Wednesday, May 12, 2010

three of a kind


This little quilt is all about using hoarded fabric and celebrating my little girl at the same time.

She certainly doesn't need another "baby" quilt, but I figured why not? I have one girl and I might as well get all the enjoyment of sewing for her while she is still little. I had this lovely Heather Ross fabric in my stash that NEEDED to see the light of day.
I didn't want to chop it up into bits, so I simply sewed 3 1/2 yard pieces together for the top and stippled it. She's already using it and dragging it around the house.
Hurray for well loved quilts!

79 comments:

Jeannette said...

It is so sweet and you are right they are only little so long, enjoy!

Mama Urchin said...

and hooray for quick quilts too!

Ashley said...

aw, so cute! that fabric is so fabulous! and I'm loving that striped binding too! :)

why not sew? said...

Supercute!

Jane said...

So cute! And so very nice to have you posting again!

Andi said...

Everyone needs a new baby quilt!!!
Love the simplicity of this one.
Sometimes you have to wonder why we cut such beautiful fabrics into such tiny little pieces.
Andi :-)

live a colorful life said...

Hurray indeed...!

Patti said...

What a fabulous idea using the larger sizes. I'll have to try it!!
Your quilt is adorable!!

angela said...

I love it! And hurray for using those hoarded fabrics. I'm getting better at it. Your nine-patch along got me started on cutting, and now I hardly flinch at all :)

Deb said...

I 100% agree, you can never have too many quilts according to my kids who have at least 5 each! I just made a bright quilt out of large strips of fabric and Mr 8 called it a "Cheer me up quilt" and claimed it as his own! Don't you just love a quilt that gets used to bits?

PunkiePie said...

What a great idea for fabric you would hate to cut into. I'll have to remember that!

nettie said...

i love how simple this is, and there is nothing better than a well loved quilt.

Rene' said...

No one can ever have too many quilts ;-) Wouldn't we all like to have just one more? I love how you used those cute fabrics without chopping them up. Very sweet!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Enjoy your girl while you can. Take it from me, they grow up way too fast.

allsewnup said...

So sweet.

Carolyn

Blue Is Bleu said...

It's so lovely in its simplicity. One can never have too many quilts :) hehe

Tonya said...

It is so sweet. I agree you can never have enough quilts. I also have some HR lightning bugs that needs to see the light of day. I just can't figure out how to use it and make the most of the fabric. I love the striped binding.

Tara said...

Adorable and simple--what could be better? So happy you're back!!

Regi said...

Awww how sweet!!

Ariane said...

It's beautiful!!

NanaKaren said...

Oh, this is very pretty! Great way to make use of the fabrics.

Your daughter must love it!

Terriaw said...

I have been hoarding my pink camper fabric too! I love how you used it in this quilt for your sweet one. Looks so cozy all stippled and bound in candy stripes.

Kathy said...

What a wonderful idea for a quick and easy quilt!

Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama said...

Beautiful! I am sooooo happy to see you back again =)

Leslie said...

this is adorable...i love when the little ones really love a blanket, as she clearly does

Suzanne said...

The best part about using hoarded fabric is seeing it used and enjoyed by someone else.

Chase said...

i am thinking that i need to make another quilt for my only girl/child now. even she has more than many..
love your new quilt.

Bonnie said...

Hooray that you are back! I just can't say that enough. I love how simple this little quilt is. My 2 girls have yet to receive quilts from mama because I just can never find the time, I think I'm going to follow your lead and take a few 1/2 yard pieces of my favourite, hoarded, fabric and make one for them.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Indeed! And The Monster has been throwing them off the bed of late. Sigh.

Ruthie said...

What a great idea and I lOVE the binding fabric.

Brooke said...

I have a tendency to over-sew for my two year old little girl. My three older kids find this a terrible injustice, but I can't help it. There's something about making a little girl blanket that is simply irresistable!

Polka Dot Daze said...

A little girl can never have enough heirlooms!
You never know how many children and grandchildren she will want to share them with :)

Shawn said...

I know how you feel sometimes it is so hard to "chop". Great idea for a well loved quilt, plus you get to see a lot more of the Heather Ross fabric than if it was folded away inn your stash!

Sarah Craig said...

What a beautiful quilt, and a a great way to use fabrics that are too pretty (or large-printed) to cut!!

Nichole said...

hooray is right! i really like the simplicity of the quilt and that it doesn't take away from the pretty fabrics.

Lisa H. said...

Totally sweeeeet! I'm so happy that you're back to blogging. (I'm a newish quilter that discovered your blog right before you stopped blogging!) Your tutorials are terrific and your gallery of finished quilts is so inspiring!

Kelly O. said...

you always inspire me to just do it!
thanks.

molly said...

that first sentence just plain made me smile!

Rebekah said...

cute and simple! I love the colors you used.

Doris said...

Awwww....love the backing fabric, too! I think I have some of that in my stash.

Roxanne said...

Very cute! I have that Heather Ross fabric in my stash too. I love and can't bear to cut into it!

AnnieO said...

Very sweet! That's what I want for all my quilts: dragging around and being well used until they wear out! I don't think I could ever make a big quilt that's just for looks :)

Also, that's a great idea for a super fast charity quilt.

Katherine said...

Sweet and simple. Super cute with that candy colour stripey fabric for the binding. Yum!

Jacque said...

Very nice!!! So cute, reminds me of ice cream. Love it. I also LOVE that you are back!!! I am a faily new quilter but have been reading your quilt for about two years. And was so sad that you were done in Jan. Thanks!!!

beth said...

Enjoy making those quilts while your little girl is young...although I will say, my big girls still like for me to make quilts, aprons and whatnot for them STILL. Yeah! for little and big girls!

Rita said...

So beautiful! Glad to see you back!

heather said...

loved quilts are the best! very cute!!!!

Alia said...

Yay!! Good for you! They grow up so quickly! I just had my first teen party last night for my girl's 14th bday! It is lovely, the quilt!

peaknits said...

Hoarded Heather Ross spent wisely!:) What a special lovie!

Laura said...

Yay for fabric from your stash seeing the light of day! And in such a very well loved quilt, too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Yup, they are only little once and better that your sweetie love it rather than give it away! It's perfect.

Oriental Rug Cleaning said...

Your daughter will surely love every piece of it. Imagine how she would adore this lovely quilt. Good job!

American Quilter's Society said...

This beautiful quilt will give your daughter comfort for a while! I'm sure she enjoys it! It's great. Good job.

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Lisa said...

Very good idea, and yours turned out so cute! Some fabrics are better not cut up so small; and I'm thinking this would be good for cleaning up some of my stash quickly- maybe even doll size using fat quarters!?!

Genie Robinson said...

Your fabric selection is delicious, and I really like the way the striped binding sets it off. Isn’t it fun having a little girl? Mine turned 47 on the 10th, and I am still sewing goodies for her. The fun just goes on and on. Hugs, Genie

Andrea, the little collector said...

Don't know what made me peek here tonight...but here you are! Welcome back quilting lady. You're joining V in MN right? Well, look forward to meeting you there!

Happy quilting and blogging and welcome back!

p.s. Love that little bright 49-patch from mother's day. Scrumptious!

Debbie said...

Just did a google search for quilt alongs and was soooooo happy to open and find you again. I can feel inspiration happening to me again. So glad to have you back.
Debbie in Wisconsin

Deborah said...

Simple quilt, sweet baby, talented mom.

*karendianne. said...

awwww. This sure does make a gal happy.

Linda said...

I almost missed the precious little one sleeping with her favorite thumb in her mouth! Quilts are a great synonym for love!

Clair said...

Fun for little A.

Staci said...

Just discovered you are back! Yea!! Welcome back!

nicolette said...

Simple but oh so sweet!

What better compliment for your quilt could you get than your little girl loving it and dragging it around the house!

Margarida said...

This is so sweet :-)I do really love it!

Ann said...

Sweet! I only have one girl too, and she's 13 now... she still wants me to make little baby quilts for her! In fact I think they're her favourite.
Ann ♥

Kimberley said...

I just realized you are back and I couldn't be more pleased. Welcome back!

Jan said...

That is so pretty. I have also done that for some baby quilts sewed 3 1/2 yards together and they look fine too.

WHATUPDUCK said...

LOVE the fabric!

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Lisa E. said...

I am so glad to see you back. The world of quilt blogs was a lonelier place without your contribution! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Siddis-in-houston said...

Lovely! Sure they grow so fast, I do not know where the last 17 months are gone....

Diane said...

Just discovered you were blogging again! So exciting..I have missed seeing your beautiful quilts...flickr did not do them just without your writing. Welcome Back and thanks for sharing!

Anna said...

yay! just realized you were back to blogging.

such a sweet quilt, I'm sure your daughter loves it

Kendra said...

I only have one daughter as well, and she gets lots of quilts. It's so fun to sew for little girls. Everytime I go to the fabric store I see more fabrics thatI want to make quilts for her from. I love the one you made your sweet daughter...Inspiration! Uh oh I feel another quilt coming on.

Future of Hope said...

Just saw that you were back to blogging. Did a little happy dance!

(Can you tell a lot of people missed you?!?!?)

Kate said...

I'm on the list for the missing you club!! No need for a response. Just glad to see that you are back!! YAY Crazy Mom!! *sigh*

Ellie-CraftSewCreate said...

How cute! I have that same VW bus fabric hoarded! I love the simplicity of this, so sweet.

prashant said...

so cute! that fabric is so fabulous!
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WesternWilson said...

Andi, what is that lime green and white floral fabric on the backing? It is very pretty!

Rugs said...

excellent blog, the fabric looks fantastic, keep up the great work!