Wednesday, March 5, 2014

baby quilt for Ailey Jo

My BFF had twins! a few months ago (has it been that long?) and so I just had to make quilts for her precious babes. 

She decorated the nursery gender neutral- mostly blues. So I suggested that the quilts be the same but different- blues and coral for the girl and blues and green for the boy. 

When I saw this tutorial from the Moda Bake Shop I knew it HAD to be the one! 

I just looooove tiny squares, and this quilt features postage stamp blocks. I first saw these type blocks over on oh, fransson in this post

Of course I can't just follow a pattern. I have to make it my own. So I used the quilt tutorial for the measurements and the number of different blocks and so forth, but Elizabeth's method to sew the blocks together. Make sense? Ha!

Here is quilt #1:

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For Ailey Josephine.

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The top 6 blocks.

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The bottom 6 blocks.

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The back.

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I loooove these tiny peachy blossoms.

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And the little turtles!

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Here is the label.

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And the initial block.

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My fav non-blocky block.

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And the quilting! Oh so wonderful! I sent them off to Utah to get machine quilted. Then they got sent back to me for binding and labels and cat hair and loving. Then I sent them back to Utah to their forever home!

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I used the rest of the blues to make the binding. I kinda like random scrappy binding.

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