Friday, October 26, 2012

Jill's Quilt

I have been trying to get around to sharing this quilt with you guys for what, almost 3 months now? I remember sewing on the binding in the days right before I had Jill. But obviously life with a new baby means things don't necessarily happen in a timely manner. But once again, Blogger's Quilt Festival lit the proverbial fire and I got to it. Pictures are less than stellar, but here it is, the quilt I made my sweet little Jill...
jill's quilt
Zigzag quilts have always been one of my favorite designs, but I was hesitant to make one.  I know there are a few different ways to achieve the look, but for some reason mine needed to be made with HSTs. I hate trimming HSTs, but was willing to put up with it since this was for such a special person. 

I'm generally not a fan of overly girly color schemes, so Jill's room and quilt are built around yellow, pink, coral, and orange. I had so much fun choosing fabrics for this project! 
Getting the top finished actually didn't take long at all. Making big HSTs is a lot more fun than small ones! Once I had the top done, I pieced the back out of two Anna Maria Horner Folksy Flannels, but then it sat for probably a month. By that time my belly was getting pretty big and I had no desire to crawl around and baste this thing! Mom to the rescue once again. She came to stay with us a few days before I had Jill so she could help me finish a few projects. Once she got it basted, I just straight line quilted about 1/4" from the seams. 
I almost always machine-bind my quilts now, but I just had to bind this one by hand. It was nice to just relax in my chair and think about my sweet girl while I stitched. 

The Details:
Finished quilt measures 48"x64"
Pieced and Quilted by me
Fabrics: various Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets and Jewels, Cosmo Cricket Salt Air, Bonnie & Camille's Ruby, Heather Bailey Swirly Buds, Khristian Howell Woodlands, RK Modern Whimsy
Backing: AMH Folksy Flannels
Binding: Apple of My Eye Herringbone in Yellow
Best Category: Baby Quilts


32 comments:

  1. Love the extra large zig zag. What a fun quilt.

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  2. Oooh look at the bump photo!! She's so adorable and this is a beautiful quilt for a very special girl. A great entry for the BQF.

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  3. Aw! Congratulations on baby Jill! A sweet quilt! Love the not-so-girly color scheme

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  4. What a beautiful quilt for your daughter. I have a Jill too, mine is 17 now...time flies.

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  5. This is so sweet! LOVE the quilt belly pic! ;-)

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  6. So, so pretty! And I love that flannel backing. I may have become a little obsessed and stashed a ton of folksy flannel just so I can make quilts that look like this one!

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  7. It's great Toni, and I just loooooove the flannel. This orange/pink combo is really growing on me too lately. Perfect for your little sweetie!

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  8. What a beautiful bright quilt!

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  9. I really love it!!! And can I just tell you that the first quilt I made for Emma was a zigzag?? I love the fabrics you chose and the simple zig-zag quilting makes it so soft and cuddly I bet!

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  10. This one really catches the eye :-)

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  11. Gorgeous quilt and perfect choice for the festival!

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  12. Love this sweet beauty, Toni!

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  13. Very pretty!! Love the mix of fabrics you chose :)

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  14. Beautiful quilt! Congrats on the quilt AND the baby!

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  15. Beautiful quilt - love the colourful zig zags!

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  16. Very nice!! I really love your colour choices!!

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  17. Looks super soft! I'm dying to make a quilt with flannels! Did you pre-wash or no? I hear flannel shrinks a ton so wonder what your experience was.... xoxo

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  18. Oooh its lovely - I love those houses! Thanks for sharing. #263

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  19. What a great story -- thank goodness for mums!

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  20. Very pretty--I'm a big fan of zig zags and I love your colors scheme!

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  21. Such a sweet quilt!!! Love the big zig zag blocks. Congratulations on your new baby girl Jill.

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  22. fun quilt -- i am a fan of chevrons (as you can see - my quilt is a chevron one too!) Congrats on your new daughter =)

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  23. Beautiful quilt. I love the look of the zig-zags.

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  24. I love zig zag quilts and this one is just beautiful!

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  25. Generally, I am not a fan of yellow but this really works! Nice job. Jill will treasure it.

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