Baby #2’s Quilt

I’m loving this quilt.  It might be one of my favorites to date & the first time I’ve ever made a quilt with raw edges.  The inspiration for this one came from this quilt hanging in my Mom’s living room, and I wanted something that would match this, but not be the same.   I wasn’t so sure about the raw edges, but now after its washed I love the 3D effect it gives the circles, and it looks like its been loved for years.

The 1st round of quilting I did straight lines around each square, but I hated the way it made the circles poofy, plus I hated the minky back I put was way too heavy.  For the second try I did stippling around each circle and then big free motion swirls in each circle.   For the back I used a flannel by Moda & the binding is Katie Jump Rope. 

Its bigger than I intended, but I figure it will work for a toddler bed as baby #2 gets older.  Finished its about 42″ x 56″.  I took pictures while I was making this so I can make a tutorial, so hopefully I’ll finish that up and get it posted in the next week.  Happy Monday and remember Sew Mama Sew giveaway day is Wednesday!

63 Responses to Baby #2’s Quilt

  1. SandyQuilts November 30, 2009 at 2:59 am #

    WOW WOW WOW beautiful.

  2. Care November 30, 2009 at 5:02 am #

    absolutely GORGEOUS! I can't wait for the tutorial!

  3. a little bit biased November 30, 2009 at 5:16 am #

    Ooh, I love it! Great job. That will look so cute matching with your other child's quilt. The fabrics and design are adorable!

  4. paulette November 30, 2009 at 5:17 am #

    I love this quilt!! I am so happy that you are going to give us a tutorial!! Can't wait! Thank you!

  5. Vals Quilting November 30, 2009 at 5:23 am #

    Hi Allison, I really like raw edge applique for two reasons it's easier of course and it's so whimsical and fun when finished and washed.
    I have a pattern called French Roses that is done this way…you may have inspired me to get to it!

  6. emptybobbins November 30, 2009 at 5:57 am #

    Your baby will love the texture on the edges of the circles!
    Great color, too.

  7. Handmade in Israel November 30, 2009 at 7:08 am #

    What a fabulous quilt! Beautiful work.

  8. Mikol November 30, 2009 at 7:40 am #

    That turned out great! I love the look, all the colors, and the quilting.

  9. Andi November 30, 2009 at 8:31 am #

    LOVE this one!!!

  10. Sue November 30, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    gorgeous, stunning in fact.

  11. Stephanie (A Ditchin' Time Quilts) November 30, 2009 at 8:58 am #

    Absolutely love this! WOW!!! I love the colors and the shapes. THANKS for sharing this lovely quilt. I want to make one now.

    I am having a giveaway on my blog of an antique doll quilt! One week left for the drawing! Thought you would like to know!

    Thanks, Stephanie

  12. Blue Is Bleu November 30, 2009 at 9:50 am #

    That's gorgeous! Loving the 3D-ness of the circles too. I'm amazed that unpicking the first round of quilting went so quickly!

  13. Fiesta November 30, 2009 at 10:48 am #

    Katie it is stunning

  14. Karen November 30, 2009 at 10:51 am #

    Looks great. I am hoping to try the raw edge applique next year. fabrics look gorgeous.

  15. Seams Sew Together November 30, 2009 at 11:49 am #

    Love the fabrics and colours!!!

  16. Michele November 30, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    Great fabrics! And who doesn't adore circles?

  17. Goddess in Progress November 30, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    GORGEOUS! Oh, it looks so soft and delicious already. That one will be treasured, for sure. Can't wait for the tutorial! (Not that I need to add any more projects to my list, right?)

  18. Aimee November 30, 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    I LOVE this quilt!!

  19. Rinachiyya November 30, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    Gorgeous quilt and I love the 3d effect. Again your material does a lot for the quilt what is your secret?

  20. Evenspor November 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm #

    It turned out so nice.

  21. Tracy November 30, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    3D is the perfect description. This is awesome.

  22. angela November 30, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    Super cute way to get a pieced circle look! Can't wait for the tutorial!

  23. Katie B. November 30, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    This is just gorgeous! Tutorial: Yes, please!

  24. Marcia November 30, 2009 at 1:44 pm #

    Is this called Bullseye? I love your color choices. Such a wonderful job!

  25. craftnosis November 30, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    to echo all the other comments – beautiful! I love it – i'm sure the time spent making it just right has proven worth it. excited to see the tutorial!

  26. chimes November 30, 2009 at 1:55 pm #

    Oh my goodness! This is GORGEOUS!

  27. Diane November 30, 2009 at 2:06 pm #

    This is stunning… I love it!

  28. Tanya and Colin November 30, 2009 at 2:12 pm #

    talent!!! love it!!!

  29. Suzanne November 30, 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    Wow – I love it!

  30. Leslie November 30, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    this is gorgeous!!! what an amazing idea. i am excited for your tutorial

  31. Betsy November 30, 2009 at 3:29 pm #

    That quilt makes me swoon…I love it. Can't wait for the tutorial.

  32. Keriann November 30, 2009 at 4:33 pm #

    Oh my it's gorgeous!! I am for sure gonna give that a try myself! (one of these days after the rest of my project list is done hehe)

  33. Susana November 30, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    It's gorgeous! And I love the sunny colors.

  34. Melanie November 30, 2009 at 5:01 pm #

    I love, love, love your quilt!

  35. Robin November 30, 2009 at 5:08 pm #

    I absolutely love what you've done with this quilt. I haven't tried raw edges yet- but seeing yours is getting me thinking about finally taking the plunge. Nice work- and I'm impressed you did all that unpicking thru minky-WOW

  36. Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake November 30, 2009 at 5:09 pm #

    I love it! It looks so happy.

  37. Calico Road November 30, 2009 at 5:46 pm #

    very cute!! See, now this is one I could do since there is no curved piecing involved.

  38. Alisa November 30, 2009 at 7:03 pm #

    It looks fabulous! Doesn't it just make you so excited to have that baby and wrap him up in it?!!

  39. Cheryl Arkison November 30, 2009 at 7:30 pm #

    I'm so glad all that unsewing worked out for you. It looks amazing!

  40. anne November 30, 2009 at 9:12 pm #

    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, love it, look forward to the tutorial. Happy Stitching

  41. Natalia November 30, 2009 at 11:24 pm #

    Darling! I totally agree with you on the quilting. I love how you did it the second time around! 🙂

  42. CJ November 30, 2009 at 11:58 pm #

    What a great quilt! I can't believe you unpicked it all and then redid the backing too. OY! LOVE IT and look forward to a tutorial.

  43. izzy inspired December 1, 2009 at 12:29 am #

    Its gorgeous. I love the lush colors…and those circles. I am sure baby #2 will treasure it with all his heart.

  44. Mountain Home Quilts December 1, 2009 at 2:59 am #

    O.k. Allison- you ARE super mom! Mason is now 3wks old and I still don't have his quilt finished!! You put me to shame! 🙂 lol

  45. Beatrix from Kindershop December 1, 2009 at 3:38 am #

    It's beautiful! I can't wait for a tutorial. You are awesome. Wonderful

  46. Mary on Lake Pulaski December 1, 2009 at 3:57 am #

    Very, very cute! I would love a tutorial!

  47. A. December 1, 2009 at 5:38 am #

    I freaking LOVE IT!! Can't wait for the tutorial!

  48. quilteddog December 1, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    LOVE IT!

  49. Aimee December 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    Beautiful!!! Love it!

  50. Trisha December 1, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    The 3-D look of the circles is very cool!

  51. Susan December 1, 2009 at 3:54 pm #

    This came out super cute, way to make a quilt work out for ya! I've done that, too, unpicked seams 'til my eyes nearly bled! lol

    Great job.

  52. 6p0120a4ca090c970b December 2, 2009 at 2:07 am #

    Crazy insane jealous. That is gorgeous! Love the colors, love the circles, love the fabrics. Baby blankie perfection.

  53. girlfromipanema December 2, 2009 at 2:30 pm #

    I came over from the sew mama sew site for the giveaway, but just had to comment on your quilt. It's beautiful! You did a fantastic job, I really like it a lot!

  54. Tasha December 2, 2009 at 3:26 pm #

    Oh, I am loving it too!! Really loving it. You do such amazing work.

  55. She sews and scraps December 2, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    OH my! that is one gorgeous quilt, I LOVE your fabric you used. PLEASE pretty PLEASE do the tutorial! I can't wait for that!

  56. Purple Quilter Queen December 2, 2009 at 5:16 pm #

    That turned out so beautiful! I love that it already has that "loved" look. Baby #2 is going to love it.

  57. ChickieChirps December 2, 2009 at 6:30 pm #

    What an awesome quilt! I love the circles and the fabric colours and, and, and the whole thing! It's so fab!

    I've added this quilt to my list of inspiration quilts for one day when I start quilting again… I hope that is okay.

  58. Sharla December 2, 2009 at 7:29 pm #

    You are amazing. I can't wait for a tutorial!

  59. calicodaisy December 3, 2009 at 2:13 am #

    So beautiful!

  60. amandajean December 3, 2009 at 9:16 pm #

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this Quilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    it's sooooooooooo amazing!!!!!!! i've had one on the brain similar to this, and here you have one completed and so beautifully, too!! i personally think that it's a perfect baby size. it's nice when a baby quilt is also toddler size.

  61. jacquie December 9, 2009 at 11:23 pm #

    totally cute! ingenious method too!

  62. Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS October 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    this quilt is fantastic! I'm going to give it a try. Look out stash, here I come!

    Thanks for sharing

  63. paterd January 9, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Just found your blog, it's wonderful! I make all my baby quilts about that size, that way they can use it longer, like you say, as they get older.

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