This darling quilt hasn't hit my Etsy site yet, as I am waiting to see if I can accomplish the task of finishing another baby quilt this week. Babies, babies everywhere! I am friends with no less than five couples who are all pregnant and due within the next six months, and there are probably some that I don't know about yet!
This quilt is approximately 36" x 46" and has been machine pieced and machine quilted. I machine sew all the bindings on baby quilts, so that they are more durable.
Closeup of the focus fabric and the machine quilting. I am very happy with the contrast of the red and yellow on this quilt. The blue is quilted with blue thread, for a much more subtle look.
So there is this lovely little online quilt festival that is being hosted by Amy at Park City Girl, and I love showing off this quilt, so what better chance than this?
Presenting: Under Cover of Night
This quilt was created as part of a Block of the Month challenge, and I added my own blocks to it to make a nearly queen-size quilt, the largest I've made to date. The smaller blocks above and below the center star contain blocks that represent the life path I traveled to meet my husband.
The background fabric of each block is a nighttime star field, hence the name. Plus, we're both space nuts, so the theme seemed appropriate.
Each main block was quilted with an astrological symbol. This was also a learning quilt for me- I had just purchased my long-arm quilting machine & frame, and through trial and error learned what I can and cannot do with it.
Even the label has meaning: This quilt was a gift to my husband, started when we had just started dating. The dwarf and elf in the label represent our characters from World of Warcraft, which is how we met (so corny, I know).
This 14-3/4 by 12-1/4 inch mini-quilt is made with 100% cotton quilting fabric & batting, with a Therma-Flec heat resistant fabric backing. It's the right size to use as a trivet for your larger serving dishes.
This darling 35" x 35" baby/lap quilt is made of 100% cotton flannel, machine pieced in a log cabin block, and machine quilted in a meandering design. The binding has been machine stiched for for added durability.
Make a new mom's day with this as a baby gift. She'll get a lot of use out of it as a lap quilt, and as the baby gets older, mom can use it in her crib.
The entire quilt is pastels: the front is lavenders and pinks with beige, and has an adorable pink 'fat cat' border. The back is a white princess print with castles, dancing princesses, and ballet sippers, perfect for your little princess.
This quilt has been pre-washed in dye- and perfume-free environmentally safe detergent to give it extra softness and an heirloom feel.
Like many other folks, I learned to sew from my mother and grandmother, around the age of seven or eight. I have been making outfits to wear since I was about 9.
In the fall of 2001, I became addicted to quilting, and nearly every new baby in the family has gotten a handmade quilt since. I also enjoy cross-stitch and frequently incorporate it into small quilted wall hangings.
My arsenal of machines includes a Pfaff Varimatic 6091 sewing machine, a Husquevarna Huskylock 905 serger, a Pfaff Hobby1200 GrandQuilter quilting machine (in a NewJoy Gold quilting frame), and the most recent addition, a Pfaff Creativ 1475CD sewing machine.
My eight year-old daughter has also joined the 'fray' on her own machine, a Janome SewMini (this is a real machine, folks, not a Toys'r Us special!), and completed her own first quilt in December of 2008. She has since graduated to using my Pfaff 6091!
Occasionally, I can be found making renaissance garb and fantastical costumes as well as semi-precious stone jewelry.
I have 3 cats & 2 dogs that are always willing to help 'supervise' and always put in their .04.
I am always willing to talk to you about a custom order quilt or jewelry, so please email me! Check out my Etsy shop at http://cattailsquilts.etsy.com