Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Quilt Top, Pouches & A Giveaway!

I have finally completed my first quilt top!

There was a slight overcast and it was a little windy. I made my poor husband stand on our back porch holding it until I could get a good shot! I know I had told you guys that I was going to expand the pattern and make it 20 blocks instead of 12. But as I saw this coming along, I decided that 12 blocks was the perfect size for a lap quilt on my sofa. Here are the deets:

Fabric: Momo for Moda "Just Wing It" collection for the blocks and Kona Solid- Snow for the sashing

Pattern: Spring Fling Baby Quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew

Allison has a lot of awesome quilt patterns that are incredibly simple and the instructions are so detailed. This is my first quilt and I really recomment this pattern for beginners. It is so basic and still looks beautiful! Can't wait to finish the entire quilt. Do you think I should use a solid for the backing or one of the all over prints from the collection? I'm still undecided about that but I think I see some aqua binding in my future!

I had so much of this fabric left, I made a few make up bags. The majority of your comments liked the boxed corners best so that's what I made.

These bags are slightly larger than the last ones I made. They are about 9" by 8". I used contrasting fabrics for the base and lining of the bags. The zippers also add another burst of color. They are all lined with fusible interfacing.

I've already added all three of these make up bags to my etsy shop. Go take a look!

Now I mentioned a giveaway...

I'm giving away this scrappy sunglasses pouch from my shop! It's made using designer fabric from Jay McCarroll's "Habitat" line. It's padded with batting and quilted with straight lines. Perfect for your sunglasses or even as a cute clutch!

Go over to Creation Corner to enter! My followers get an extra entry! The giveaway will be open until May 25th. Good luck!


  1. Bonnie!!!!! It is beautiful! I love it! I am also in love with those makeup pouches! i would say a pieced back. I would make two or three more blocks and sew them in a line and then use one of the busy prints from the line for the rest of the back... you would end up with a quilt that is as beautiful on the back as the front. i love it! great job!

  2. i love it girl!!! you should use a patterned backing... i think those look so pretty!

  3. Your quilt turned out great! Love the colors! And I stinking LOVE those makeup bags! I love the color, the size, the style.. EVERYTHING! They look great!!

  4. Holy Ba-Jeezers...You made a quilt, I am jealous!!:)Great Job! I really need to start practicing my sewing more. :) I will be your APPRENTICE!

  5. really beautiful!! i have a dream of making a quilt some day, but i can barely sew a straight line, so at this point it's still just a dream :)

  6. Congratulations on your first quilt! It is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love all the fabrics you chose. :)

    I'm not a sewer, so I can only appreciate the work that went into it. You are in no jeopardy of me copying you. LOL

  7. Seriously Bonnie. Very impressive! When are you doing all this? I'm mesmerized. That's probably the coolest quilt I've ever seen, aren't you supposed to be old and using fabric with ladies in bonnets or something?

    Also, love the zipped bags. That would be great for all my lip products I throw in my purse. I'm checking the etsy store!

  8. I love your quilt!!! I can't believe you did such a great job on your very first quilt. I made my first quilt in high school..... and it was..... well.. interesting. Great job!


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