Right before we left Texas, and really, it was like the day before we left, I was packing all my fabric and my half-finished projects from the summer into a bucket, and I decided that this pretty quilt top would be much more fun to pack as a finished quilt instead of just a flimsy top. So I hunkered down and dug through my half-packed bucket for a good backing, the batting, and some binding fabric and went to town.
The backing fabric is an adorable print I found at Jo-Ann’s, and the assortment of fabrics from the quilt blocks were a gift from my sisters for my birthday! Smart girls, getting me fabric :) My husband is still a little slow on picking up on the easiest gift for me EVER. Anyway, it all came together really fast because I made the baby size… much faster to quilt and bind in small sizes than large sizes! It felt so good to finish this and have it be pretty much the most adorable thing I’ve beheld in a while. It made me wish my baby was a baby again, but it is hers anyway now, big toddler or not.
The quilt pattern is called Tumble from my newest sewing book acquisition, Growing Up Modern (affiliate link) by Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew. DUDE, I can’t wait to go through the book and sew each quilt/project- and there are 16 of them, so I have plenty to keep me busy. They are simple, really cute, and well-written. There are plenty of awesome beginner projects in the book, I’ll probably use a few of them when I help people learn how to quilt. I often buy quilt patterns because it takes the math out of quilt-making for me. I’m terrible at math. Anyway, this book was around $18, and had 16 patterns. That is an AMAZING deal on patterns, which is why I bought the book in the first place. Plus, I love everything Allison does so of course I want to have her book!!
I got my book on Amazon, and since I’m an affiliate, I’ll shamelessly include a link for you too (the Kindle version is on the right, only $9.99 right now):
So, after a hiatus of several months without making any quilts, I pumped out two in one week. Well, minus piecing all the blocks for the boy quilt. It felt SOOOO good. I love sewing up quilts. It is very satisfying!
I’ve got unpacking to do, and creative ideas to work on, so I’ll catch you later!