Friday, February 24, 2012

My daughter's latest quilt

I have loved this quilt since it was a stack of fabrics.

I love the colors, I love the designs in the fabrics, I love the pattern I chose to use, and I love the hand quilting. All over blogland, the quilting thread of choice is pearl cotton size 8, but I can't seem to find any in my stores, other than a few neutral colors. Hobby Lobby had some nice crochet thread in size 20 that matched the blue in this quilt and I decided to try it. I'm really glad I did, because I think it made this quilt. I tried to machine quilt it in white, but that was nothing but boring.

I knew it would all but disappear on the blue

I like it just fine on the green and pink

But I LOVE it on the orange

The back was pieced. I thought I'd have enough of the word fabric, but it ended up being a few inches too narrow and too short. The cross shape on the back wasn't planned from the beginning, but was just a happy accident.

The binding is stripped and very colorful, which is right up my daughter's alley.

But the real shot we need of this quilt is this

Because if I know my daughter, that's how it's going to look most of the time.

As long as we keep it away from this dog

we'll be ok. Very innocent looking, isn't she? I could do something about that cold leather couch - if she could be trusted.

I'm linking this up to Crazy Mom Quilts for her Finish it up Friday series. Don't you love that rug? I think we need a tutorial on that.


  1. Well I think it's a fine quilt!

    Love the dog-lol!

  2. That is just too cute. I really like the simplicity of the hand-quilting you did. Good job!

  3. Sweet! You are right the hand quilting in the blue is just perfect. How did the crochet thread needle through the fabric and batting?

    Nice job :0), I hope she loves it and the dog leaves it alone!

    Happy sewing

  4. Kim, the crochet thread worked just fine. It was size 20, which is obviously much larger than regular hand quilting thread, but I couldn't tell a difference in terms of how hard it was to pull through the fabric. Felt the same to me.

    So far so good, but 4-year-olds are always much more excited about new things on the first day:)

  5. I love, love, love the colors and the back is so cute. Nice work.

  6. So bright and cheerful... I love it! Have to agree with the picture of it piled on the floor. LoL That's where all of my daughter's quilts end up, too. And she still begs for more! Great job! :o)

  7. Lovely quilt = great finish!!
    The dog does look sweet and innocent, but then, don't we all when we're asleep ...

  8. So cute and I love those stripes!