Monday, 5 November 2012

Bunting Quilt

Do you ever feel like the project you're working on isn't going to turn out?  I have the tendency to think this about almost ALL of the projects that I work on, and for me it leads to, "hmm...maybe I'll start something else and come back to this later."  I do it all the time!

So, when I felt that familiar feeling coming back I fought the urge to give up and pressed on!  I'm loving the result...
Fabrics - Denyse Schmidt ~ Flower & Dot in Turquoise Flower & Dot in Green,
Michael Miller ~ Groovy Guitar in Lime
Inspiration from Knotty Bits
The quilt backing is a fleece gingham that is ever-so-soft and hug-able...I have to admit, I almost took a nap on it!  :)
yup...that's two pairs of legs behind that quilt!  :)
finished dimensions: 40"x 49.5"
Once the quilt top was completed I felt like it needed some more warm colours - red/orange/yellow.  I didn't have quite enough of Denyse Schmidt's Seedpod in Turquoise so I supplemented with the Turquoise Dots and Stripes from Piece O' Cake Designs for Robert Kaufman.  

quilt binding Seedpod Stripe in Turquoise and Turquoise Dots and Stripes 

I knew from the beginning that I wanted to straight-line quilt this baby, and I really love the result.  There's something about straight lines that registers with me...maybe I have a little bidda ocd?  Thank you, painters tape!

My spool got dangerously thin while I was quilting this one...oh dear!
 I decided to machine bind this quilt using the zigzag binding method even though the first time I attempted this method the results were not even close to acceptable!  This time I took my time (that's the key, folks!) and it turned out wonderfully! It was much faster than hand-binding and I love the result.  If you're interested in trying it out for yourself, check out this tutorial!

zigzag binding - quilt front

zigzag binding - quilt back

 I gifted this one on Saturday to a friend who's having her first baby in a few weeks.  To be honest, it was hard to part with but the side of me that LOVES giving things away won that war!  :)



  1. What a cute quilt design! Minimal is so good. Congrats on pushing through =). And, thanks for linking to my tutorial!

  2. Hey, it turned out really nice. :D Love how the flags stand out on that pretty blue.

  3. Love how it turned out. ...and yes I know about being in the middle of wondering how a quilt will turn out, as I'm in one myself. :)

  4. This is such a cute quilt!! I love it!!!


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