Showing posts with label baby quilt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label baby quilt. Show all posts

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Simple Baby Boy Cot Quilt


Finally, a new quilt is on its way - it's been a long time between quilts this year. But a request for a commission of a baby quilt from a friend finally got me moving again.

This quilt is a simple pattern of rectangles 9" x 11" in dimension. I'll do some basic straight line quilting and think an orange binding might look the best. I'd also love to find an orange spot for the backing, but will see what I come across!

I'm looking forward to making a few more quilts again now I've broken the drought!

Happy quilting!

Caity x

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Baby Kisses Quilt


I had so much fun making this little quilt. Firstly because it was pink and i just don't make enough pink things and secondly because I'm hedging my bets on a friend due with her first bub soon that it's going to be a girl!!! 

This quilt is based on the traditional Kansas dugout pattern. I've made it a bit simpler though by just working off a simple 8 inch square. I then cut a 4 inch triangle off opposite ends of the square and replaced it with white triangles made by cutting 4 inch squares and then halving them.

It was lots of fun laying out the colours on my living room floor. I think it looks like little interlocking kisses. Hence its name - Baby Kisses.

I used a total of 5 different pinks to make this (all from my existing stash)... hopefully this weekend I will get around to quilting it as the bub is due in 3 weeks!!

Have a lovely weekend with whatever creative projects you are working on!

Caity x

Thursday, 31 May 2012

T2 Baby Quilt


This week I started AND finished a quilt - always a great achievement in my books. This quilt is for a colleague at work who has recently had a little boy named Thomas - hence its name T2. It's a very simple pattern of blue, green and white squares and I was lucky enough to be able to use more of the left overs from my zig-zag/chevron quilt I made back here.

I did have to add a couple more blues, but this quilt was still made completely from my existing stash of fabrics. Oh - I lie - I did have to buy some blue gingham for the binding....

This makes a great little baby present and all up took about 5 hours to complete over a couple days which is pretty good for me.

To quilt it I just did simple straight line quilting across the squares. I don't bother marking these on the quilt - I just it by using my eye to guide me from point to point of each square. 

I also pinned this quilt before quilting this time - it seemed to work a lot better for me than hand tacking or even spray basting (which I do love but is so messy) and took a lot less time.

Caity x

Thursday, 13 October 2011

The Odd Square Quilt


Odd Squares
This is just a simple little bub quilt for a friend’s bub (born last week - welcome Astar Cate!) - it’s made up of a single pack of charm squares of ‘Hoopla’ by Moda.

To try and break away from the standard square blocks I tried to make it a little more exciting by chopping of random sized corners of each coloured block.

A few close ups of the quilting

I just love all these bright colours.

For the quilting I machine quilted ¼ inch from each seam and also diagonally across the colours blocks. I love this quilt because it’s cute, bright and perfect for a little bub lie on the floor and discover all those lovely bright colours and prints!

For the binding I used a bright green and white spot (all my binding seems to be spots at the moment - but I love them as they really reflect the modern quilting style).

The backing for this quilt is just made up of a range of yellows I already had in my stash. It shows up the quilting pattern nicely.

Can you see the Ohio quilt pattern?

Finished Dimensions: 90cm x 90cm (36" x 36")

x Caity

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Flower Garden Baby Quilt


The Finished Quilt
I’m right into working through my basket, I mean ugly plastic box of unfinished projects at the long it lasts who knows, but I'm trying to make the most of it while I can.

I started this quilt late last year with no other desire than to make something girly and while it’s certainly not as much fun as starting a new project, I do enjoy the satisfaction of finishing something!

My aim was just to try and use fabric I already had in my "stash" and make a quilt to throw over yourself when you're lying on the couch.

Unfortunately I ran out of the background white spot fabric pretty quickly which meant I had to scale back my dreams and turn it into a baby/cot quilt.

Pearl cotton quilting in pink, lemon and white

More quilting
There is no current purpose for this quilt - we do have good friends having a bub in the coming months and I'm hoping it’s a girl so I can give them this!

I loved making this quilt - as simple as it was, I think I might have to pull out all my pretty fabrics and make another one soon!

I hand quilted this quilt using pearl cotton in pastel pink and lemon and white in the floral squares and around the borders. 

For the binding I had wanted to use a pretty pink and white stripe that I had, but when I cut it up to make the binding I was short by about 20cms!!! (hate that!)

I ended up finding some yellow floral which I really love, so it worked out well in the end.

Caity x

Thursday, 26 May 2011

A Little Bit of Zig Zag Sunshine


More baby quilts! I love them for a thousand reasons....

1.     they are quick
2.     they are so cute
3.     I get to use all lovely fabrics and
4.     they are quick ;)

To make this quilt I used up a few more ‘leftover’ fabrics from my illustrious mega zig zag quilt I am making myself and is now sitting quietly neglected in my sewing cupboard.

This was really quick to make - I made the entire thing in a morning (minus the hand sewing for the binding..)

It was a gift for friends who live in North Queensland little bub so I thought a nice bright yellow and white would be lovely!

Machine quitling was simply following the zig zag pattern - efective and quick and most importantly not taxing on my brain!

Caity x