Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Finished baby quilt

Finished!  I have to say, second to picking my fabrics, the actual quilting is my favorite favorite part of the quilting process, but this really gave me a run for my money!  Lately I've been using my thread that I use for embroidery to do my free motion quilt (I know its polyester, but I like the look, with just the little shine it makes it stand out a little against the fabrics).  I was trying to use this pale green, and my machine was not having it!  It kept skipping stitches and making a mess of things.  At my wits end, and after trying everthing I could possibly think of I just tried switching spools to a different color, and voila, it worked like a charm!  No skipped stitches, so I'm not sure what that was all about.
I just can't get enough of those whales!  I know I mentioned prevously, but they are from the Ann Kelle line Urban Zoologie, along with some prints from her Remix line.  The dots are Robert Kauffman (along with the binding) and the solid brown is Kona chocolate. 



The finished quilt measures 40 inches x 40 inches and is from Oh Fransson's Simple Modern Baby Quilt pattern. 

I did a pieced back, that I couldn't be more pleased with!

 

Unfortunately I used up most of the yard of my uber cute whale fabric by using it on the back, but I love it.  It's definitly on my list to order more of with my next fabric purchase!  When I was piecing my blocks I made a few extras knowing that I wanted to piece some of them into the back, they are sashed with Kona Snow. 



I get to hang onto this one a little longer, my coworker requested that I embroider the baby's name on it once he's born, but this quilt will certainly be hard to part with!  (Oh, Dolly, my machine is the Brother SE 350, you had asked a while back and I just remembered I never answered you!  Its the entry level embroidery machine, does a wonderful job, but the downside is you can only embroider 10cm at a time and then have to rehoop or reposition the larger loop for additional space.)

I've decided that I'm keeping the hexagon quilt.  I just can't part with it :)  This means I need to start a quilt that I actually will be giving my mother in law for Christmas...I'm leaning towards starting a Value quilt using the tutorial by Katie at sewkatiedid.  1. I've built up a good bit of a fabric stash that I think have enough different fabrics to make this work, 2. I love working with half square triangles and 3. This quilt looks beatiful!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica

24 comments:

  1. The quilt turned out beautifully! I really like the green thread you used to quilt it. The back is darn near as pretty as the front. Of course, using the cute whale fabric was a bonus.

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  2. Okay, now, where do I start?

    I love this newest quilt.....so flat, and rich and gorgeous, and you put the whales on the back to enjoy the print, and the Kona Snow makes the blocks look even more gorgeous, if possible. I love the argyle print......that's MY favorite !

    Thanks for the info on the embroidery. I have a little metric ruler here on my computer desk because I'm so used to measuring everything in inches, and then I read "cm" and can't picture it. So how many letters are within 10 cm.....of the size YOU usually use on these projects? Is that like 3 letters, and then you rehoop or move over? Can you adjust the size of your letters.......I bet you can, right?

    And WHERE are you finding all these new followers.......YOU GO, GIRL !

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  3. I love how this quilt turned out. The color palette is beautiful. I'm on a strict fabric diet, but as soon as I can binge, I'll have to pick up some fabrics in similar colors. So cute!

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  4. this little quilt is adorable. what a lucky baby!!! i can understand not wanting to give away your hex quilt it is so pretty. i love your idea for the christmas present.

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  5. That whale fabric is AWESOME! I love the colors of your quilt!

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  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt. I've been looking for fabric and saw that cute print. Thanks for the link to the quilt patterns. I can't wait to see what you make next.

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  7. Oh My Word! I love, love this quilt!! The colors are just beautiful and perfect for a little baby. I know that baby and mom will be thrilled with it. Thank you for sharing. Now, I'm off to hunt down some of that fabric. :)

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  8. Jessica, this quilt is gorgeous! Super cute fabrics. I like the quilting thread and free motion quilting design. I can see why this will be a hard one to part with! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Nice work! Funny, I had that skipping stitch thing happen, too, and it also resolved when just changing spools...very strange!

    Visiting from amylouwho :-)

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  10. SO Cute! I love this little quilt. The polka dot binding is awesome, and Iove the pieced back!

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  11. very cute!!! I'm also so in love with the whales!!

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  12. All of those fabrics work so well together! Those little whales are the cutest! Love it!

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  13. Oh that whale print is SO cute! And the green argyle... be still my heart. Love this quilt, it's going to be a great gift.

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  14. Very cute baby quilt!!! Great finish!!

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  15. That is a great baby quilt. Yep that whale fabric is gorgeous. The backing does look great. I love a pieced back.

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  16. Jessica...I love your blog! It's always so bright and cheery when I visit. The quilt is beautiful. If I had your talent, I'd be quilting every day. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday! :o)

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  17. Oh, I LOVE this! And I can't decide if I like the front better or the back!

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  18. Really fun quilt! I love the whales and the bold pattern.

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  19. How utterly adorable! I love the whales and the argyle!

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  20. Lovely and so fun. I can see why you like those whales so much.

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  21. The quilt is so beautiful and so are the back of the quilt. I love your color scale.

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  22. adorable! I love that argyle print! And the little whales. It's nice that it's getting easier to find cute boy fabrics.

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