Friday, February 21, 2014

Two Backyard Baby Quilts

I finished two very simple baby quilts last weekend. Both quilts are made mainly with the Backyard Baby fabric line, with a few blenders and solids mixed in. The names on the backings are made with from blank pages... My First Alphabet pattern.

equilateral triangle quilt personalized quilt back

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Equilateral Triangle Quilt

This quilt is a gift for an old college/work friend. I meant to have it ready for her baby shower, but I missed that deadline completely! The baby just had his first birthday. :D I looked through her pictures on Facebook and saw a lot of orange, aqua, green and cute critter prints. When I found the Backyard Baby fabric collection at a local quilt shop, I knew it would be the perfect material for this project.

Each of the seven rows consist of nine triangles and two half triangles. I used the Hex N More ruler to cut the triangles out of 8" strips of fabric. There is not an "official" line for larger triangles on the ruler, so I used the solid line above the Half Hex text as the bottom marker for cutting the triangles. If the points aren't clipped, each triangle side is 9.5". The quilt top measured at 43"x 53."

Using white thread, I quilted straight lines 3/8" away from both sides of the all the seams. The binding is Lush Running Stitch in Orange. The binding is hand-stitched to the back with Aurifil 28wt Golden Honey.

plus quilt personalized quilt back

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Plus Quilt
My husband requested this quilt for a coworker. It only took me 6 months to get around to finishing this one! I used the fabric that was left over from the triangle quilt.

This quilt design is really easy and I can understand why it is such a popular quilt pattern! It will definitely go on my "I Need a Baby Quilt ASAP" list. I used 3.5" strips of fabric, because that was the most efficient use of my remainder fabric. There are three block sizes(unfinished) in this quilt: 3.5"x3.5",  9.5"x3.5 and 6.5"x3.5". The quilt top measured 36.5"x 51.5."

The quilting is a diagonal grid with white thread. The binding is Green Fun on the Vine from the Backyard Baby collection. The binding is hand-stitched with Aurifil 28wt Medium Spring Green.
  quilt labelsUp until now, I have not been labeling my quilts! These adorable labels are from Miss Label. I purchased the 5/8" Satin Sew-In Loop Garment Care Tags, with logo on the front and washing instructions on the back. The process was really quick and simple. On November 11th, I uploaded the logo and typed out the information for the front and back. Miss Label sent me a proof on November 12th and they shipped it out on November 13th.

The one downside to these types of labels is they can be removed easily, but I prefer them on less personal quilts. (The website on the label is under construction at the moment, but it is going to be a barebones pictures and contact page: just an extended version of the label.)
  binding Both quilts have Warm & Natural Needled Cotton batting, which is 87.5% Cotton/12.5% Poly. After quilting and washing, each quilt lost approximately 2" off the quilt top measurements.

With these two finished, I am done with all the urgent baby quilts on my list! (until the next announcement!)

This quilt is part of my Finish Along 2014 Quarter 1 List. I am linking up with Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric Studio, Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and with Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday which is being hosted at [Amy's] Crafty Shenanigans this week.

24 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Kelly Vetch said... #

Lovely finishes! I love the colors.

Val's Quilting Studio said... #

I love the colors too...but esp the personalization of names on the back! Clever idea and one the recipient is sure to cherish! val from myplvl.blogspot.com

Corinne said... #

As my daughter's name is Micah how can I not love it :)

Vera said... #

Both are lovely. Great colors and pattern choice!

Anonymous said... #

They're both wonderful... And you're still making better time than me. I just sent off a baby quilt to a little man who will turn 2 this year. Ooops! Someone once told me if the "baby" gets the quilt before he or she heads off to college, you're fine.

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said... #

I just love the color combo. That orange just sings! Makes me want to start adding names to my quilts. Super cute finishes!

Marelize Ries said... #

Beautiful quilts! I love the backs just as much as the front, stunning!!

Teje Karjalainen said... #

Hi! These are both so beautiful quilts! I love your colours and Fabrics! x Teje

Books_Bound said... #

I love the personalization on the back! And those are really great-looking letters. Wonderful job!

Jo said... #

They are wonderful and I love how you did the backs! Might have to 'borrow' that idea in future!!

bnh123 said... #

Gorgeous! I think Backyard Baby is my favorite baby fabric line ever. I love both of them. I have a large half-hexy Backyard Baby quilt in progress right now: http://onehousemanyquiltsmorebooks.blogspot.com/2014/01/work-in-progress-4.html

Celtic Thistle said... #

Wonderful quilts Taryn, I am sure the baby recipients will love them for a long time to come!

Katy Cameron said... #

Baby shower, first birthday, whatever! They're both fab anyway :o)

Karamat said... #

These are awesome!! And I love how you put the names on the back!

WalkingMissMolly said... #

These are great quilts....... front and back!\

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said... #

Awesome finish - thank you for linking up to TGIFF! And for sharing where you got your lovely labels!

Lea said... #

They are both adorable quilts.

Kathy@KayakQuilting said... #

These are both lovely quilts (great fabrics and patterns)! But I particularly like the personal touch with the names on the back (thanks for the link!), very sweet.

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said... #

Both baby quilts are wonderful! Love how you added the names on the back! Great color combinations too! I am sue they will be quilts to be treasured!

Izzy said... #

Love them both! The colors are really sweet.

Lindsey said... #

These are all so lovely! I love how you did the names on the back! I am so doing this on my kid's next quilts--thanks for the inspiration!

Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
Fabric Frenzy Friday

Anonymous said... #

These quilts are awesome! I love the names on the back. That's a pretty big commitment in my mind!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said... #

Very cute kwilt...colors are sweet! Love your label!

Gumbo25 said... #

I love your quilts! The way you did the name on one of the quilts was just the idea I was looking for! And one could do a last name with the name on another strip , but on the opposite side!

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