Tagged: baby girl

Dec 13

Dolce Star and House Collection quilts (80, 81, & 82)

I was running a little low on baby girl quilts, so I thought I would make a few.   Two of these are of the same design, and the middle one is a simple square quilt.

Ten Quilts ago, I had made a quilt using Tanya Whelan’s Dolce Fabric.  I had a pile of “scraps” left from that quilt, and so I thought I would make a couple of baby quilts.

Dolce Stars quilt II

Dolce Stars II


I wanted to separate the large designs in the Dolce line with something, and so I came up with these scrappy looking wonky stars.  These stars are made from solids in my scraps and also some coordinating colors from a couple of stacks of Kona Charms, which I now consider a necessity in any quilter’s stash.  They are tiny and were hard to make, but I love the effect!

Dolce fabric quilt

After making the two quilt tops, I had a few extra stars.  I added a row of them to the back of one of the quilts.

Lizzie collection quilt back

The two large panels on this quilt are from Anna Griffin’s Lizzie Collection.  They are the same design, but one in a light blue, and one in a celery green.  The other Dolce Stars Quilt uses the blue as the back.  They are both bound with Kona Robin’s Egg blue.

My other quilt was a way for me to take a mental break with quilting.  I needed to make something simple.  Thus, a simple square quilt.

It is made with Annette Tatum’s House collection fabric.  At first, this collection seems to be a bunch of random fabrics jumbled together, but I really like the effect.  It’s like having a quilt made from my stash, only I don’t need a stash.

Annette Tatum's House collection used in a quilt

 I love the soft colors, and the gentle designs of these fabrics.  I think it makes a quaint little baby girl quilt.  The back uses the same Lizzie Collection celery green as found in the Dolce Star’s quilt.  It is also bound in Kona Robin Egg.

The Dolce Stars quilts were 38.5 inches x 40 inches before washing, 36 inches by 37.5 inches after washing.

The House Collection quilt was 40 inches by 48 inches before washing, 38 inches by 45.5 after washing.

It feels great to have these done.  Baby quilts are such a great change from twin quilts.  Thanks for stopping by!


Apr 27

Scrappy girl quilt with 2.5 inch squares Complete (61)

I’m linking up with WIP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced.

Since I was on vacation for a week, and my sewing machine was getting a tune-up, I’ve been a little slow on some of my projects.  I did get a couple of things done, though.


1)  This pile of paper and green, black, and white strings became this quilt top.

It is kind of busy, but I will find a nice mellow back to go with it.


I did finish a quilt this week.  But it was a new one that wasn’t even on my list.


2) Two weeks ago, I showed this project, and it still isn’t done (although I have made a bunch of half square triangles, so that is progress!)  I wanted to make a girl version of this quilt, so I cut out over 400 2.5 inch scraps, made 80 half square triangles (using 3 inch scraps of a printed fabric square and a white fabric square).  I had originally planned to put them together in this layout:

But, it was too busy.  I already had them sewn into 4×4 blocks, so I decided to just work with that, and put together another possible layout.


Kind of boring, but much better, visually.



3)  So, here is the finished quilt.


I have to admit, the back is my favorite.

I bound it with Holly Holderman’s Dolly dresses leaves in celery.

I was able to get a bunch of Holly Holderman’s Dolly Dresses fabric for a really great price.  I made some stacks of fat quarters, if anyone is interested.

And now that I have made this quilt, I now know a little more about what I want to do with the boy version of this quilt.  Stay tuned to see that one.

Quilts yet to be touched this week:

4) pirate quilt

5) bursting star quilt

6) Diamond Boy quilt


Thanks for visiting!


Apr 02

Square in Square scrappy quilt done! (60)

In this post, I showed a square in square quilt that I had completed.  I also wrote down on that post the dimensions of fabric needed to make a square from 1 inch to 3.5 inches in a 5 inch square, but I will put it at the end of this post as well.  I finally finished it, and it is ready for a soon to be born baby girl.

Square in Square Quilt


I also used the Milly line of fabric for a backing, but I had left over squares of fabric, so I made a strip of those down one side.



I bound it with a stripe patterned fabric.  This quilt was 44.5 inches by 52.5 inches before washing, 41.5 inches by 51 inches after washing.

Thanks for stopping by!



Since I already did the math, here are the measurements:


To get a 1 inch square inside a 5 inch square, you need:

  • Center fabric:1.5 x 1.5
  • Border fabric: 2 pieces of 1.5 x 2.5 , 2 pieces of 2.5 x 5.5

To get a 1.5 inch square inside a 5 inch square, you need:

  • Center fabric: 2 x 2
  • Border Fabric: 2 pieces of 2 x 2.25, 2 pieces of 2.25 x 5.5

To get a 2 inch square inside a 5 inch square, you need:

  • Center fabric: 2.5 x 2.5
  • Border Fabric: 2 pieces of 2 x 2.5, 2 pieces of 2 x 5.5

To get a 2.5 inch square inside a 5 inch square, you need:

  • Center fabric: 3 x 3
  • Border Fabric: 2 pieces of 3 x 1.75, 2 pieces of 1.75 x 5.5

To get a 3 inch square inside a 5 inch square, you need:

  • Center fabric: 3 .5 x 3.5
  • Border Fabric: 2 pieces of 3.5 x 1.5, 2 pieces of 1.5 x 5.5

To get a 3.5 inch square inside a 5 inch square, you need:

  • Center fabric: 4 x 4
  • Border Fabric: 2 pieces of 4  x 1.25, 2 pieces of 1.25 x 5.5


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Mar 21

Pollination station- a two patch square quilt (58)

I made this quilt using 3 inch strips of fabric.  I sewed a 3 inch strip of scrap patterned fabric with a 3 inch strip of white fabric and cut those into 5.5 inch squares.  I arranged those squares so that the patterned side alternated with the white side.  Simple enough.

two patch square quilt

Since the piecing was so simple, I wanted to make the quilting be a little feminine.  So, I made flowers.

flower free motion quilting

I had remembered that I had seen free motion flowers on someone’s blog, and of course it is from Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson! She comes up with the best free motion quilting ideas to use with your home machine!


It was much faster to quilt all of the flowers, and then tie the ends of the thread than it was to do them one by one.  I love how the quilting mimics the Amy Butler flowers (orange and gray) and it also mimics the flowers (Milly) on the backing fabric.


Milly flowers for backing fabric

I chose a Kona Medium Pink for the binding, to soften the look of the quilt and make it more of a baby quilt.


So, there is quilt number 58.  Why Pollination Station?  It rhymed, I’m a science nerd, and it was better than “Flower Power,”

I’m still new at the quilt naming thing.  🙂


Before washing, this quilt measured 40 inches x 45 inches.  After washing, it was 37 inches by 43.5 inches.