Baby Quilts 

 

I think a quilt makes a really great gift for a new-born baby and I have made quite a few for various niece’s and nephews. The latest one is for a beautiful baby girl who was born last week, Grace Addison, what lovely names for my newest niece!

The quilt I have made for Grace is quite large so that it fits her cot, the colours are to match the decor in her bedroom. The fabric I used is from the Gutermann Ring a Roses, French Cottage range.

 

 

I used quite large squares of fabric (25cm x 25cm) and I used a walking foot on my sewing machine to stitch in the ditch. We have got some fabulous new wadding in the shop, its beautifully soft and not too thick, I used some of our Klona plain fabric for the back and a very pretty spotty bias binding for the edges.

I started finishing the binding using pins but they kept pricking me! So I treated myself to a pack of Quilters Holding clips and they are great!

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Here is the beautiful baby Grace in her first modeling role for Trixie Lixie!

 

New Moda quilting pre-cuts now in stock

We took delivery of some awesome Moda Jelly Rolls and Charm Packs this week.

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We’ve always liked ZenChic’s style. Her new signature collection ‘For You‘ has splashes of bright colours popping from calm lighter backgrounds.

Hello Darling‘ is Bonnie and Camille’s cheeriest collection yet, with plenty of beautiful florals, dots, bias stripes and vintage ribbon.

With the ‘Neco‘ collection, Momo is stlll designing fantasy worlds inhabited by cute cats and hedgehogs.

Bunny Hill Design’s ‘Kindred Spirit’ collection was designed as a celebration of life and a testament to women who have fought Breast Cancer. This gorgeous collection has plenty of pinks, as it should.

Typical design by Me and My Sister, ‘Hi De Ho‘ features bright and cheerful colours that have a real retro feel featuring flowers, dragonflies and stripes.

Designed by April Rosenthal, ‘Meadowbloom‘ was designed to be happy, and springy, and all the beautiful vibrant colours that remind us of a huge field of wildflowers.

 

Colourful, bold and contemporary, these pre-cuts would bless any quilting or crafting project.

They are not really for Christmas makes, but I think I’m going to buy myself a couple as Christmas presents.

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Pinterest inspiration for Moda Winterberry

Maybe you are thinking that now might be the time to start thinking about some seasonal crafting ideas. Moda Winterberry fabric is a brilliant choice.

We created a Pinterest board to give you a starting point and you can find it here. Or just pop to the website Winterberry fabric page or have a look at our nice Winterberry charm packs.

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Rocket Age Quilt

5 weeks ago my nephew and his girl friend had a beautiful baby boy, his name is Zeke and he is adorable! I wanted to make him something special so I used some of our Riley Blake Rocket Age fabric to make a cot quilt.

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It turned out beautifully and they were delighted with it, I hope it becomes a family heirloom

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And here he is at 5 weeks, such a gorgeous baby!

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And in case anyone fancy’s making their own Rocket Age Quilt we have made up some fat quarter packs especially!

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Valentines makes

We have got some great fabric, charm packs, buttons and ribbons for Valentines Makes on the website. My favorite is the Surrounded by Love Fabric panel from Moda.

surrounded-by-love-moda-fabric-panel-1477-pOne panel costs £6.75, you can make all sorts of things with it. The squares will make lovely little cushions or you could frame them, or cut them up to make cards. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them! It is my niece Isobels 9th birthday tomorrow so I decided to use 2 panels and make her a quilt. It was so quick and easy to do!

surrounde by Love QulitIt’s not quite single bed size as I only used 2 panels, I quite like the cute size of it, I used a plain red fabric for the back and red bias binding for the edges, It only took just under a metre of fabric and wadding.

Surrounde by love labelI hand stitched one of the lovely labels to the back to complete the gorgeousness!

Surrounde by Love QuiltI think my niece is going to be delighted! I can’t wait to give it to her!!

Happy Sewing!

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Moda Candy small basket

Today I thought I would have a go at one of the projects in the Moda Candy book that we are giving away FREE with every order over £30 at Trixie Lixie while stocks last (so grab one now!)

http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/moda-candy-oh-sew-sweet-project-book-845-p.aspI used the Odds & Ends candy pack for my version of the small basket

http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/odds--ends-836-p.aspYou need 16 squares, which you sew together into 4 strips of 4, press the seams & then join the 4 strips to make a Square. Attach a piece of fusible fabric to the back.

http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/moda-candy-96-c.aspLayer the squares and the lining fabric right sides together and sew around the edge leaving an opening so that it can be turned

http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/lime-green-leafy-stripe-fabric-606-p.aspI used Lime Green Leafy stripe from the moda range for my lining, which I made the base of my basket. Turn right way around then stitch the corner squares on the seam lines

http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/lime-green-leafy-stripe-fabric-606-p.aspFlatten the corners and top stitch all around the top edge to hold them in place.

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Monday makes – Lap Quilt

Here is my first Monday make for 2013, although I actually made it before Christmas and gave it to my Mum! Anyway I haven’t had chance to blog about it until now so here it is, a very simple lap quilt made using a “Sew Mama Sew” charm pack from Moda, available from Trixie Lixie

to blog 259First of all I stitched together 5 squares to form a strip, there are 40 squares in a pack so I made 8 strips, they are pre-prepared at the edges so you don’t have to worry about finishing the sides just press the seams flat.

to blog 249Next I joined the strips together to make one large piece, matching the squares up, and then ironing the seams flat again.

sew mama sew quilt http://www.trixielixie.co.uk/charm-packs-95-c.aspThe next step is to make a sandwich using a piece of wadding cut to size and a piece of fabric for the back of the quilt, have the quilt right side up, wadding in the middle and then the backing fabric right side facing out, I used a piece of black linen for the back of my quilt so it didn’t have a right side or a wrong side.

to blog 263I used safety pins to hold it all together so that I could do the quilting, I am still learning how to quilt so I just did straight lines along all the seams so that all the squares went nice and puffy. Also I started in the middle as last time I did this I started at the edges and met in the middle and it did not work well at all! This is how it looked from the back (a little bit wobbly!) It looks a bit grey but that was just the flash on my camera.

to blog 273Here I am trying to follow the seams in a straight line!

to blog 269When all the quilting was done I used some red bias binding around the edge to neaten it all off.

to blog 274I am really pleased with the way it turned out, think I might be getting addicted to quilting, these charm packs are so easy to use, and my last attempt at quilting with a jelly roll was quite successful too so I might try one of the new Moda candy packs for my next  Monday make. They were featured in my last post and if you spend over £30 on the website you can get a free copy of the project book that I am going to use.

moda-candy-mini-charms-bookThanks for reading, happy sewing!

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