A Pokey Puppy Quilt

A Pokey Puppy Baby Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

There is nothing better than a new baby.  Especially when it’s a new nephew!  

My sister in law loves Little Golden Books and purchased a Pokey Puppy panel she wanted made into a quilt (I couldn’t find a good link for the panel but you can Google it and there are some options).  The panel is really made to be a fabric book, but it also works great for a cute baby quilt.  It was a great challenge for me!  

A Pokey Puppy Baby Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

I cut the blocks 7 1/2″ square out of the panel, and added the 3″ pinwheels and 3″ x 7 1/2″ sashing strips to make it a nice crib size. 

It has minky on the back and a warm batting, so I quilted it with simple straight lines.  There wasn’t enough book blocks for the layout, so I added the ruler fabric (an out of print Moda fabric) to fill in the extra spaces. 

A Pokey Puppy Baby Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

A Pokey Puppy Baby Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

Before sewing the quilt top together I added his name to one block with an easy loop stitch.  

It was such a fun quilt to make for baby Bowen.   Also he smells like a newborn, and I miss having a newborn!  

A Pokey Puppy Baby Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

 

 

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Mini Pumpkins

Mini Pumpkins Quilt Pattern

It’s no surprise that I could hardly wait to make a mini version of the Pumpkins pattern!  

 I decided to make this mini a little bigger than my other minis.  It measures 23 1/2″ x 29″ finished, so it makes a perfect wall hanging by itself without being too small. 

Mini Pumpkins Quilt Pattern

 I used the same background as I did with my larger Pumpkin quilt, the Moda Crossweave in Grey Graphite.  I thought it might be a little tricky to use with these little pieces, but I starched it a few times before cutting and it prevented a lot of the stretching. 

Mini Pumpkins Quilt Pattern

I don’t hand bind very often anymore, but it looks so much better on minis.  Wonder Clips are my best friend when hand binding!   

Mini Pumpkins Quilt Pattern

The Mini Pumpkins pattern is in my shop here as PDF, or here as a Paper Version.  

It almost makes me a little excited for fall…almost.  🙂

Mini Pumpkins Quilt Pattern

 

 

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Hello Jane has Arrived and Coordinating Solids

Hello Jane for Windham Fabrics

The day has come!  Hello Jane has shipped and is finally available at quilt shops and online!

 I’ve been nerves waiting for this to ship…waiting for other people to get it and see it in real life…so many nerves!  

Hello Jane for Windham Fabrics coordinating solids

You know I love mixing in bunches of solids each time I make a quilt, even when it’s my own collection.  Solids make everything else POP!   So I’m adding a list below of some solids that look great with Hello Jane.  Most of them aren’t a perfect match, but really you don’t want a perfect match.  It adds depth and interest to have a few different hues like I did in this quilt!   If it was all one tone of purple and blue it would be boring!  

There are three textured solids that come with the collection and are perfect matches…if you want a perfect violet purple to match the collection this is as close as it gets! 

Hello Jane for Windham Fabrics coordinating solids

Here are some other recommendations from Moda Bella Solids and Kona Solids since those are the only color cards I own 😉 :

Light Purple:  Kona 24 Petunia, Bella 9900 66 Lilac (this is more a lavender but beautiful with it)

Dark Purple:  Kona 1383 Violet

Red:  Kona 1194 Lipstick, or Bella 9900 47 Scarlet

Orange:  Kona 149 Papaya

Yellow:  Bella 9900 250 Daffodil

Green:  Bella 9900 228 Grass

Navy:  Kona 1218 Marine (not an exact match but still pretty)

Teal:  Bella 9900 107 Turquoise, or Kona 1183 Jade Green

Aqua: Bella 9900 169 Ruby Ice, 9900 34 Aqua, or Kona 1173 Ice Frappe (I bought this at Joann’s in a pinch and it was a perfect match!)

Hello Jane for Windham Fabrics coordinating solids

Hello Jane for Windham Fabrics coordinating solids

Here are a few of my favorite things I’ve made with Hello Jane and my past project posts! 

Hello Jane Projects (this includes the Summer Runner table runner below), Cascade, In Tune, Shortcake, Playful 2 and Celebrate, Lavender Blue, and Bloom

Hello Jane Fabric Projects Cluck Cluck Sew

In case you are new-ish to this blog here is a post I wrote in 2015 about Choosing and Using Solids, including a big long list of my favorite solid colors that I use frequently. 

Checkout your favorite shops and they might just have Hello Jane in stock!  

 

 

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