Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bitten

Yes, I have been bit by the bug of quilted deliciousness. I have lots of quilts planned for this year. This is the first time I have made my own binding, and done free motion quilting. I am so glad I just took the plunge and did it. If it weren't for Amandajean and all of her great videos, tutorials, and commitment to answering so many questions a day about quilting, I never would have dared.



I used some some green and white scraps from my stash, and did the binding and back with a chocolate brown polka dot fabric from Joann's.





I love the way it turned out and I can't wait to give it to my nephew, Abel. I have such a huge crush on that kid.

38 comments:

Renee said...

LOVE THIS!! Absolutely love your quilt and the greens.
Welcome to the quilting addicts club. It's chronically wonderful.
Happy sewing!

Suzanne said...

I have a huge crush on you! I have three kids, as you know, roughly the same ages as yours, and I don't accomplish a third of what you do! Rock on, Katie. I bow to you!!!

Alevin and Company said...

This is so lovely! Green is my most favorite color, and it works so well here. I am working up the nerve to try free motion quilting. I have everything I need except for the courage. Seeing your awesome quilt gives me a push in the right direction! Thank you for sharing!

QuiltedSimple said...

Love your quilt - very, very, very pretty and good! Isn't it great? I cannot wait to see what you come up with next. And that fudge sounds yummy - I"m going to stop on my way home tomorrow and buy the stuff to make it!
Kris

Shorty said...

That is a beautiful quilt! I love the simplicity of it...great job!

Michaela said...

I love that quilt! Simple pattern and awesome color combinations. Those are my favorite colors.
I am planning on a lot of quilts this year as well. So far though, school was keeping me away even from blogging.
I keep my hopes up.

Michelle said...

Wow, love the quilt, great colours and I love the white.

MichelleB said...

Wow. It is so fresh looking! I can honestly say that green is not really a color I've been drawn to, but seeing it in your quilt (and other green and white ones) make me want to do one because it is just so fresh beautiful.

dana said...

Oh that is just so beautiful. I love it. White and green are so clean together.

Heather said...

This is A-Mazing! love it! AND by the way, I got the coolest handbag in the mail that traveled coast to coast and looks perfect! No ironing needed! Filled it up and took it to church today. I feel like a total winner! Thank you.

Louise said...

How completely brilliant are you!!! That's gorgeous! I love green and it is so fresh with the white - really lovely. Great job!

Rosa said...

I love this quilt. Green is my signature color. I love it. I would never have thought of a brown binding, and it works so well. I have much to learn about color combinations in quilting. Congrats!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Briliant jog on the quilt - green and white looks so fresh together.

Erin O. said...

Welcome to the club. Warning: it's deliciously fun and addicting. Once you start, you can't stop!!!

APA said...

It's absolutely lovely! The green is bright, cheerful yet warm. Rock on in your free motion quilting and binding. I'm soooo impressed!

Marcia said...

Love it! You are so brave...I have yet to quilt my own, but hope to try one soon.

Meagan said...

I could literally sit down with a spoon and eat this quilt! The colors you chose are just delish-what kind of white fabric did you use on the front? Muslin, or is it a tiny print? Making your own binding is a huge accomplishment-congratulations! Abel will treasure it for years and years!

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

LOve that color of green and what a great job.

melissa s. said...

ooh, it's beautiful! i love the color combination.

kim said...

It's absolutely beautiful. The colors are stunning. So crisp and clean.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I love all your quilts. I really want 2009 to be a year of doing new things and this whole quilt thing is one of them. I am so nervous about starting.....reading your blog is both inspiring and daunting (everything looks beautiful).

Colleen said...

Love the green and white! Green has been my favorite color this year. And I am inspired by your free motion quilting - learning to free motion quilt is on my to do list for 2009 but I am so nervous to try it.

Hilary said...

Wow...that is just beautiful. What a great color combo. I MUST learn to quilt...

misschris said...

Gorgeous!

craftoholic said...

Beautiful, I absolutely love this quilt! The combo of green and white is so fresh and though I'm usually content with whatever season it is, this really makes me long for spring.

Steph said...

LOVE the greens!

a friend to knit with said...

i LOVE all of the white!!!
the binding! the colors!
your nephew will surely have a crush on you, too! :)

Cottage Mommy said...

Can I just be you...you are so amazing! I wish I had just the talent you have in your pinkie finger! Beautiful quilt! I was in a quilt shop the other day because I am having someone else make my new baby crib bedding and was drooling over all the quilts on display. The gals their make it sound like it is so easy to learn. Hmmm....thanks for the inspiration!

Iris E. said...

The greens on that white are so clean and spritely! Lovely work and I am enjoying your blog via Ravenhill. Congratulations on your award!
Iris

Carolyn said...

Isn't this green the greatest color? This quilt looks wonderful! I'm glad you took the dive into binding and free-motion quilting. Was it as scary as you thought?

Kate said...

Love it - the greens look wonderful!

amandajean said...

katie, i really really REALLY love that quilt. the color combination is fantastic. and i love the simple design with all that white!!! nice job!!!

Julie said...

what a great quilt. I am loving this quilt. But I love coin quilts anyway.
Thanks for sharing.
love your blog
julie

Kathy said...

Great quilt! You are on a roll! Yes, I love her blog, she gives lots of great tips.

lucky knitter said...

Beautiful. Your nephew is very lucky!

Jessica said...

Abel- I love that name! I love the white and green combination.

tiennie said...

I just love this quilt! I really need to sit down and get back into the quilting mode.

KnitPastis said...

This quilt is amazing and the colors are so light and airy! You are really good at this stuff. Keepit up!