Tuesday, March 29, 2011

storytime baby quilt

You've seen bits and pieces of this quilt already.  I really like how it turned out.  There's no question that this quilt will go to a little girl.  My own daughter has begged me not to let it go, I promised her I'd make another one.
Inspiration for this quilt came from several places, I guess I did a mashup of these two quilts.
 I LOVED the quilting on this quilt, and had to try it. 
I did concentric circles, but soon realized a spiral would've had the same effect without the stopping and starting.
the heart backing reminds me of those rainbow heart bracelets we used to have as kids.
and the binding, it reminds me of fruit stripe gum.

both the backing and binding fabric are from Robert Kaufman's Remix line.

54 comments:

  1. Oh it is stunning- so perfect with that pink! What color pink is it? Kona?

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  2. Stunning pink and I love the quilting. Thanks for sharing.
    cindy

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  3. Beautiful!! Love how you've quilted this and those rounded corners.
    I need more girls to sew for that pink makes me very happy.

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  4. Love love love! I can see why your daughter wants to keep it!

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  5. This is awesome--such a great quilt for a girl!!!

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  6. Super, super, super cute. Everything about it!

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  7. Very nice! I've been loving quilts with a big solid space.

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  8. I absolutely love it!! The binding just ties it all together.

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  9. OMG FANTASTIC! i LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

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  10. I love the remix line. So much of it reminds me of my childhood.

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  12. It's stunning, and I love the circle quilting,I really want to try it but I'm so nervous!

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  13. The pink background with that binding is too sweet for words! I love it!!

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  14. Beautiful. the binding adds a nice touch.

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  15. Beautiful!! I especially love the binding.

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  16. Funny. I have a similar stripe fabric that always reminds me of Juicy Stripe gum that I have used for a binding.

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  17. How fun - reminds me of childhood! So cute! Love how it's not perfectly centered too. The pink is a fun fabric too. Loved your binding tutorial too. Stripes ROCK!! Jenn

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  18. Beautiful quilt. Any little girl would be lucky to have it! Great job!

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  19. This is so beautiful. The binding makes me swoon!

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  20. what a gorgeous!!! quilt, love love love it!

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  21. Love the rounded corners & the binding makes a perfect frame!

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  22. uhh...you are brilliant. sheesh! i choose this one (if there are 2 still on the table).

    :)

    i just got my sewing machine out for the FIRST time ever this past week (sat in the closet in the box for 9 months ... too scared to dive into it)

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  23. So pretty and fun - love it!

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  24. OH my goodness! What DON'T I like about this quilt!? You can't possibly give it away! ...and the quilting doesn't look remotely possible to do.

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  25. What a great idea! The stripes make for really interesting binding too.

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  26. ohh i love it!! I absolutely love the little pictures... soooo gorgeous! xx

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  27. totally stunning! i love all the fun colors and the ann kelle fabric is perfect. :)

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  28. It's beautiful! I adore how the prints are offset on that luscious pink. And I adore the striped binding fabric - perfect. I would have a hard time giving up this one too.

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  29. absolutely darling! love that binding!!

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  30. That is SOOOO cute! So cheerful and happy!

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  31. This quilt is adorable. What a great way to get characters in a quilt without going overboard. I really like it.

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  32. I adore this sweet quilt! How fabulous!! The binding is just perfect for it too! Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Hana
    the MomTog Diaries

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  33. gorgeous!!! thank you so much for sharing! Is that Kona Baby Pink? Would you please mind letting me know?

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  34. what a cute quilt! I love all the little prints! Good work!

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  35. This has to be my favorite binding of all time!

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  36. I was stuck on how to quilt a disappearing 9 patch quilt I'd made for a fundraiser at our school. Then I saw this beautiful work of yours. Perfect! I used your idea of a giant spiral...thanks for the inspiration.
    Lee Ann

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  37. Oh, it's so sweet. It's perfect for a little girl. You did a wonderful job.

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  38. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quilt! You are a genius!

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  39. Just loving the vibe of this quilt. Very inspirational...

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  40. I have never made a quilt before and I just know this will be my first! I will copy the whole damn thing except switch out pink for blue. This just has to be my littlest boys quilt.

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  41. very lovely looking quilt!! really nice, I'd never can made nothing like this

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  42. was it hard to bind a big spiral? I'd love to do that on a quilt, my grandma thought too hard, but I think it's really pretty!

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  43. hi laurel, Binding it wasn't a problem, and this quilt was really small. But I did a spiral on a larger quilt and actually quilting it was a pretty big pain @ the beginning when you are shifting the quilt through your sewing machine arm.

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