A Little Quilt and a Big Thank You

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Hey peeps, I’m back! Sort of. I just finished the binding on this little quilt. I’m almost embarrassed. My IRL sewing friends always give me flack for going to the dark side – quilting! But ever since I discovered that I didn’t have to quilt the darn thing myself it was like a whole new world opened up!

I got the simple pattern for this for free and I just so happened to have four coordinating fabrics in my stash (some of the only quilting cotton that is in my stash) that would work well for this pattern.

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I think all the prints are from the same collection, there’s foxes and woodpeckers on trees and the “Friends of the Forest” tree with a bunch of cute animals. I had enough fabric left that I made bias binding out of the woodpecker print. The two bias tape tools I have are some of my favorite things in my sewing room. I love that I can whip up my own bias whenever I want.

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With credit for long arm quilting, already owning the fabric and having extra batting around the house this quilt feels like it was free (ok, I had to pay for the back).

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The quilt is pretty small, it’s more like a big baby quilt and the print is kind of juvenile, too. I don’t have any babies around lately to give this quilt to. Maybe in the future it will be a gift. For now it’ll just have to be satisfied with being another couch quilt.

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Also, thanks for all the thoughtful comments on my last post. I really appreciate the support and while I know it’s a touchy subject I certainly don’t want to alienate anyone. I think you get what I mean so no more heavy topics, let’s get back to more sewing, right!?

  • Diya r

    Lovely QUilt !! Happy Sewing ..

  • very cute! i love the les amis collection. i bought a ton of the fox fabric in orange to make PJ pants. of course, i haven’t done it yet.

  • Alessa Farbenfreude

    It’s beautiful! I really like the colours and the prints are very cute. 🙂

  • Elisha

    Haterz gon’ hate. I don’t get the quilting hate among garment sewers. I like both–and not having to part with my pretty scraps if I don’t want to. Your quilt is sew cute.

  • It’s really very pretty! And, I love the nature theme of it.

  • ZoSews

    It’s really nice Dixie!! I made a quilt (*cough cough*, a couple of years ago now) and stupidly decided to hand quilt it. It’s the size of a king bed and so far I’ve managed to complete quilting one row. So maybe in ten years I’ll be finished hahahahaha.

  • Love the fabrics and colors in this one. Isn’t custom bias binding the best? I love it. 🙂

  • psloniger

    Lovely little quilt! I have as many unfinished quilt projects on my table as I do garment WIPs and like being able to switch back and forth depending on my mood. 🙂

  • thanks, i’m like that sometimes. if i just want to sew something i don’t have to concentrate too hard on i’ll sew bits of a quilt top as a little sewing therapy. and then later i’ll go back to a more complicated garment.

  • Oh my gosh, what a beautiful quilt! I especially love the pop that the binding gives.

    Why is there so much drama between quilters and garment sewers? I like making both!