Friday, October 26, 2012

Joseph's quilt

My younger sister (not so) recently had a son, which meant it was time to make him a quilt.  I love baby quilts - their size makes them quick finishes.
I mostly used the tutorial from Elizabeth at Don't Call Me Betsy's Sliced Coin quilt along.  I modified it somewhat to make it baby quilt sized.
I've loved these whales since I first saw them, and when I finally saw them in person, it was over.  They came home with me just for this quilt.  I also included the Half Moon Modern polka dots, the cross-hatch from Echo, and stripes and argyle from Remix to go along with the whales.  I think it makes a cheerful combination.
Those awesome whales came back for the backing.
The stripes made a fabulous binding.
I kept the quilting simple, just some double echo quilting around the columns, with double lines in the middle of the columns and evenly spaced down the length.  One of these days I'll venture into the world of free-motion quilting, but not quite yet.

My little helper :)
Anyway, I love how cheerful the quilt is, and I hope its new little owner loves it too!
Details -
Size - 40" x 49"
Quilted by me
Baby quilt

Thanks for stopping by!  Now enjoy all the other amazing quilts!
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17 comments:

Laura said...

I LOVE the striped binding and quilting!

Verena said...

It really is cheerful! And it looks like the owner already likes it, too!

kameleonquilt said...

Lovely quilt. I'm sure the recipient appreciates the lovely colours.

Kelsey said...

So cheery!! Great job :)

CitricSugar said...

So cute and fresh! Very nice.

Kirsten said...

Fabulous baby quilt! Such bright fabrics - the whales are especially cute!

Jessica said...

I love stacked coin quilts! This is perfect for a little boy!

Sherwood family said...

I'm so excited! It's lovely and will go so well with Edwins'. I will be able to say that the kids' bedroom is decorated in 'Brynn Reese.' I have the feeling that I'm getting to be a swear word around your house lately...

Kathleen said...

Very nice. I love the colors you chose!

a maidenhair fern said...

I love coin quilts! This one is so cute. I love how you made the whale coins a little bigger. It shows off that fabric. I've got some of that in my stash, I'll have to remember our quilt and I'm thinking what to do with that fabric.

Sunshine Girl said...

Love that binding and those whales are wonderful too! Thanks for sharing. #263

Rene' said...

Great baby quilt!

Elizabeth Dackson said...

What a great Sliced Coins quilt! Love the fabrics you used, those whales are darling :) Great job!

Lorna said...

Awesome quilt! Thank you for sharing this quilt... and the awesome photos too :)

Teresa said...

This is really cute! I love how the binding looks. I'm like you in that someday I'll try free motion quilting but for now I'm sticking with the straight lines.

Lyanna L. said...

I am a sucker for striped bindings. Great job! =)

Karen said...

This is a gorgeous idea for a quilt and perfect for the whale fabric. Great gift!