Saturday, March 13, 2010

New in the Shop: Baby Quilt Kit

Hi everyone...

Jessica made this new kit for the shop and I think it is soooo cute that I wanted to share with you.

We found this Stacked Coins baby quilt tutorial in Moda's Bakeshop.

The Bakeshop is a great resource: it's a blog/website with all kinds of free patterns that use jelly rolls, layer cakes, charm squares, etc.

The tutorial is by Amanda of Crazy Mom Quilts and it is probably the BEST use of charm squares that I have seen.

Ours was quilted for us by Barbara Commeau at Moonsong Creations and I think she did a GREAT job!

For those of you who may not know, a "charm pack" is a pack of 5" squares all from the same collection of fabric.

There are usually about 40 or so squares in a charm pack, but it sometimes varies by collection.

They are so cute and addictive and I love that some of the cutting is done for you already, and that you don't have to worry about colors matching because you know they are all from the same collection.

Charm packs are also a great way to get a little bit of a lot of fabrics: perfect for a baby quilt!

We used the "Whimsy" collection by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda, and Jessica (rather brilliantly, I thought) paired it with a shot cotton by Kaffe Fassett.

That's the freshest combo I have seen in a long time and I'm so jealous I didn't think of it myself!

The quilt measures 41" by 50" and has the cutest strip-pieced stripe running through the

The backing, it should be mentioned, is this adorable ric-rac print.

I have a feeling that this design will not be around for long and Moda doesn't reprint so you will have to be quick if you want some for yourself!

I love that this quilt would be good for a boy or a girl and that it is not green and yellow.

Nothing against green and yellow: they are just the standard fall-backs if someone doesn't know what they are having, and I think this color combo is so FRESH!

Anyhow, the kits are in the shop and the pattern is available (for FREE) here.

Have a great Spring day and don't forget to set your clocks ahead all you Americans!

(Hooray for daylight at 7:00... I am ALL OVER THAT!!!)




Tina @ Squirrel Acorns said...

That's gorgeous! I love that ric rak fabric on the back with the strip piecing.

Ann said...

This is just wonderful and so pretty thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

Thanks Rhea