Monday, January 11, 2010

Out Of This World!

I'm hoping that this has arrived safely at its new home and I'm not spoiling a surprise.

Last summer I made a quilt for a special little guy who's mother I absolutely adore. This left me with an abundance of leftover fabric in bright, little boy patterns.

Since I am just getting into quilting, I am trying to build a stash...but I have to be picky as we have so little space in our current home.

So I was delighted when a friend was able to sucessfully get pregnant....and found out it is a boy.

So here is what I came up with to use up as much of those scraps as I could. Completely different from the original quilt.

I love this Robert Kaufman planet fabric. The colors are amazing.
I used some larger pieces on the back and pieced it also.
Slowly but surely I am teaching myself how to do this. I have found a quilt shop in the area that does classes so I'm sure I'll be taking one as soon as I can. The actual quilting of the layers together is giving me fits.

Enjoy Heather!


  1. Welcome to quilting! I'm a quilter too. I don't know how to machine quilt but I can do it by hand! It would be nice to finally learn how to do it by machine, there are lots of quilts I've done that just need quilting to be finished. You'll be addicted before long!!

  2. That is beautiful! I am jealous. I want to be able to do that!

  3. This is the cutest little-boy quilt I've ever seen. We absolutely love it! I'm going to hang it on DJ's wall, because it's a work of art.

    Thanks so much Autumn. You're such a good friend!

  4. Looks fabulous. I can handle piece work, but the actual quilting is beyond my patience level. Mine always just get buttons, or embroidery floss, or just enough quilting to hold them together... Nothing beautiful and patterned!
    You created a work of art, combining colors so nicely. I think that is the hardest, yet the most rewarding part.

  5. So cool!!! Great job! The colors are amazing!