Little Climber

This quilt reminds me of my baby going up and down the stairs 1500 times a day. Chasing him up and down is the only exercise I get lately so I guess it’s a good thing!

The back of this one is the big Make Life dot by Sweetwater (bought here) and I quilted this following the lines of the “steps” with an extra line on the top edges of each step for an extra something.
It’s machine bound in Kona Aqua. 

46 Responses to Little Climber

  1. Katie @ Hippos and Dinosaurs February 9, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    I love this! ANd I love the quilting. Very sweet.

  2. tracy_a February 9, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    very cute – great colors and a fresh take!

  3. Sew Sane Jane February 9, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    I love this quilt – it is so cute! I think I said the same when you showed a previous pic of the top, but just SOOOOO cute! Love the pattern and colors!

  4. Danae February 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    Super cute! Can't wait to see how you did it.

  5. Chris February 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    This has to be one of my favorites~thank you for taking the time to make a tutorial.

  6. JenFink February 9, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    Super cute! I will be watching for the pattern! Thanks for sharing…you do such nice work.

  7. D.H.L.O. February 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    aw! that's really cute. you should always make up stories for your quilts. that makes me want to make it just because of the cute remembrance of owen going up and down the stairs. :)

  8. leigh February 9, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    I love the pattern. Using less white looks so much nicer than a full zig zag of white. The colors are great too! Thanks!

  9. Sharon February 9, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    once again you have done a fantastic job, the quilt is perfect from colour selection to style and sewing. looking forward to the tutorial, thank you again for your generosity

  10. CJ February 9, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    So cute! I remember those days of babies on the stairs. Sigh… enjoy them while they last!

  11. Rachel February 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    I really like this! The colours are wonderful and your quilting lines make the white really stand out. Nicely done :)

  12. Rossie February 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    Lovely. The quilting is awesome!

  13. Núria February 9, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    So nice!!!!!!!! Wonderfull quilt and wonderfull fabric.

  14. Jenny February 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    Wow, that is great. So bold to use a dotted back with all that straight-line quilting. And it looks marvelous.

  15. Katie B. February 9, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Yay, pattern! Can't wait.

  16. Di~ February 9, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    Very cute quilt. I like that 'little extra something!'

  17. mindingmomma February 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    I love the quilt! It looks amazing.

  18. Kristen February 9, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    It looks great. I love the soft colors you choose for it. It looks like it came together fast?

  19. Leslie February 9, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    oh this looks so great…i can not wait to see the tutorial.

  20. shez February 9, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    Ohh Alison this quilt is spectacular love the colours.
    cheers shez

  21. Karen February 9, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    What a darling quilt! The colors are great and I like how you quilted it. Looks like it would take care of some of my scraps and stash!

    Thanks, Karen

  22. Jenniffier February 9, 2011 at 11:53 pm #

    So cute. Can't wait to see the tutorial.

  23. Carol T February 10, 2011 at 12:36 am #

    I love your quilt. It does remind you of climbing stairs when you look at it.

  24. SD and EJ February 10, 2011 at 3:22 am #

    I've been looking for the perfect pattern to make a quilt for my baby boy. I think I found it. :)

  25. SewSara February 10, 2011 at 4:11 am #

    this is adorable! i love it – great job!

  26. Ariel February 10, 2011 at 4:33 am #

    Okay. You're going to have to seriously stop quilting. I'm about to pull out my debit card everytime you post a new one. I keep saying "this one's my new favorite"!!! I LOVE this one!

  27. bethanndodd February 10, 2011 at 5:50 am #

    Great job, as always!! I am so jealous that you get to make quilts to sell on Etsy. I am still trying to find time to make one for our house!

  28. Sue February 10, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    What a gorgeous quilt, love the colours. So much work!

  29. February 10, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    Oh my this is just beautiful!! Have you got space in your quilt cupboard :-) ??


  30. Rocio February 10, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    Lovely quilt! Both color combination and pattern are fantastic.

  31. TiLT February 10, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

    Love it! I so remember those climbing days….of course now it's "driving days"…

  32. Cindy Lou in Georgia February 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    Very nice. Can't wait to get the instructions.


  33. Fine Hand February 10, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    I love this quilt! and those polka dots are so cute! i find the colors very soothing…

  34. momawake February 10, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    The quilting really does it for that quilt!

  35. WendyB February 10, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    I love this pattern! I just wrote a blog post showing off several of your patterns: Easy Bake, Basket Case and Chain Reaction.
    Maybe you can write a post about how you fit in the time and some of your tricks to making progress when you're running around after little ones! do you leave your sewing machine and ready at all times?
    Thanks ~ Wendy at The Fabric Quarter

  36. Katherine February 10, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    Beautiful! Wonderful colours and a fun take on a zig-zag design.

  37. Belvedere February 10, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

    Ooooo. I love this one! I've been drooling over your stash zigzag pattern too and am loving the staggered steps here. Woot woot!

  38. Live a Colorful Life February 10, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    Like everyone else, I really like this quilt! A tutorial would be great.

  39. angie February 11, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

    I am in LOVE with every.single.quilt you make! You are so talented! I am so glad I found your blog. I just ordered some of your patterns for my shop (and a few for me) and I am soooooo excited to get them! You make me want to quilt all the live long day :)

  40. Amanda Murphy February 11, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    This is adorable! And you did such a nice job choosing fabrics!

  41. Landis' Happenings February 13, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    Your quilts are incredible!!!

  42. Quilted Cupcake February 14, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    What a sweet quilt. Love your color choice. Can't wait to see the pattern.

  43. Patty@sewingseeds February 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    I love this quilt. The colors are just "baby" enough if that makes sense. Just beautiful.

  44. Debbie February 16, 2011 at 2:51 am #

    This quilt, coupled with my want to highlight a certain fabric became this: (just a WIP)

    thanks for the inspiration.

  45. Linda March 11, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    I'm just now finding this. This is a wonderful pattern for using up all the colorful scraps I have! Thanks!

  46. Jess March 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    thanks for the inspiration. I made this in just a week or so:

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