Thursday, October 25, 2012

A simple quilt

 This was a baby gift for a quilting friend.  
It was inspired  by this post by Sandra Saunders.


It was probably my second or third attempt at machine quilting it myself.  I finally learned how to install my walking foot that I got last year for Christmas and marked the lines with a water soluble marker.  It was fun to zip along ~ so smooth and no tucks!


My squares were cut at 6 1/2".
My sashing was cut at 2 1/2".
My outer border was cut at 4".


I'm glad I found the white with grey dot background fabric.
I later found out that my friend doesn't like solid white backgrounds!?!  That's kind of my "go-to" filler fabric so I'm glad I decided to mix things up this time!


A simple little homemade gift.
Perfect for snuggling with :)

21 comments:

Danielle Hudson said...

Very cute! Love those little trucks block!

Jackie said...

The title of this post is "A simple quilt". I'd say it packs a big punch though. Each of your fabric selections is absolutely perfect and I love the rick rack and binding. They're the perfect touch!

gale said...

I also prefer some kind of non-solid-white background so I love that gray dot!! Beautiful little quilt. I love the rick rack in the border.

Holli said...

Very cute baby blanket - love the colors (the background too - grey dots great choice!) and that ric-rac trim is terrific!

Cynthia said...

The quilt is really beautiful!

Cynthia said...

I think the quilt is beautiful and so is the quilting. I love the Rick rack too!

mindingmomma said...

It is adorable.

Berglind Snæland said...

So clean and beautiful!

Beverly said...

Such a sweet little quilt Amber. The background is perfect as is the large ric-rac. I know what you mean about the quilting. I am finally venturing out and doing some straight line machine quilting too. Yours looks great.

LynCC said...

It's a wonderful quilt! Love the ric-rac on the sides.

Amber said...

Mindi,

The fabric is called Stella Dot from DEARSTELLADESIGN.COM. I hope that helps!

Amber

Carla said...

Cute quilt and I love the touch of ric rac.

Thimbleanna said...

That's adorable Amber! I love the colors!

Carla said...

Simple and very sweet.

Cassie said...

That is awesome that you can quilt your own quilts. Love the fabrics and colors you've chosen. Lucky friend!

Diane said...

Super adorable quilt!

Debbie :) said...

Where did you get your fabric? All from dearstelladesign.com? I am having such a tough time finding cute fabrics like these!

Great job.

Debbie.

Debbie :) said...

I love the fabrics in this quilt! Where did you get such great fabrics?

thanks!

Dana said...

so cute! how did you do the ric rac?

Cindy said...

I think just maybe I can do this--love it much. Thanks for the info.

China Ali said...

No tutorial? I think I can figure it out, but she tutorial would be great.