Sunday, January 23, 2011

Latest Obsession

Do you remember my lofty goal in December to make two quilts for the girls to open on Christmas morning? Hip hip hooray I did finish them and have now become addicted to quilting. I mean really, what is not to love? I get to use a smorgasbord of pretty fabric and also catch up on a few movies I've been meaning to see (for about a year now!)
Yay for projects that don't require my full attention!
I'm sure this phase will last all of 2 more months, but I've had fun this past month working on another one for a very special little boy due in March.

I pieced the front together using 4" squares from my fabric stash.

The backing was some cute brown and white polka dot fabric from good old Hobby Lobby.


These are some helpful tutorials I used to put the quilt together. As much as I love the stippled look, I wasn't brave enough to try it, nor did I have the walking foot for my sewing machine, so I just used a technique called stitch the ditch.

And I also used these two tutorial to make the binding and then sew the binding to the quilt:


I love how this little patchwork quilt turned out (way more so than the circle quilts) so I think I may have to make another one for the girls. Quilting appears a lot more intimidating than it really is. If you are interested in making one, I would definitely check out the tutorials. They were very helpful and easy to follow! ;)


  1. I came across your blog through Life as a Thrifter. Your quilt turned out super cute!! Such a small world...I know Joey Delaney from Clemson. Please tell him Amy (Caudle) Lack said hey.