Friday, January 18, 2013

A cutesy finish

Another quilt top is done!!!  This one, as I mentioned on Wednesday is for a dear friend of mine and her third little bundle of joy.  Little Miss Hayden is a well-loved baby girl already and I wanted to give them something to show our love for her too.

So, I took Holly's Colorblock Pattern and made some adjustments.  I cut the top down from 6 horizontal strips to 5 since that's how many fabrics were in my bundle.  I also cut down the dimensions of the blocks to make the quilt a little smaller.

Then instead of adding another fabric for the vertical strip, I used a solid brown and hand-embroidered Hayden's name to add a personal touch.  I just put a layer of thin batting behind it while embroidering it to give the fabric more weight to hold the stitches.


So this morning when I went to cut away the extra batting--yep, I did it.  I cut right through the brown fabric too.  :(  Like a quarter of an inch away from the E in Elizabeth!  But rather than toss it (since I don't have enough of that brown left over and really didn't want to re-embroider the name anyway!!) I decided to just trim down both sides even and add in some extra brown.  Hopefully it won't be too noticeable.  I did some careful sewing around the E and I don't think it looks too bad.

I am considering doing different fmq stitching in each of the 5 fabric sections but I'm not sure yet.  I may just do an all-over design.  Suggestions??

This was such a quick and easy quilt top to make, I'd highly recommend it to anyone wanting a baby quilt quick.  And it was all from stash--so that makes it even better right??

Since I finished this on a Friday, I'm linking up with Amanda Jean and her Finish It Up Friday.






6 comments:

  1. yikes about slicing the brown but seems like it worked out ok! and I like the idea of different fan....maybe 1 pattern in alternating rows and another in the rest? have fun!

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  2. Very cute! I'm sure she will love it, especially having her name on it. You are pretty quick with that embroidery, too! I think using a different quilting pattern in each section sounds like a great plan!

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  3. What a cute quilt!! I love the strip with her name embroidered - so creative!!
    txjennywren.blogspot.com

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  4. This is a great pattern, isn't it? I used this pattern for my 6 year old and just extended the long strips about 8 more inches to make it just over square. I found this great super-hero directional fabric for the long focus strip and used navy, turquoise and orange for the others. It was so fun to make. I love your fabric choices too. Very pretty!

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  5. Amazing quilt, love the embroidery work!

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  6. Hi!!! I love your quilt!!! It is so pretty!!!

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