Sunday, February 1, 2009

I Love Lucy quilt

I finished another quilt! I am calling this one the I Lucy Quilt, because it is for my niece, Lucy. She will be three this fall, so I am going to try to save this for her birthday.

I used almost every pink scrap I had. Some of the fabric I used I have had since I started sewing two years ago. There is lots of vintage stuff in here, as well as some Amy Butler, and April Cornell.




The binding is an Amy Butler print, and I used Amy Butler and a Debbie Mumm print for the back.

This was my second time using the free motion quilting method, and I learned a few things. This quilt is a lot bigger than my first one. I didn't use enough pins, and I do have some puckering in the back. I know each time I will get better, so I am not going to focus on it, because I do love the way it turned out.




It measure about 68" by 84". Perfect for a twin size bed.



I am so happy to finally use some of these scraps that I have had for so long. I am making an orange and teal quilt next, for my niece Astrid. This is going to be the year that everyone gets a quilt from Aunt Katie for their birthday.





51 comments:

sewstylish said...

Looks great and so sweet. Before I got my long arm my basting method of choice was spray basting just make sure it drys before you start quilting. I hated pins and always ended up with some puckering.Spraying seemed to avoid that at least for me. Good luck and can't wait to see what you quilt up next.

Jessica said...

I love this quilt and I'm sure Lucy will be giddy when she receives it! Those blocks with big white boarders look great.

Renee said...

Beautiful quilt, Katie! You have very lucky nieces and nephews.
I love the pinks, it's so pretty. Happy sewing!

Michelle said...

Looks great!

Ravenhill said...

I am in awe. Yes, awestruck. What a handsome piece of work. Your blocks are all so beautiful and they harmonize delightfully! Someday I hope to get beyond making tiny things... but right now a project of this scale looks HUGE! It looks like you are getting things done!
~Emily

MichelleB said...

I love it! I just love the floral binding. It is so wonderful. I've never thought of using a floral binding, but it is spectacular! One of my next quilts is going to be orange and teal, as well. I look forward to seeing yours.

Yevgenia said...

Very pretty quilt, I think it is perfect for a girl and I love border around the quilt. Sorry not a quilter, but I think you understand what I am trying to say

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Beautiful what a special gift. something they will be able to keep forever!

3 M's said...

your quilts are great- I love the white you use in them. They are very fresh/clean, something that I find quite refreshing :)
Wishing you were my aunt ;)!! hee he3

Rosa said...

It is wonderful! It is a great size that can go from childhood to adulthood. I am sure she will cherish it.

Denise said...

Those are beautiful, what lucky kids to have an Aunt like you :-)

countrychicken said...

Love the quilt - can't wait to see the rest.

periwinkle said...

gorgeous -- good luck with the birthday quilts
lisa x

kathryn said...

absolutely beautiful!

Suzanne said...

I love Lucy, too! Another gor-ge-ous piece!!!

melissa s. said...

it's beautiful! it looks perfect on the bed in the last picture, too!

Erin O. said...

Beautiful quilt. Isn't it great when you can use up all of your scraps?

Marcia said...

I think it is better to have a few puckers and the quilting be done by you. That way, it is truly your quilt. And, I might add, it's a lovely quilt.

kim said...

Oh, that is so beautiful and sweet. It looks like it popped right out of a magazine. Just lovely!

Trailing Mira said...

simply beautiful! As ususl, great colour combos.

I am sure she will love it. I wonder if any of my aunts would make me a quilt for my upcoming birthday...... hhmm...

Shelly said...

Beautiful quilt! Good luck holding out until Fall to give it to Lucy. I know I couldn't wait that long. :-D

Journeying Five said...

love the quilt..love using scraps and making something beautiful, and you definately did that...so how many quilts do you have to make this year?

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Your niece is going to love it! Its so pretty!

Louise said...

It's just so very pretty! Right now I really wish you were my Aunt!!! I'm so impressed with your quilting - it's amazing!

AlewivesGirl said...

Katie that looks so good!

And you are much braver than I...

I take all my quilts to a Long-Arm Machine quilter, but after seeing yours I am feeling a LOT more ambitious.

Great Job!

Rhea

APA said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. I'm always in awe of how quickly and proficiently you understand a new sewing/knitting/quilting technique. Many will enjoy the gifts of your hands and the power of your love!

QuiltedSimple said...

Very pretty Katie! You are on a roll - jumping right in with free motion and making bed size quilts! I love the layout on this one - very fresh and cheerful looking - your niece will LOVE it!
Kris

Meagan said...

The colors are perfect for Lucy and the binding makes it truly special. I will have to research how to make binding out of fabric, I have always cheated and used binding tape-with limited colors and the texture is a bit rough. I love the white in the borders, it is so springy and girly and sweet-you did a great job!

lucky knitter said...

It really came out beautiful. I love the look of the free motion quilting. She'll love it!

jo said...

How do you do it. 3 kids a house and husband to look after and you still keep coming up with such wonderful handmade creations. Wish I could have one of your quilts for my Birthday.

Jo xxx

beki said...

Awesome! Gosh Katie, I sure wish we lived closer :)

Lisa said...

This is a beautiful quilt. Don't worry about the puckering - I'm sure Lucy won't.

When I quilt, I prefer hand quilting and I don't have puckers in the back, but it takes so much longer to quilt that I'm not always able to indulge.

misschris said...

This is so darned beautiful I can't stand it. Gorgeous.

craftoholic said...

Lovely!!!

Anonymous said...

I love quilts...*hint* :) you know some nice shade of blue plaid or something....heehee...just reading about all you do wears me out!

big sis

dana said...

Oh, that's too pretty. I love it.
And my little Lucy turns three this year too!

elliebelle said...

Seriously amazing! I just love it. I also love that you are fearless when it comes to free motion quilting. We were just talking at work (Nancy's Notions) how so many people are afraid to try it. I think it is awesome that you just jumped right in!

angie said...

Lucy is one lucky girl. Her quilt is GORGEOUS!

Steph said...

Oh, great! It's just fabulous!

woolywumpus said...

Wish I was one of your nieces! The quilt is beautiful and Lucy is a lucky girl. Love the big borders!

Carolyn said...

This quilt is so pretty and is going to be a big hit with Lucy, I'm sure!

tiennie said...

That is such a pretty quilt! I need to get better at free motion quilting. Who cares what the back looks like when the front is so cute?

Hanna said...

So beautiful quilt, you're not the only one who likes it :)

Have a great week!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

That quilt is beautiful. I just have to know.....when exactly do you sleep :).

Gretchen said...

oh just gorgeous! Totally loving how the quilts are turning out. I need to get a few made too!
great inspiration.

Hilary said...

Absolutely beautiful!! The colors are perfect, and I love the texture of the whole thing -- so cozy! Your niece will surely treasure it for a long time.

Ebeth said...

Astrilita will love it, Auntie Kate!

violette georges said...

les couleurs de ce patch sont superbes,compliments et amitiƩs violette

KnitPastis said...

Lucy is one lucky girl! It's so sweet. You are really good with the free motion method.

dig this chick said...

So, how do you quilt it pray tell? Do you have an industrial machine or do you take it somewhere? Sorry if those are *super lame* questions but I'd love to know as I am an extreme quilting novice.

amandajean said...

oh, my goodness! it's a beautiful quilt! i'm glad you showed it on a bed for scale. otherwise it's hard to tell. :) i love that you are quilting!!!