Sunday, January 2, 2011

First Finish of the Year

This quilt represents several firsts. It is, obviously, the first quilt of 2011 for me, but it is also my first stash quilt. That's right, I did not buy any fabric to make this quilt! I think that justifies the closet of fabric I am amassing, right? Seriously though, it was very fun just to pull out my bins and put some things together to make this baby quilt. It was also my first time making Elizabeth Hartman's Charmed Squares Baby Quilt pattern. Super quick and easy, and I love the clean, modern look. To make the quilt more unique, I pieced the back. It is inspired by the improv word quilts popping up these days. I like that the back could also be the front.

There are a mix of fabrics here: Amy Butler's Belle, Cosmo Cricket, Mezzanine, and two I'm not sure what.
At 32 x 48 inches it is the perfect size for a baby, and I think the colors and fabrics would work equally well for a boy or girl.
You can find this quilt in my shop.

9 comments:

punkin said...

Love it!!!! And I love that words on the back! I want one!

Marg said...

Love the colours and the improv words are so cute too.

felicity said...

Have filed this away on my mental "must make" list - LOVE the improv word on the back.

Trisha said...

Great quilt! I love the extra touch of the free pieced letters on the back. Congrats on your first finish of the New Year!

pioneervalleygirl said...

Congrats! The quilt is cute -- and so satisfying to sew totally from the stash

Katie B. said...

So cute! Love the word on the back.

Amy said...

Sweet! I too love the word on the back.

ModernDayMama said...

Your idea for the back of this quilt is fabulous!!! I can't wait to try it out on a baby quilt I'm getting ready to make.

Ashley Gillett said...

This quilt is beautifully done! The craftsmanship is impeccable.