Monday, February 20, 2012

Baby Rielynn's Quilt

I told you a few months ago that quilting is my new thing.  I've officially completed three quilts (this will just be the second that I've shared here) and I have three more in the works (either in my head or in progress).

I am so excited to share this quilt!  It turned out exactly like I imagined. 

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law are due any day now with my new niece and I knew that I wanted to make her quilt for her room.  My inspiration from the momma-to-be was owls, aqua, and pink.  Totally doable!

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I started with cruising Pinterest and Etsy.  I'd see things here and there that I drew inspiration from.  Next I picked fabrics.  This was tough!  I narrowed to my top 8-10 prints in the color scheme and enlisted the help of my sister-in-law to choose.

Next was the designing process.  And then, my favorite part!, the appliqueing!  I really stressed over how to do it.  Do I applique the quilt top before combining with the quilting and back or after?  I went with before :)

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I also bought this new Free Motion Foot to do the embroidery and quilting with.  It was super intimidating at first, but after I practiced a little (a very little), it was super easy to use!  It's a million times easier to applique a circle with this baby!

{via Amazon-$12.99}

I pieced the back together too...mainly because I screwed up my original plan and cut my fabric wrong...so I improvised!  And I loved the finished back.

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The hubby and I had a long "discussion" about how I should do the quiliting.  It turns out we were both suggesting the same thing...just describing it differently :)  But he did have the brilliant idea to use a very subtle thread color for the quiltiing instead of white and I loved the finished look!

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Here's a few pictures I stole from my sister-in-law's facebook page :)




Okay...we're ready for you now, Rielynn!!

17 comments:

  1. HOLY COW!!! You are so talented!!! I absolutely LOVE it! She has one heck of an awesome Aunt! Please be my sister, too??? :)

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  2. Sarah!!! This is seriously amazing!!! I love the patterns, the colors, the design...everything! What a great gift!!!

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  3. Sarah!! That is adorable!! I will totally pay you to make me one of these next time I get pregnant!

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  4. That is so, so, so cute! I love it! Such a fun, happy design. You did a great job!

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  5. Cool owl Sarah and I love all the applique in there:):)

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  6. Great job on the applique! And on the design!

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  7. Sarah!!!!! This is amazing! I really love it! Great job :)

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  8. Oh wow this is cute and gorgeous! I love the different patterns and colors!

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  9. You were right about the thread. My quilting teacher told me to always use a neutral color like off-white, light tan or light grey instead of white. I'm new to quilting also, I love your quilt!

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  10. Super cute!!! I love the little owl and the colours are wonderful.

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  11. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
    ---Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts

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  12. Sarah that is a seriously beautiful quilt! They are blessed to have you make such an amazing gift!

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  13. That is so impressive! You could start your own Etsy shop.

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  14. WOW! That is probably the most awesome quilt I have ever seen!!! Love it

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  15. oh...this turned out beautiful!! LOVE the colors and the sweet little owl! precious! Would love for you to link up to our Uncommonly Yours link party! ;)

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  16. Great quilt! I like the applique and the quilting.

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  17. Rielynn is going to love it! The bright colors will keep her busy. :)

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