Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Quilt for a Minature Greek Goddess

My very good friend and co-worker, Kiki, is due to have her second baby girl in just a few weeks. Kiki is 100% Greek so we call her the Greek Goddess and naturally, her girls have been dubbed miniature Greek Goddesses.

I wanted to make something a little extra special and when I saw the Candy Hearts Quilt at Moda Bake Shop, I had to try it. I made mine a bit smaller by omitting one row of hearts and left off the ruffle.

I bribed Pi into being my quilt holder.

The hearts are mostly made with scraps that I got from Keyka Lou awhile back. The navy blue strips are also scraps sent to me by my quilter friend back when I bought my sewing machine. The white is Kona cotton in snow and the ric-rac is "giant." I don't know why, but the giant ric rac makes me happy, haha.

The purple binding is also from scraps sent to me by Lesa years ago! See, I'm really attacking that scrap stash.

There was lots of free motion quilting practice. Lots and lots and I still stink at it, but that won't stop me from trying again.

Here it is after a run through the washer and dryer. I love the crinkly texture!

The hearts are raw edge applique, so they frayed nicely and it gives the quilt a comfy feel.

The backing is flannel (thanks for the idea Cami!) that was left over from pajama pants I made for Piper this past winter.

Kiki loved the quilt and it made learning all of these new techniques totally worth it. I hope her baby girl enjoys it for years!


Kristina P. said...

That is such a beautiful quilt!

Laura said...


That is absolutely gorgeous and your stitching looks wonderful! I adore rickrack too! I came across Keyka Lou's blog a few months ago, while searching for something online - she uses the cutest fabrics. Man, I really need to get a sewing machine!

Laura said...

P.S. I've been meaning to tell you too how nice your photography is. My pictures always come out lousy - blurry, and out of focus. I'm trying to blame it on my camera (although I know it's probably my lack of picture taking skills), ha, ha!

Cami said...

This is adorable! You are becoming quite the quilter! And your free motion looks amazing! Such a cute gift, I'm sure the new mom to be will love it. And I'm glad that you used flannel for the backing, doesn't it just make it delicious and oh so sunggly?!

Caroline said...

YOur free motion looks great! The quilt is absolutely darling, what a treasure to get as a gift. Lucky friend and bambino!

Bezzie said...

It's pretty! I can't use baby quilts like that. They're too pretty to be pooed on. I've got two baby quilts in my dining room as wall decorations! Ha ha!

Keyka Lou said...

Wow, your quilt is beautiful! Thank you for pointing it out to me. It is the first time I've seen something made with the scraps, and it is so awesome to see those bits of fabric from my stash in your beautiful quilt!!!!