Tuesday, December 01, 2009

baby filmstrip


I really like to make baby quilts. You wouldn't know it by the frequency of which I make them, but man, they are fun. You don't have to piece backing. Basting is easier. Quilting is easier. It's all good.
This little quilt is a commissioned quilt for a woman who is having her 4th daughter. As with all my quilts, I had my moments of doubt at different stages of it, but I LOVE the results. It's been awhile since I made a pink and green quilt and I was happy to discover that I still love that color combination. :)
I actually bought backing fabric for this quilt. I love this fabric so much. It's the perfect backing fabric because the stitches blend right in. I especially love how it works with the binding fabric (which came from my stash).

The quilt measures about 42" x 51".

There are brief instructions how to make it here.

Since I've been on a mission to finish up my quilting WIP's, I've been starting knitting projects instead. Thankfully, I was able to finish one of those as well, just in time to use this season.
It is a simple one skein scarf. It has ruffled ends, which is perfect, since I usually have wavy scarf ends whether the pattern calls for them or not. :)
The colors are a little dark in the photos. This is one of those scarves that will go with almost anything, so I'm sure I'll be wearing it a great deal.

Happy December!

60 comments:

Laurel H. said...

Great quilt, as always! And you can mark another one off your list now! So, that brings you down to about 17 wips? :)

Natalia said...

Very cute quilt! Thanks for sharing! :)

beth said...

I like those ruffled ends. :) And the baby quilt, of course!

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

Love the baby quilt. I do love pink and green together. My daughter has those colors in her room and it looks so cute.

So, your wip list is whittling down. It motivates me to get moving on my many projects.

Strlady said...

Love the Film strip piece. I find it interesting how the larger size (seen in your tutorial) gives the quilt another illusion. Excellent job!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Such a cute little quilt! I love making baby quilts too... they're so much less aggravating and back-breaking. I tend to hate quilts when I'm working on them because I start doubting myself, but I always end up loving them when they're finished.

Laural said...

Both look great! I love pink and green together. Well I love pink period but I also love contrast.
I love the ruffly ends on the scarf too! I knit really loosely, especially when I bind off, so I go down a needle size or two when I bind off and it usually helps.

Emily said...

I {heart} paisley!! Especially in Pink!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Such a cute quilt! Hope everything went well for Mom last night.

Jessica Christensen said...

I love pink and green too. I find I make a bunch of pink and green cards over and over for card swap. Good colors.

You're so speedy. Keep it up. I'd race you, but I know you're going to beat me. ;)

Christina said...

You are so talented! I really need to buckle down and finish all my WIP projects. I think I'm up to about 15 right now!! I get distracted too easily I guess. I LOVE your baby quilt!! I'm going to have to try that pattern, it looks so fun! (See, distracted!!!)

Jennifer said...

Your quilts are gorgeous! So inspirational!

Suzanne said...

I am so glad to hear that I am not the only one that sets a goal to finish one thing and then starts something else! love the baby quilt!

connie said...

I love your blog, and enjoy your quilt, mMy question is do you ouilt your quilt on a reg, machine or do you have a quilting machine. connie

Lauren said...

Love the cute quilt!

Ann said...

Love, love, love the scarf. You are too funny...not able to start new quilts, so you start a new knitting project!! Oh, I know the feeling!

CitricSugar said...

CUTE scarf!

Amy said...

You can never have too much pink and green! I am in the midst of knitting right now too.

amandajean said...

connie,

i quilt my quilts on a regular machine. you can read my FAQ for more on that. :)

aj

Suzanne said...

I love the pink and green!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

The pink and green quilt is adorable. I love those two colors together too. So cute and simple.

connie said...

Thanks! your quilting is so neat.

Marls said...

That quilt is so lovely.The pink and green are so good together. I sure it will be enjoyed enormously.

Owner said...

Can you post the scraf pattern. I love the ruffle detail at the end.

Clair said...

I am sure she will love the quilt you made. I think you SHOULD try to knit a sweater.

JG said...

The quilt is so bright and so cute!

I've taken out my knitting needles, too. Chilly winter is not far away and my family members will be wearing new warm knitted hats!

Whosies said...

ooo i love them both! the pink and green is very cute together. might have to try that combo some time.

Andi said...

Another lovely quilt!!!

Mama Urchin said...

You finished it and it looks great!

Tristan was showing our filmstrip quilt to some of his friends today. He thought they would like it. I though knowing that might give you a smile.

Shasta said...

It's a pretty quilt - great color combination. The scarf is nice too.

Leslie said...

the quilt is gorgeous...love the binding. i have some in my stash also. cute scarf...

Sara said...

Love that little quilt...they are so pretty and seem so much fun to make.

Like the yarn you are using in the scarf.

nettie said...

love this in a smaller size.

peaknits said...

I love, love, love the baby filmstrip - that is on my "to do" list - which seems to grow every time I visit your blog:) And that scarf is fabulous too - I wonder - do you sleep?:)

Tara said...

The scarf looks great!(As does the quilt!) I'm heading back to Julie's to finish organizing her basement tomorrow--who thought that this would be fun?

Erin said...

The pink and green quilt is absolutely beautiful - love it!

Patty said...

Very nice! How do you decide on pricing for your commission work? I find it very hard to know what to charge when someone asks for a price.

Jackie said...

Yes, baby quilts are satisfying all around! This one is very nice for a baby girl. She will love it! The scarf looks comfy. Nice job!

Thimbleanna said...

Too Cute CrazyMom! And Happy December right backatcha!!!

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Baby quilt is just gorgeous!

Is the pattern for the knitted scarf available? Would love to have it or know where to get it.

Thanks!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Great baby blanket! I love your quilts. In fact, you almost...almost inspire me to try my hand at quilting!

Corrie said...

love the colours! just gorgeous! you've really got me addicted to white in quilts!!!!!!

loving your blog as always!
Corrie:)

Lurline said...

Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Needled Mom said...

Darling quilt. I love the colors.

Linda said...

As always, your quilt is amazing! :) Like the scarf, too! I have been knitting away at some dishcloths on my knitting machine this evening. Got 7 finished!

ZippyZippy said...

Another beautiful quilt!
Thanks for sharing

Slowish Food said...

The quilt is beautiful -- the pink and green look wonderful together. And I recognize the scarf. I just made five of the same pattern for teacher gifts this year. :)

Suzanne said...

I have to find more little girls to quilt for. I love your color choices.

I found myself thinking of you while I was standing in TJMaxx yesterday with a cart full of twin flat sheets and twin duvets that were just too cute to pass up. They were so affordable that I just had to buy them. :-)

FrancisMoore said...

I love the pink and green quilt. I have made several charity baby quilts this year using this pattern.

ChicChickadee said...

That is lovely! I want to try one soon.

nicolette said...

Gorgeous quilt Amandajean! And thanks for your tutorial on the filmstrip quilt!

Betsy said...

Love the filmstrip quilt...will definitely have to try that soon.

Shanna said...

Just beautiful!! I love the colors!! Such a happy quilt :o)

live a colorful life said...

The filmstrip quilt is such a great pattern. And pink and green is a winning combination. Beautiful.

The scarf rocks too!

heather said...

LOVE the bottom of that scarf!! Very cute!!! I am REALLY wanting to start a film strip quilt but want to finish my other wips first. We'll see if I can hold out a month for the new year?????

jacquie said...

pink and green is adorable and i've always loved this pattern...i'm sure mom and baby will be thrilled!

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

Love your baby quilt, I have a baby quilt to make for a new niece. Haven't started yet but have lots of ideas floating around in my head.

Debi said...

Yes I will take that scarf in red please!

Debi

Zarina said...

I did three baby quilts last month and they are so fast.

Judy said...

You have opened up a whole new view for me with the white fabric. For some reason I was using too many fabrics in my quilts...and now look at quilting in a whole new light. HELLO WHITES.....thanks a bunch and I love your blog...check it all the time. Keep creating and thanks for sharing.