Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pink On Pink Mosaic Tile Toddler Quilt

Today I accomplished a goal.  I wanted to make a quilt without purchasing anything new for it.  I looked through all my supplies and decided I could make another mosaic tile quilt.  Click here to see the first one I made.  For my newest one I wanted it to be girly, full of pink and lots of flowers.  I had a couple of pink sheets that I used and I went through all my quilt batting scraps and found enough to complete this 43" X 56" toddler size quilt.  I also went through all my fabric scraps and pulled out everything that had any pink in it.  I used cottons and flannels.  With my first mosaic tile quilt I made square blocks so this time I made rectangle blocks.  This time I also decided I would not sew the scraps on "raw edge".
I cut the quilt batting larger than the pink rectangles and sewed the scraps on each block using a tight zig zag stitch.  Twenty blocks were made......
Next I trimmed the excess batting off each rectangle......
Arranged them all out on the floor in the order I wanted to sew them together....

Here are pictures of two of my favorite blocks.....

Now it was time to sew all the blocks together.  I kept them laid out on the floor in the living room and took one row at a time to the sewing machine and then returned that row after sewing those blocks together.  That way I could keep some order to my madness!
After all the blocks were sewn together, I cut up an old pink bed sheet for the backing and pinned the layers together with large safety pins...
Free motion quilting or straight line stitching are my two favorite forms of quilting but with these pre-made quilt blocks I find it easier to just stitch in the ditch and keep it simple.....
I used a large loose zig zag stitch and sewed down each seam.  I used more pink fabric scraps for the binding.......
And here it is completed.  (Please ignore my heat scorched dead grass!)
I'm loving it.  Loving the pinkness, loving all the different prints of flowers, stripes and puppy dogs....
It now has it's own shelf in my quilt storage cabinet......
I'm thinking now it needs a blue on blue mosaic tile quilt to go next to it !
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15 comments:

  1. Wow amazing. And thank you for taking the time to show how it was constructed

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  2. Love that dog fabric!! It turned out so cute! I might have to try this method of quilting. It looks so fun!

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  3. Beautiful mosaic quilt! Love the colors!

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  4. I love it. I've never made a quit before but am considering not one, but two for my girls' room. I really love the look of the zig zag topstitch. I may be contacting you for a little help!

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  5. I LOVE this quilt! Beautiful colours - some great fabrics in there, and great way to use your stash!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. What an incredibly beautiful quilt! I have never seen this idea of a mosaic quilt before - must try it - thanks for sharing!

    Who are all those fabulous quilts for?!

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  7. That is so cute! I love your cabinet with all the lovely quilts!

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  8. Found you through the Fabric Tuesdays link up - what beautiful work! More inspiration for another quilt, I think :)

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  9. This is a most beautiful mosaic quilt! and the pink is so great!

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  10. thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - I featured you today!! - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  11. omg these colours are absolutely yummy...
    I will be honored if you will add this project in our weekly linking party every Wednesdays at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/08/my-inner-baker-with-linking-party.html
    Have a great week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  12. SOOOO beautiful!!! Fabulous colours!

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  13. ohhh, what a fun idea! I'd like to try something like this! I've done the ticker-tape quilts, and just made a few small doll quilts for the little girls that I sponsor, but never thought of making something on a larger scale!

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  14. I love the pink one even more! Maybe because I have a little girl. I am a complete girl's girl. Very cute!

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  15. Beautiful quilt!!! I love all the fact that you've used fabric from your stash. Hope you don't mind, but I've pinned this for future reference...

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