Seaside Bed Quilt

The boys were gone for the weekend so Sophie and I got some sewing done.  I loathe making large quilts…but I forged through and got it done while I had the time.
(she’s checking my seams)
It’s a Queen size at 88″ x 96″, and since I don’t really use quilts on our bed it’s the perfect size to fold and lay across our King bed for looks.
I’m glad to see this one done and ready to send to the quilter….now I remember why I don’t make many big bed quilts!
There’s a tutorial coming this week for it…if Sophie lets me put her down and use my other arm anytime soon.   :)

48 Responses to Seaside Bed Quilt

  1. Anne June 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    Sophie is so cute! And the quilt too of course!

  2. lifeinredshoes June 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    You can do no wrong when it comes to quilt designs…..and cute kids :)

  3. Clara {Clover and Violet} June 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

    Your little Sophie is adorable and I do love your quilt!

  4. Flo @ Butterfly Quilting June 25, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    Beautiful quilt…love the soft colours. And beautiful baby Sophie too! Those little chairs are so handy!

  5. Sasha June 25, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Oh my gosh!!! Sophie is so cute!!!! I love your quilt too! It's so pretty! I just ordered a bundle of that fabric for myself =D

  6. rowan June 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    This brought back many memories of my kids sitting in those at that age. Do they call them Bumbos in the states or is that just the UK.

  7. Chelsea June 25, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Cute quilt! I can't wait for that line to come out – that little white sprig print is really calling to me!

    And I'm kind of the opposite when it comes to quilts. I've made a few smaller ones but mostly make either king or queen size. They tend to get awfully boring part way through, but I just know I'll use them more.

  8. Ashley G. June 25, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    Beautiful baby, beautiful quilt! Love it, looking forward to the tutorial!

  9. Andrea June 25, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    haha, looks like my sewing room: Bumbo, swing, hold while sewing, and repeat. I do manage to get something done in the sewing room, at least =)

  10. Melanie@Crafty Cupboard June 25, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    Cute! I have never made a large quilt… ever! Mostly because I'm cheao and they require more fabric, hee hee!

  11. Auntie Pami June 25, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    Love that chair! And the quilt too

  12. Heidi Staples June 25, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    What a lovely quilt…so soft and summery. And isn't Sophie the cutest in her Bumbo chair — I remember those!

  13. Unknown June 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    Lovely, not quite sure why it has that name. When you do a tutorial on it, please explain name too.

  14. Melissa June 25, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    The color scheme on this one is lovely. It reminds of some pattern paper I used to have.

  15. cambric cotton June 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    I know how you feel about large quilts, I'm perfectly happy sewing lap quilts, wall hangings, single bed quilts but as soon as I try a large quilt I procrastinate, anything but sew the quilt.

  16. Alisia June 25, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

    Love the colors!

  17. janae king designs June 25, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    Your baby is precious! love the quilt too.

  18. Toni Selman June 26, 2012 at 12:29 am #

    Ahhh…you have your own personal quilt police about…love it!

  19. trish @ notes of sincerity June 26, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    Oh would you just look at those sweet baby toes. :0)
    Your quilt looks fabulous! I am looking forward to your
    tutorial. :0)

  20. kathy-o June 26, 2012 at 1:12 am #

    Can't wait to see this quilt in "real life" – it's adorable. But not as adorable as little Miss Sophie – what a BIG helper!

  21. Habibti at Home June 26, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    Aww! Baby in the bumbo seat while you quilt!!!??? Priceless! I hope to be able to take a similar picture in a month or two. Love the quilt!

  22. Carla June 26, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    She is so adorable. Beauty of a quilt too

  23. Paige June 26, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    It looks like you have a great little helper there! The top is lovely, I can't wait to see it quilted!

  24. Vickie @ Ranger 911 June 26, 2012 at 3:47 am #

    Oh, I love the quilt and your choice of fabrics. I made your sprocket pillows for my daughter's birthday from the tutorial posted at the 36th Avenue and they were a real hit! Your instructions were easy to follow and no measuring! Thanks for sharing.

  25. Ryan Roth Photography June 26, 2012 at 4:50 am #

    Do you have the pattern for sale?

  26. Salley June 26, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    Wow. The quilting is growing . . . and the baby is growing! Great photo.

  27. Dawn June 26, 2012 at 6:20 am #

    Oh my goodness….I think I would rather hold Sophie than anything else if I were you. :)

  28. Heleen Groot June 26, 2012 at 6:33 am #

    I would not be able to work on anything with such a babe of a child on the desk! You just keep holding her! The quilt is gorgeous too, by the way!

  29. Patti June 26, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Sophie is just too cute. And she's sitting in the bumble seat – I know this because my granddaughter has one. Oh almost forgot your quilt top is cute too.

  30. robin June 26, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Which is cuter? Your Little Miss or your newly finished quilt? NO QUESTION, mom! But I do like the quilt, too. ;-)

  31. Cindy June 26, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Sophie is just too cute!!:) They didn't have those seats when my daughter was little- what a godsend it must be- so cute! Love the quilt and can't wait for the tutorial!

  32. DivaMomCarol June 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    Sophie's toes look munchable…awwwww..she is adorable, Allison.

    I am sitting next to my stash until you tell me the yardage on the tutorial….can't wait to start "pulling" those fabrics!


  33. Autumn June 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Love it! I just ordered some of this to make a baby quilt for our new little one in October and some pillowcases for our bed to match!

  34. Katie Fleming June 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    Love your little seam analyzer, Sophie! She is so cute watching you sew. The quilt looks great and I definitely feel your pain on large quilts.

    – Katie Fleming
    Katie Michelle Designs

  35. Tansy Dolls June 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    Love it. I've yet to brave anything beyond a small wall quilt.

  36. Sandra (Cherry Heart) June 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    Beautiful! Love the fabrics and the mixture of blocks too – very summery and beachy – gorgeous!

  37. Mermaid Sews June 26, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    Great quilt

  38. Mermaid Sews June 26, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    Great quilt

  39. Judith Blinkenberg June 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    What a doll she is! And such a wonderful quilt. I love this line. With the tutorial I'll know what to buy to make this quilt. It's so cheery to me. Thank you, thank you.

  40. Andrea Turner June 26, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    This quilt is super pretty. I look forward to the tutorial!

  41. bethanndodd June 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    Very nice! I hope your little princess wasn't too hard on you about your seams ;) Smiles~Beth

  42. Brenda June 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Love the look! Cannot wait to check out the tutorial.

  43. The Sewing Chick June 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    Just be glad you don't have to quilt it yourself, too ;) Its really pretty – I love the fabrics!!

  44. Sherri June 27, 2012 at 2:04 am #

    What a cutie…and love the quilt!

  45. sweet emmelie June 27, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    love the fabrics, good work!

  46. bothaedna July 5, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Please thank the boys for leaving the women at home to get on with their business, otherwise I would not have been able to see your excellent quilt. Thank you for sharing

  47. Josh and Haley July 20, 2012 at 3:06 am #

    Hello! I am a fairly new reader and really hoping to teach myself to quilt! :) Not sure if that is doable but I thought about trying this tutorial. Do you think this would be a good one to learn on? Also, once the top is done would I have to send it to a quilter or can I just put on the batting and the back side of the quilt? Thanks!!

  48. Jenny Lynn July 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    I wish I had a little chair for my children when they were little. I would sew with babies on my lap at times because I wanted to sew so bad.

    I love the bigger quilts, but they really are a lot more work and awkward to move around on the sewing machine.

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