Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Mixologie Baby Quilt

I finally did it!  I finally made another quilt!

The first one I made was a Packer Blanket for my hubby.  When I got the email about a baby shower for my cousin Bethany, I knew it was a good opportunity to make my second quilt.


I was able to use fabrics from my stash.  I used a Mixologie (Moda) jelly roll, a grey with white dots by Michael Miller for the center of the back, and a lighter gray with polka dots for the binding.  I received both of the polka dot prints in a Mystery Parcel from Whimsy Quilts.  It was a great deal and I was so happy to have fabrics on hand to use since we live so far from a fabric store.

I'm sewing!
I used the "jelly roll race" instructions for the quilt top (check it out on YouTube if you're interested).  I really liked the process because it was just so darn fast!  I'm not super happy with the results, though.  I'm not sure I would do it again, unless it was in order to then cut the fabrics again to make blocks or strips or something.

I made my own binding!  Making binding and actually binding the quilt were the things that I was most apprehensive of, so I'm glad I've done both of those things now.

does anyone else use grips to hold their binding?
I chose to straight line quilt it, attempting to "stitch in the ditch" which ended up so not perfect, but I still like it.  And I took the easy way out and machine stitched the binding.  In fact, I did it backwards because I was worried about a double stitch on front.  But I like how it looks so no regrets.


And then it was done!  Oh my gosh it was so exciting to do the binding which was so way easier than I anticipated!  I knew it wasn't a good day (chilly and kinda cloudy) to try and get a picture with mountains, but I realized I had some decent "scenery" here at home, so I did a 10 minute photo shoot with the help of my hubby.  Now, on to the next one!

final dimensions:  41.75x48.5 inches
And the day that I mailed the quilt, I found out that little baby Luke has arrived!  I didn't know if they were expecting a boy or girl, and felt this was a good "gender neutral" color palette, and I hope that it keeps Luke warm, gives a good place to have tummy time, and/or looks cute in a stack of blankets in his nursery!

Congratulations Daniel & Bethany!


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16 comments:

  1. Well done on finishing your second quilt! Gorgeous fabrics which I'm sure baby Luke (and parents) will love!

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    1. Thanks so much Deb! I'm pretty sure I'm hooked now...

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    2. Yay girl!!! Binding triumphant!! I, too, put my bindings on backwards, sometimes if I'm worried about people minding the stitches. Such a lovely quilt, and Luke and his folks will love it forever!! Great pics :) XX!

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  2. Very bright and fun! What a great quilt for a baby boy.

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  3. Oh my gosh, look at you!! Well done and congratulations on a super second finish!! There are some really fun Jelly roll patterns on Moda Bake Shop...search KarinVail...jellies seem to be her specialty :) I totally appreciate that good feeling of having what you need on hand...we live in the lower 48, but a 5 hr drive one way to the closest fabric shop...thank goodness for UPS and USPS!!!! :)

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  4. HI Kristin, What a beautiful quilt and fun photoshoot to show it off!
    Lucky Lukey ;)

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  5. Woo hoo! Congrats on your second quilt! You did a wonderful job and that's a great pattern to use for a baby quilt. Yes, you do have gorgeous scenery up there! So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

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  6. I use an empty spool to hold my binding. It moves along just like you need it.

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  7. Great little quilt! Anytime you can use a jelly roll...I never know what to do with them! Congrats on another finish!

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  8. Great finish! I love the prints, they're so happy. :) I'm usually wrestling with my binding as I go around the quilt, I'll have to remember using a clip to keep it under control.

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  9. Congrats on a beautiful quilt and I can see more coming!! I sew all my bindings on by machine....love it!

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  10. Great quilt! Just took a tour of your blog...so much inspiration! You're living my dream.

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  11. Great job - keep up the good work.

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