Monday, June 17, 2013

twinkle: a {finally} finished quilt!

It is finally finished!! A month and a half after pulling fabrics and piecing a quilt top, I finally finished this sweet little quilt for my coming little one. Honestly, I don't know why it took me so stinking long. I mean, most of it was just avoiding hand sewing down the binding for no particular reason.

This came from a stack of fabric I got out with an entirely different quilt in mind. I just couldn't see that one coming together though, so I decided I would make this sparkle punch pattern instead and I am so, so happy with the finally result. I struggled with a background since I really didn't want to use white and really wanted to use something in my stash. I opted for this nicey jane fabric that I am in love with. I questioned myself on and off for this decision, but in the end I love it. The patterned background gives it such a different look! I used 5" squares so it ended up being about 40.5" x 45" before I washed it. It should be quite a good baby size.

I also struggled with how to quilt it. In the end I went with some loopy quilting which looks pretty good. I really wanted to try something new, I just was in no mood to actually do it. This looks good though and it isn't too dense so it's still a pretty soft quilt. The binding was another issue for me and it sat for many days while I decided what to use. My inital plan of using a darker teal just wasn't making me happy when it was all together so I settled on this lizzy house fabric which is hard to see but is the light pink jewel print. The back is the remainder of the sheet that I had used for both my little ones curtains and another quilt back.

Now all it needs is a sweet little baby on top of it :) Not too many more weeks now! I am trying not to wish away my summer, but I am just about ready to meet this little one. In the meantime, I have a certain little girls 3rd (!!!) birthday to get ready for so that should keep me busy. I am hard at work on her birthday dress right now....if only simplicity patterns were written in simple english! Hopefully it comes out alright, but I do admit I have no idea how to finish it. Also, I did finish my super tote and I just need to go get some pictures of it, so that will be coming soon. Here's to a good week!


  1. Oh I just love it!! The background fabric is so fun! I've been moving away from white too and I just love the subtle pattern. White and babies really don't mix. I totally know what you mean about wishing away the summer. I have a paper chain counting down to Ruby's delivery which is scheduled in 44 more days!!! (July 31st). Good luck with the dress! I'd rather hand-bind a quilt then sew a dress any day of the week and that's saying something.

  2. It's gorgeous and will look fabulous with a tiny one on it! Good luck with the birthday dress.

  3. Great to see the finished quilt, it looks gorgeous! I love the choice of background colour it works perfectly and is definitely more interesting than white :)

  4. I totally agree with you - the background fabric choice really looks great! It definitely makes the quilt. It turned out really well!