Monday, January 16, 2012

Square It Up Quilts

So back in September when I was really just beginning to get into the blog world, I won a contest over at Sew Happy Geek. I won a pattern designed by Jenna of Sew Happy Geek called Square It Up! and the fabric to make it from the Fat Quarter Shop. I haven't really been quilting in about three years. I made but did not finish a baby quilt for Hazel. It is almost done, but I don't know what I'm going to do with it.

Anyway, this pattern went together so quickly and I noticed how the colors of the fabric I won matched my bedroom walls perfectly so I decided to buy more fabric and extend it to be a bed quilt. I shared the pictures of the completed quilt on Friday, (but I put one at the top in case you don't want to go back). The original size quilt top I pictured here. On October 19th, I was honored to guest blog at Sew Happy Geek and I showed three quilt tops at my blog here. While waiting for the fabric to extend the quilt, I decided to make one for Hazel. I had found the perfect center block for her--a Hey Diddle, Diddle square that was suppose to make a pillow. Since it came with two, I also made a baby quilt. I basically did hers and the baby quilt as scrap quilts though I did buy a few more nursery rhyme fabrics to go with my nursery rhyme theme.

Well today, I finished Hazel's quilt. (My shoulders are not very happy about spending so much time bent and pushing the heavy quilts the past week--oh, well.) So today, I'm happy to share some pictures with you. I took the majority of the pictures on the guest bed since the bed rail and all her pillows and the wall make it hard to get a good picture at her bed. Behind the guest bed is the beautiful quilt my mother made me to take to college. It is a family favorite--my father really wants it to hang in their house, so I put it in the guest room they stay in.

And then her bed--she has a cold so we have the wedge pillow on there and what not, but you'll see what looks like.

Now I just need to finish the baby quilt. I also need to add a huge thank you to my mother for helping me back, layer and pin both of these large quilts!! She actually even provided me with the backing fabrics. Thanks, Mom!! I love you!


  1. Great job! I've always loved the idea of a nursery rhyme quilt!

    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun to make.

  2. That is a huge accomplishment. It looks great! So glad you shared it with us on Monday Madness.

  3. I love it! I am so impressed by people who can make quilts!

  4. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!

  5. Aw so pretty! Visiting from TGIF. I'd love to invite you to link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays.

  6. Wowiee. Pretty. Thanks so much for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  7. That turned out great! I would love for you to link up at Handmade 52!

  8. Very cute idea!!! Now if I could find the time...
    Saw you at TGIF!

  9. LOVE your quilt - you are so talented! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
    Beth =-)

  10. That is so cute! You do amazing work!! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday to share more great ideas! -The Sisters


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