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Two Sided Baby Quilt FAL#3

I have my third finish of the 2nd quarter (here is a link to my original list ). It’s a quilt for our first grandchild.  I was having trouble trying to decide on a design for the quilt so I decided to go with my two favourites and make it a two sided quilt.  Are you noticing a theme here.  All of the items that I made for our grand baby are two sided.   I wanted to give the parents as many options as possible for their nursery. I was asked to make everything gender neutral using any combination of green aqua, navy, yellow and grey.

ribbon-quilt-pinterestI saw this quilt idea on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for a baby quilt.  Neither too masculine or feminine.  I changed the design a little bit.  Instead of each row alternating the twist I made them all start and twist in unison.  I like it better this way….softer and less distracting. I made 104 of these little blocks and then trimmed them all.  Despite hating all the time it takes to trim the blocks, I do get some satisfaction from looking at the big pile of perfectly sized blocks and the colourful pile of cuttings.

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I placed all the blocks on my design wall to help me decide what order to place the colours.

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Then came the second quilt top for the back.   I made 108 half square triangles using numerous prints and solids in each colour group.  Once again I used my trusty design wall to lay out the HSTs and came up with this design.  I then added white strips to make the top 5″ bigger on all four sides so I could mount it on my longarm.

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I wasn’t able to do any intricate free motion quilting because it would look good on the one side but the design would not match up with the quilt layout on the other side.  I went with an all over design called Arrowhead.

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I used two layers of batting, Hobbes 80/20 and a high loft polyester.  It really gives some life to the free motion quilting.

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I really wanted to put a label on the quilt for our grand baby.  Unfortunately,  because it was two sided, there was nowhere to put it where it wouldn’t stand out and take away from the quilt.  I found this great post online where a quilter showed how she stitched words into her bindings to replace the traditional label.  It was perfect.  I used off white thread so that it would just disappear into the binding but you could still find it if you were looking for it.  It says “Made with love 2016  Grandma Debbie”

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Lets Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Finish it Up Friday @Crazy Mom Quilts

TGIFF @A Quarter Inch from the Edge

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Whomp There it is @A Quilted Passion

Show Off Saturday @Sew Can She

 

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Quilts of Valour Donation FAL #2

Back in the fall of 2014 I was very lucky and won a fat quarter bundle from Sew Sister’s Blogathon Canada.  It was Northcott’s Stonehenge OH CANADA line.  Last year I made this quilt and donated it to Quilts of Valour Canada.

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I used the leftover fabric to make another quilt to donate in 2016. This also gives me my second FAL finish for the first quarter (here is a link to my original FAL post)

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I used a poppy motif in the centre of the squares and in the border.  I also did quite a bit of ruler work in the light border and between the squares.  The front is so busy that it is hard to see the quilting.  I like the design that it makes on the back.

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I altered my label to add the Quilts of Valour logo.

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Whomp There it Is @A Quilted Passion

Finish It Up Friday @Crazy Mom Quilts

Free motion Mavericks @Lizzy Lenard Vintage Sewing

TGIFF @Celtic Thistle Stitches

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Show Off Saturday @Sew Can She

 

 

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Filed under Charity Quilt, FAL, Finish-A-Long, FMQ, Quilting, Quilts of Valour, Scrap Quilt

Leftovers VI and FAL Finish #1

Since today is National Quilting Day I thought I would celebrate my first finish for this years finish-a-long (see my first quarter FAL wish list here).  I actually finished all the free motion quilting in December but it took me a while to finally finish hand sewing on the binding.  I can’t believe that I have made 6 different quilts from leftover fabric from a quilt I made when I first started quilting.  Hopefully I’ve gotten a lot better at estimating fabric requirements since then.  I had a lot of fun with the free motion quilting on this one.

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To see more pictures and read about the making of this quilt click here.  Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patch Work Times

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story 

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion By The River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Whomp There It is @A Quilted Passion

Finish It Up Friday @Crazy Mom Quilts

TGIFF @Anja Quilts

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @Confessions of a Fabricaholic

Free motion Mavericks @Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing

Show Off Saturday @Sew Can She

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Ava’s Quilt

We are having a bit of a baby explosion in our extended family.  On February 9th we welcomed Ava Nicole.  I thought they were due in March so I had some time to spare.  I was so sure that they were having a boy that I had started on a masculine quilt.  When we got the call that Ava Nicole was born, I had to switch to baby girl mode.  I just love this fabric from Bonnie and Camille called “Vintage Modern” and thought it was perfect.  I’ve never played with a drunkards path block so that was my inspiration.

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I had some fun free motion quilting it to enhance the shapes.

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

WHOOMP There it is @A Quilted Passion

TGIFF @A Quarter Inch from the Edge

Finish It Up Friday @Crazy Mom Quilts

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Free motion Mavericks @Lizzie Lenard Vintage Sewing

Show Off Saturday @Sew Can She

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Leah’s Quilt

Now that I have given this quilt as a gift I can post pictures of it.  It is my Oct ALYoF Goal and my first finish for the final quarter of the 2015 Finish-a-Long.

This summer Erin married her sweetheart Paul.  Paul’s sister Sue just had a baby girl.  She is the first grandchild in their family.  In honour of the birth of Leah and the joining of our families I made her this baby quilt.

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I used a stylized feather in the lighter triangles to push them into the background and have the brighter triangles pop forward.
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I used trapunto to make the hearts pop and then did a dense quilting in the background to enhance their 3d effect even more.
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I like the back of this quilt. I used some left over HST blocks and a few 5 inch squares. You can really see the free motion quilting on the back.
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Linking up to

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Mad by You Monday @Skip To My Lou

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

Handmade Tuesday @Ladybug Blessings

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Too Cute Tuesday @Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Link a Finish Friday @Richard and Tanya Quilts

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Whoomp There It Is @A Quilted Passions

TGIFF @Faith and Fabric

Sew off Saturday @Sew Can She

 

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Filed under A Lovely Year of Finishes, ALYOF, Baby Quilt, FAL, Finish-A-Long, FMQ, HST

WIP

Even though it is very time consuming, I’m enjoying FMQ Leftovers V.  Here is a sneak peak:

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Linking up to:
Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Handmade Tuesday @Ladybud Blessings

Link Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

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Filed under FMQ, Lap Quilt, WIP, Work-in-progress