A Quilt for Ollie.

Well I was going to post this all on Flickr but man, Flickr looks crazypants these days, and I thought, who is really going to go look at all of this on Flickr? Where could I post this info? I do still have this blog…so hi there! I’m posting on my blog about a quilt I just finished. Now it may be the case that no one will come here to read the quilt details either, but at least it’s a little easier to navigate than Flickr.

Quilt for Ollie, March 2014.
A quilt for Ollie.

Finally finished Ollie’s quilt! I started this when Cathy was pregnant. The finished quilt is 39.5 inches x 50.5 inches.

I didn’t use a pattern, but this quilt was the inspiration. It is basically wonky stars and nine patch blocks, alternating. I started with 4.5 inch squares and tried to stick with a purple-green-pink-blue palette. It’s a little loud, but I think that’s perfect for a baby quilt :)

This quilt is machine bound, and I used this method where you end up with a main binding color and then a little accent color. This is probably the first machine binding I’ve ever done that I was happy with.

The backing fabric is from a set of curtains I got on clearance at Target – I cut the lining out and it was perfect!
Quilt backing! Read more about the quilt here.

I also used my machine to embroider a label.
Quilt tag

I’m super happy with how it turned out! I can’t wait to get some pictures of Miss Ollie on her quilt. :)

Comments

  1. Nic says

    Absolutely fabulous quilt. Love the white star bursts against the colourful background!

    Yes of course you still have this blog. And your audience is still here too ;-)

  2. Jen says

    Um, you are a genius to use a shower curtain! You always find the cutest fabrics. I love this to pieces. And HI I MISS YOU.

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