Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hey Jude...

A few months back, a dear friend asked if I would make a quilt for her grandson due to arrive in June. You don't have to ask me twice to make a quilt, that is for sure! Her daughter-in-law wanted a woodland animal theme and colours like brown, yellow, and green. I sent her photos of fabric swatches and she ended up choosing a really cute Timeless Treasures print.

I was given design license and right away knew I wanted to fussy cut the critters featured in the main print. The design is inspired by many photos I've seen online - thank you to everyone who so graciously shares their projects to inspire us all!

I set each fussy cut square inside a 1/2" border of Kona Snow and then framed them with prints from my stash, primarily ones that read as a single colour. I think it is graphic and interesting and hopefully stimulating to this little guy as he grows.

The blocks are all 12" finished in size. You can see in a couple, I fussy cut a relatively large centre square so in both cases, I only used one print border, but I think it works and adds interest. The quilt is a good size, finishing at 48" x 55" so it will still be big enough for him when he's old enough to start knowing what some of the animals are - I hope he has fun with that. I used a wavy line stitch and walking foot to quilt horizontal lines across the quilt. One of my favourite parts of quilt-making is when I get to pull the finished project out of the dryer - I love how crinkly soft and vintage this one turned out. The binding is a scribbly text print from Sweetwater's Mama Said Sew line - it think it's neutral but present at the same time - I love how it looks.

Welcome to the world, Jude, we are so glad to have you here. May your eyes ever be open to the wonders around you.



  1. Lovely finish! I like how the fussy cut blocks are different sizes, it makes the quilt top have a bit of movement to go along with the soft, quilted curves.

  2. That is incredibly adorable!!!! And so very clever!

  3. What a sweet and happy quilt! The texture of the quilting looks divine, too. Perfect fabrics.