Saturday, November 06, 2010

gum drops quilt complete.

True to my word, I completed the gum drop quilt for Cameron.  If you are keeping track, that's 2 quilts in 2 weeks.  Yeah, I have a lot on my mind.  While some people meditate and do yoga, I quilt.  My mantra is "cut, pin, sew, iron, cut, pin, sew, iron...".  Seems to work for me, and at the end of the night I have created something beautiful while putting my mind at ease. 

If you are interested in checking out the process from beginning to end, go to:
part 1: getting started
part 2: piecing the top
I chose a very fun and bright tie-dyed style flannel for the backing - "Fossil Fern" by Patricia B. Campbell and Michael L. Jack or Benartex.  While the Tinker Bell fabric was tempting, I want this quilt to have legs and still be of use once Cameron outgrows her love of all things Disney.  Not that there is anything wrong with Disney.  We love us some Disney chez Carefoot.  I quilted it with WonderFil Fruitti Egyptian Cotton 12wt thread in "Pansy" shade.

Baby and lap size quilts are by far my favourite size.  They don't take a lot of time to put together, quilting them isn't a big hassle of rolling and unrolling and trying to squeeze the fabric through your machine, and the end result is just as satisfying as a queen size bed quilt.  Plus the fabric is a lot of fun! The best part was I had just enough fabric left over to make Cameron's favourite "Alana Dolly" a matching quilt.  It was nice to have a use for the leftover scraps and not just add them to my mountainous fabric stash where they would likely never get used.

Cam is a bit under the weather, so she was very pleased when I presented her and Alana with their new quilts.  I have 3 baby quilts on my "to quilt" list and I'm looking forward to getting started on them.  But first? Tree skirt!!


  1. Anonymous11:14 a.m.

    So very sweet, the whole collection here.....quilt, cammie, dolly with quilt. Is there anything you can't do?

  2. Anonymous1:03 p.m.

    I love my niece Cammie. Beautiful job on the quilts!
    A. xo

  3. Vanessa5:44 p.m.

    Awesome Kat! You're amazing. I can't sew to save my life ... that's a beautiful quilt and Cam looks so happy, sick or not!

    Anyway, you quilt for all the right reasons. It seems like sewing and cooking have the love element in common - your quilts are full of love and it shows!

    Beautiful and inspiring ... I personally really hate sewing and I'm terrible at it, but I love reading about your quilts!!!

    Looking forward to the tree skirt pics

  4. you are like the best thing since sliced bread.

  5. Cute quilt! I want to make one now :)