Sunday, September 23, 2012

Quilt in a day

modern i-spy  baby quilt

A very good friend of mine just had a baby, so of course a baby quilt was in order!  She didn't find out what she was having ahead of time, and instead of just making a gender neutral quilt, I decided to live life on the edge and wait till the baby was born to begin the quilt.

modern i-spy  baby quilt

As the title of this post implies, this quilt was fully constructed in one day!  I have to say that is certainly a record for me, I headed down to my sewing room on Saturday morning, and started cutting, then piecing, and before I knew it, I had a quilt top!  Not that I don't love spending time with my husband, but the weekends he works are sometimes nice, as I get the entire day to do what I like, and Saturday that meant a quilty marathon.

modern i-spy  baby quilt

modern i-spy  baby quilt

As for the fabrics I used, I picked out my favorite baby friendly charms I received in an I Spy charm swap that Kati organized a few months ago, and paired them with turquoise, orange, green and grey prints I had in my stash, and added a ring of white to each block to give the eye a place to rest.  The blocks came together incredibly quick, thanks to chain piecing.

modern i-spy  baby quilt

I used a random piece of Kona Grass I found in my solids stash for the backing, and while at first I thought it was a pretty boring choice, it actually shows off the quilting quite nicely!

modern i-spy  baby quilt

I decided to step a tiny bit outside of my comfort zone and try a new (to me) FMQ design.  It actually reminds me alot of the quilting I did on my Scrappy Rainbow quilt last year so I guess its not that new, but I added intersecting lines for a sort of boxy robot feel.  I'm totally digging it, and think it really fits the design of this quilt great.


modern i-spy  baby quilt

As for the binding, I used this fun stripey Riley Blake print I found in my stash, and its the icing on the cake.  I'm a sucker for stripey bindings, and this one is certainly no exception.

modern i-spy  baby quilt

This little guy will be off to its new home tomorrow, hopefully little Tommy enjoys it as much as I do!

Quilt Stats
Quilt Name:  Modern I Spy
Quilt Pattern:  Charm squares in square in square layout
Quilt Size:  39" x 39"
Fabrics Used:  Assorted charms and prints in turquoise, greens, oranges and greys from stash with Kona White
Quilting:  Boxy free motion quilting done by me on my home machine



29 comments:

  1. You are hard core Jessica! I am so impressed!!

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  2. Wow Jess, I am thoroughly impressed! Quick work, and an awesome finished quilt. I love the boxy free motion too!

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  3. Adorable!!!! what a lovely quilt for a little boy, perfect!!!

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  4. oh, and your quilting looks amazing!

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  5. Gorgeous colors!

    Puts me to shame with my stagnant WIP that have been sitting for months...

    Maybe tomorrow LOL yea.

    MadebyMommainPA

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  6. So cute! Though I do think it's perfectly gender neutral!

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  7. Thats a sure Fab quilt, Jess! :)
    Cheers from India

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  8. I love your quilt and especially your quilting. Lucky Tommy.

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  9. I love how you have quilted this one! Great finish!

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  10. Your quilt is great. I love it! My husband works quite often on the weekend, and like you, I love spending time with him but a full day or two of sewing is wonderful!

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  11. This is so darling! What a lucky little boy!

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  12. Wow! Very fast indeed. :) It's such a cute quilt too.

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  13. Oooh, I think it looks fantastic, Jess! Love the colors :)

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  14. Looks fabulous! Your friend's baby is very lucky. I love the quilting you did.

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  15. Love the colors, the pattern, and the quilting! Beautiful job!

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  16. It looks fab, and one day?! It takes me weeks just to get to basting the things lol

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  17. That is really awesome! I love the colors you chose. They are so striking and fun. The quilting is really perfect for it. And... I sent in the fabric that is in the center square. ;)

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  18. Well done you! I can't imagine making a quilt in one day -- certainly not from my stash!

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  19. Gorgeous Jessica! WOW! ONE DAY!!!!!

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  20. Oh my gosh, it's gorgeous and in one day!! Love the fabric choices and the quilting looks so great :) Beautiful baby quilt!

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  21. I like it a lot. The colours, the quilting. I'd like to try the quilting myself someday. A quilt in one day - impossible for me. :)

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  22. What a great little quilt! You are super fast with that!

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  23. One day? Crazy! And it doesn't look like crap like most quilt in a day quilts I've seen. It's actually awesome, the total reverse of crap!

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  24. I love it! I am sure it will be well loved by the little man!

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  25. This is awesome! I love it, squares are always my favorite. We have the same taste in fabric, love the Anne kelle.

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  26. Love this! And three cheers for one day quilts!!

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