Heart Quilt

This quilt was inspired by similar quilts that I found on Pinterest. I draw a lot of inspiration from roaming around that sight. I try my hardest not to copy what I find, but to use it as inspiration. I think that this quilt fits the bill.

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If you follow me on instagram, you have already seen this quilt about a bajillion times. I loved every step of making this quilt and it took all of my strength not to grab every person I passed on the street and gush about how happy I was with this quilt and about the process of making it.

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I came across this fabric at a quilting expo I went to. You can read about it here. It came from a shop called Island Quilter, and my LORD do they have a fantastic selection of fabrics. Island Quilter is on Vashon Island in Washington, and it takes about 3 hours and a ferry ride to get there from my house. I am so excited about this shop, though, that I am trying to plan a trip up there with my mom hopefully in the next couple of months. Note to self: start saving every penny starting now!

The quilt was super easy to put together. The front is not very much piecing- I used strips instead of squares to make it go a little faster. It does take a little bit of math- I had to dig through my closet to find left over graph paper from back in the day- but even that added to the fun of it all. Fortunately I bought a big enough cut of the backing that it is one solid piece which makes me happy.

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I borrowed my nephews nursery for the pictures, and I think it is going to become a trend. How adorable is the bird decal on the wall (off of etsy) or this rocking chair. I think a quilt is the perfect accessory for any rocking chair!

This quilt is for sale on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/172789500/handmade-baby-quilt-pink-heart-with-wood

If you love the quilt but don’t love the colors or the backing is a little too crazy for you, I do custom orders!!

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Camilla Quilt

I made this quilt for a friend (my husband’s coworker’s wife. Well, and him too, I guess). My husband and this guy shared an office and we went over to their house pretty often, so it was bittersweet when he transferred to the Hawaii office. But they are loving it there, and they just had a baby girl! I am a sucker for a quilt with a theme, so I took the opportunity to go all out.

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I just love how it turned out. I had a pretty hard time finding fabric that I liked, despite having a fabulous local fabric store that has bolts and bolts and bolts of quilting cotton. I ended up finding this adorable, baby appropriate hula girl fabric on Etsy. There was only 3/4 of a yard of it, and I couldn’t find it any where else, so that kind of dictated what kind of quilt I was going to make. I wanted the hula girls to get there fair share of attention, so I thought that squares would be a good way to go. I also didn’t use any other white, except the tiny bit on the border, which I think helps the tiny dancers stand out.

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I ordered all the rest of the fabric for the front of the quilt online as well, which was hard for me. I like to be able to touch the fabric and feel it, and see exactly what color it is and all that nonsense but I just really couldn’t find anything that I liked anywhere else. I was actually pretty impressed with the fabric that I bought, I would buy fabric online again.

I have never done a wrap around border like this one. I just didn’t want the back of the quilt to be lacking since the front is so lively. It helps to tie it all together.

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To finish it off, i tied off the pink squares with pink floss, and that was that. Baby Camilla was born last night, so I didn’t quite get done in time- it still has to make its way all the way to Hawaii, but I know that they will love it, none the less.

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You can really see how saturated the colors are against my black couch!

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Hula girls, surf boards, Hibiscus flowers, yellow polka dots, vibrant flowers, and pink to tie it all together– that’s a theme for you!