Friday, March 1, 2013

I-Spy Charm Quilt

I was feeling in a rut this week, wanting to work on something but having a hard time deciding what.  In the end I pulled out a charm pack that I won in a giveaway on Marian's blog months ago and decided to put them together into a simple patchwork quilt.  It's pretty small, only 26.5" x 39", so I'd say stroller size.  This quilt is now for sale in my Etsy shop.


There are many super cute fabrics in here, as you can see!  I'm not one to purchase or collect novelty fabrics, so it was a lot of fun to receive such a variety.  Lately I've seen several examples of 'orange peel quilting' (here and here in particular) and knew I'd love to try it.  This quilt uses much larger squares than the examples I'd seen, but it works even on a big scale.  I did the quilting with my walking foot.  Hopefully you can see it a bit better in this photo......


Sticking with the novelty theme, I found a really cute carrot fabric for the backing and I think it really suits.  And not sticking with the novelty theme, I bound the quilt in a white on white print, which is really hard to see in the photo but it reminds me of O's or bubbles, so still cute but much more subtle!


I will be linking up with Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts.


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27 comments:

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Your orange peel quilting looks great and I think it's perfect for this type of quilt!

Jennifer said...

Yayy! This looks wonderful! So smooth and fluid!

Annabella said...

I do love simple patchwork quilts like these and your orange peel quilting is stunning Heather!

mle said...

Very cute! Nice job on the quilting too. I want to try that someday.

Erica said...

This turned out really cute, I'm glad you liked the orange peel quilting :)

Kristan said...

The quilting is divine! Nice job.

Alli said...

What a cute quilt! Your orange peel quilting looks fantastic, and the carrot backing is adorable! :)

Nat at Made in Home said...

The quilting s great! Lve the back fabric, would be great with my addiction to rabbits!

Carla said...

Sometimes we need that. Just sweet and simple

Debbie said...

Cute! I'm trying the orange peel on my scrappy trip along now that I've got my placemats quilted!

Patti said...

Looks wonderful and the orange peel quilting is a great look in this quilt.

Poppyprint said...

super cute and I love orange peel quilting - great choice!

Rachael said...

What a cute quilt! And the orange peel quilting is fab, I totally want to try it soon

Stash Avalanche said...

Lovely fabrics!

Mitzi said...

Your quilt is really cute and the orange-peel quilting really sets it off! so cute!

Mareenchen said...

Really cute! The prints and quilting go along great.

Joanie's Quilts said...

Darling quilt. Sometimes you have to do something different to recharge creativity. Someone is going to love your quilt!

juliegcf said...

Really cute! Some kid is really going to love it.

Allison said...

the quilting is great! and I really like that carrot fabric :)

Anna said...

That's such a cute quilt! I love the large scale orange peel... Now I want to try it!

Renee said...

What a cheerful little quilt! I really enjoy orange peel quilting, but I've only done it with my free motion quilt. I'm in the middle of using that pattern on a triangle quilt (here: http://sparrowlanequilts.blogspot.com/2013/03/triangle-orange-peel-quilting.html ) and love the slightly different results.

Sewing Mom said...

ISpy is so much fun! Great fabrics too!

Visiting from Show & Tell. Happy Tuesday!

jan said...

Love the orange peel quilting on this. And I Spy patchworks are always great! Linking up from Sew Cute Tuesdays

LC said...

Love the orange peel quilting!

Dee said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the carrot fabric!

Jenniffier Kramer said...

It looks wonderful. Great quilting too.

skalabara.com said...

The quilting is perfect, lovely color combination!