Completed Quilts

 Mo's Basket - Made for my own bed

Date: September 2012
Size: 90"x 90"
Quilting: Pin basted, then stitched in the ditch
Pattern: Mo's Basket - with out the fancy second border
Extra Notions:  7.5 inch X-Block Ruler 
Notes: GeoDad and I picked the fabrics together for this quilt, we had hoped to find something in green/burnt orange, but nothing spoke to us. The dark teal and purples make us both happy. I started this in a class at Bear's Paw Quilts in Whitehorse, Yukon. I quickly realize the sample project was only for a twin, and I have a philosophy of Go Big or Go Home... I ordered more of the 3 fabrics and finished piecing this monster while I was getting more and more round with LB. I only had the binding to finish after he was born. 

LB's Raggy Quilt - Made for my 6 month old son

Date: March 2013
Size: 42" x 56" 
Pattern: Make it Rag Quilt for Baby by Jenae at I Can Teach My Child 
Blogged: Part 1Part 2Part 3 and Finishing Up
Notes: Making this quilt gave me warm fuzzies the whole time. It was fast and easy, and it will only get more cuddly the more it is washed. I love the colors, critters, prints and pattern. 

Wipey Box Quilt - Wedding Gift for my Brother and Sister-in-law

Quilt Front

Quilt Stats:
Date: Started June 15 and Finished August 1, 2013
Pattern: Wipey Box Quilt by Cynthia Muir from Ahhh...Quitling
Size: 56.5" x 71"Fabric: Kona Solids in Snow, Peapod, Lime, Honeydew and Brown, Free Spirit Fabrics Solids in Chocolate, Brown and Bronze Green. And Nancy Halvorsen's Cookie Dots in Brown. 
Thread: Pieced with 50wt Aurifil. Appliquéd using Sulky invisible thread. Quilted with Presencia Egytian Cotton thread in 50wt. All bobbin thread was dark brown with spool thread matching fabric on front. 
Batting: Quilter's Dream Green Batting. This batting is made of recycled pop bottles which I think is pretty neat. 
Pieced and quilted: By me on my Grandma's Husqvarna Viking Sewing machine. Quilted using a walking foot. 
Personal Touches for the happy couple: Quilting on background looks like woodgrain to honor my Brother's passion for woodworking. The bride loves polka dots (hence the stripe of brown on brown polka dots on the back). The font for their initials is called Playbill and is to acknowledge the Bride's love of acting and the theater.
Notes: This was a super fun project to put together. The only snag I ran into was accidentally getting 12 yards of double-sided fusible web instead of single-sided lightweight interfacing. It definitely slowed the process down because I had to remove the paper in the multiple steps to get the circles to stay circular. Other than that it made me really happy to be making it as a wedding gift. 

Oink-a-Doodle Moo for Baby P Quilt - Made for my best friend's new baby

Quilt Stats:
Date: Started Oct 3 and Finished Dec 31, 2013 (or really Jan 1, 2014)
Pattern:  GeoMama Original Design 
Size: 39.5" x 45"
Fabric: Oink-A-Doodle Moo by Moda Fabrics. Sashing is Henry Glass' Story Times Rhyme Yellow Dots. 
Thread: Pieced and quilted with 50wt Presencia cotton thread.  
Batting: Quilter's Dream Green Batting. This batting is made of recycled pop bottles which I think is pretty neat. 
Pieced: By me on my Grandma's Elna Sewing machine.  
Quilted: By me on my Grandma's Husqvarna Viking Sewing machine. Quilted using a walking foot, for stitch in the ditch around all the 2"squares and free motion quilted in sashing and borders.
Binding: I had lots of 2.5" squares left over when I got done making the top and backing, so I stitched them all together to make the binding. I love the pieced binding on this quilt. I also machine stitched the binding on rather than handsewing it on the back, I figured being a baby quilt it would be wise to make the edge as durable as possible.
Label: As of writing, I am undecided on label and placement. I think once the baby arrives I will add that as my final touch. 
Notes: This was my first big attempt at free motion quilting, I loved having the polka dots as a guide for spacing and turning. There is a huge difference between the first couple inches of sashing that I did and the last few. The stitches are way smoother and consistent in length, with the tension on the back getting more consistent as well. 

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