Friday, November 18, 2011

Baby String Quilt Jenean Morrison Free Spirit California Dreamin'

I made my first string quilt blocks a couple of weeks ago to help with a fundraiser quilt for cancer research.  I enjoyed making those blocks with the string technique so much I just had to make a whole quilt for myself.  I have tons of scraps so it was a project that required no extra spending!  Above are the blocks after I got them all completed for the baby/toddler size quilt.  I rearranged them several times until i got the placement that I wanted.  For the binding I used a Michael Miller ta dot print in red and pink.  After ironing my binding in half I sat down to roll it up and this little monster grabbed it from me...........
He likes to pretend that he's blind with those thick cataracts but he pulled a fast one on me this night!
I really love the binding choice........
Here's some closeups of the many fabrics that were used.  Jenean Morrison's Free Spirit, California Dreamin' was used the most.  I had two different prints in that line and used it throughout the quilt and for the border........
I sandwiched it together using free motion quilting.  I love that my new machine has the option to disconnect the foot pedal, push a button to turn it on and then take off a sewin'.  Makes for some fast free motion quilting !

Here's the finished quilt spread out on the floor.........
and draped over a chair..........
For the backing I used a vintage mattress pad.  Forgot to get a picture of that, but it makes for a nice, thick, warm quilt !  Scroll down to see who I have linked to this week.

13 comments:

  1. I love string quilts and this is really a bright and cheery one. The border is great too!

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  2. Found you over at Kelly's Korner. LOVE the quilt! That's one craft I haven't quite conquered. I've pieces squares to use in other things (bags etc), but I'm gonna give it a try as a 'real' quilt soon.

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  3. What a bright, colourful baby quilt. It will be loved and treasured I'm sure.

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  4. What a bright, fun beautiful quilt!

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  5. looks great!! I love string quilts. It looks perfect for a baby quilt.

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  6. Gorgeous quilt! and such a cute helper too!

    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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  7. So pretty! I'm working on a never-ending string quilt from red and green fabrics. I was hoping to get it done for Christmas this year, but I haven't really worked on it since I started it after Christmas last year... I think this might be my perpetual project. Or maybe I'll be inspired by your quilt and will actually get it done!

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  8. I just love all of the colors. Great quilt!

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  9. it's beautiful, congratulations on the finish!

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  10. I love all the colors, so bright and cheery. Wonderful quilt!

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  11. This is beautiful! I love the combination of fabrics you used...so bright and cheerful...perfect for warming up a gloomy day :)

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  12. Love the colors and fabrics you used. I am quilting a black, white and green string quilt right now. Well done.

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  13. Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at www.SugarBeeCrafts.com -- you were featured today!!

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