Jumping into the New Wave {Quilt}

She had to jump in the pic ;)

Well, I’ve gone done and did it. I have entered the quilting world. It was only a matter of time really. I have done a small one from my daughter’s baby clothes (like 3 years ago) and have dabbled a bit with quilt squares and all, so it was time for a full size quilt.

Fun binding

I used this pattern from Oh, Fransson! Her quilts are amazing. I’ve followed her blog for a while hoping to pick up some quilting motivation and it finally worked :) And really, I had to make one for my daughter because I’m almost done with one for the baby too and I wanted each to have one. I found all of the fabrics at JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby.

It was a real easy sew. I even enjoyed using all of my quilting stuff I had received from Fiskars a while back. It was like a fun challenge to get it cut as perfect as possible. Now, I didn’t get all of the rows lined up quite perfect, but being pregnant and trying to crawl around on the floor and do all that was a bit difficult so I didn’t worry too much about it.

Happy with her new quilt

I learned a lot about fabrics during this process as well. I had bought two that were flimsier than the others and it proved to make the process more difficult. They would get out of shape really fast and were my main problem where the unevenness came into play. From now on I will only buy good solid quilt cottons.

New Wave Quilt

I did straight line quilting following the angles like many others who have made this did. I’m not quite ready to try free motion quilting and all of that yet.

Close Up

I also used a bed sheet from Target for the back and no batting so it’s more of a summer quilt. It’s just really not cold enough in Florida to make a heavier quilt. We hardly use more than a sheet at night and I didn’t want my daughter getting all sweaty.

The back

I used leftovers to make the binding and machine stitched it. Here is a little tutorial from Red Pepper Quilts on that. Mine didn’t come out so pretty up close, so I think I’ll try hand stitching next time.

It's so snuggly

And that’s it! I’m so happy with it. I’m thinking of making some quilts for Christmas presents this year now. It’s always fun to try something and I’m very glad I did.
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Comments

  1. says

    I love Oh Frannson’s patterns and blog =) I had dabbled in quilting before, but really, learned all of the good techniques from her.
    Love the colors! =)

  2. says

    lovely! if you ever find an irresistible fabric to quilt with that isn’t precisely up to snuff you can always fuse it to a more substantial one and it will work fine (that is what you have to do if you want to make a t-shirt quilt for instance)

    but tip aside – I love the quilt :-)

  3. says

    very pretty. Glad you tried it, once you make one, your confidence really goes up and you see that many of the ‘harder’ looking quilts are not that hard when you break it down. I also always think hand sewing the binding looks best. Nice work.

  4. says

    Wow, what an amazing quilt! I bet your daughter will cherish that her whole life!
    ps. I posted a link to this post on my blog (it inspired me to think about sewing for our little girl on the way).

  5. says

    Love your forray into quilts! You might have read I got me a full time job working for a darling quilt shop, (see my last 2 posts!) And yes there is a difference between good quality fabric and the cheap stuff! I would love it if you put a linky up to it on my REap What You Sew linky party, closes in a few hours…thanks!!!
    San at http://the4rsramblings.blogspot.com

  6. says

    Awww, you did a wonderful job hun! Welcome to your newest addiction!! I’m in the middle of my 2nd quilt and have been waiting for my new sewing machine before quilting it. I think yours turned out so lovely! Great job!

  7. says

    Okay…that quilt is KILLING me. It is perfect! I adore the lines of it and the fabric you chose. Wonderful job. I would be prancing around showing that puppy off to whomever might care (or not care) if I had made it. :)
    Just found your blog via a friend (Andrea @ Worley House) and I’m loving all of the creative ideas!

  8. says

    our quilt turned out amazing! I fell in love with it the day you posted it and I keep looking back to it for inspiration for a quilt I want to do for my daughter’s room. (She and Miss E. are pretty close in age!) I’ve been a follower of yours for a long time and I just wanted to say thank you again for all the inspiration you give your readers!! I shared your quilt today on my blog and I would love for you to stop by sometime!

    http://jroxdesigns.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/modern-quilts-inspiration-wednesdays/

    Amber

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