Friday, 28 October 2011

Ta Dah! Another Quilt...

I think that I can safely say that this is by far my favourite quilt make to date!

Peek a Boo M!
I love how fresh it looks, the colour scheme and especially the fabric! I love love love this Denyse Schmidt range of fabrics for Joann's stores (USA). I was so lucky that I had a stateside buddy who could send me some!


The pattern is one I have used in baby quilts before and is an I-Spy quilt pattern that I bought from the lovely Amy some time ago. This time I improvised a bit and instead of making the squares in the centre 3.5" I made them 2.5". I've backed the quilt in some Momo I had sat in my stash. 

This quilt seems to have taken me an age to complete and I must be honest but I do feel relieved that it is now on it's way to it's new owner! I totally lost my sewing mojo in early pregnancy and the quilt just sat half pieced for months before guilt took over and forced me to get off my ass and get this beauty finished!!

Hand embroidered label
I also made some matching bunting for the recipient's nursery too! How cute is that?


The measures approx 36" x 36" and is quilted with wonky straight lines - it's my speciality you know!!

I've also decided that this quilt will be my entry into this years Bloggers Quilt Festival, hosted as ever by the lovely Amy




Please click on the image to take you to the link up party for the festival!

If you've never entered you should as it's a great way to get oodles of inspiration, see new blogs and generate traffic to your blog too!! A win win all round I think!!

41 comments:

  1. The quilt is adorable! And so is the bunting! What a great gift idea. I love the fabrics too!

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  2. Your quilt is just precious.
    And what a little doll to hold
    it up for you! :o)

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Well done. Congrats on being pregnant too. I hadn't realised!! x

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  4. It looks great, well worth all the time, even if it was a struggle (I hate loosing my mojo on a project, it makes you feel so very guilty seeing it hanging around the sewing space begging to be completed). Great matching bunting as well. Bethx

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  5. This is fab Justine - I love it too and those fabrics are just a perfect choice for it.

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  6. This quilt is super cute Justine, what a perfect gift with the bunting too!

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  7. Very nice, some child will be carrying this around as thier "blankie", how much love it is going to get.

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  8. That's adorable Justine - I love those DS fabrics, love the quilt too. I'm a wonky straight line specialist too - all the best quilters are..

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  9. Lovely quit Justine, looks like you got that sewing mojo back!

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  10. Great quilt, I love the hand embroidered label!

    Your wonky straight lines look really good. I tried doing that on my 2nd quilt and, uh, well they are REALLY WONKY.

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  11. I LOVE this quilt. It is really pretty and my favorite kind of quilt. Squares...straight line quilting...perfect!

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  12. great idea to make bunting as well as a quilt

    love it!!

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  13. What a lovely quilt! thanks for sharing. :)

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  14. Like this a lot. Great fabrics and colors. Nice border, too. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  15. How cute! and so fresh, I absolutely love it, Justine! well done, :) And what a cute little helper you have there! Hoping all is going well with your pregnancy. Greetings from Cyprus, Valentina

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  16. such a sweet quilt with matching bunting! that's a lucky baby.

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  17. Hi Justine thanks for your comment.
    I love your quilt, in fact I've never made a square quilt, maybe this might be my next project.

    Clarexx

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  18. This is adorable and reminds me of the quilt I posted on the festival, which is an I spy quit. I love doing small quilts - so fast and easy!

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  19. It is so sweet and pretty. Love the matching bunting, too.

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  20. Very cute! Love the colors and cute lil kid size of it.

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  21. What a sweet quilt! and that first photo is adorable ;)

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  22. Beautiful quilt - has quite inspired me! Cath

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  23. Lovely quilt you must be so happy to have it finished. I have two quilts in progress and are determined that over xmas I get them finished as I started them over a year ago!!

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  24. Your quilt is gorgeous. Such a lovely gift. And the bunting is a great idea, too.

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  25. I like the DS fabrics too - so fun and your quilt is adorable. I also like the bunting you made to accent the nursery, what a great idea! =)

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  26. Love it!!! Those DS fabrics are some of my favorites and I love how you've put them to use here. And a matching bunting? sigh . . .

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  27. awwwww... that's a great quilt. the colors are so happy and fun! I like the sneaky little dachshund sewn in right by the label. too cute!

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  28. It is a gorgeous quilt Justine. Well done. I like wonky quilting lines too! I would have loved to have got hold of some of that fabric but couldn't really work out a sensible way to get some - boo hoo! Juliex

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  29. What a lovely quilt - lucky recipient!

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  30. Very cute quilt! I think the simple patterns really do show off the fun fabrics the best. I like it!

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  31. This is wonderful. I love the simplicity of it, and your hand embroidered label is just sweet. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  32. what a great baby blanket! I love I-Spy style quilts.

    ~ meagan

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  33. Love the fabric--you did a great job!

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Well hello and thanks so much for commenting! It's lovely to hear from you, Justine xx

 
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