features.html

    -Q

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  20. I LOVE making quilts like this - and yours turned out so pretty! Great Job!

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