Isla’s New Quilts (and one for Luca too)

Friends, I think we’d all agree that it’s a great feeling to finish a project!  Be it large or small, an FO is a thing of beauty.

A few weeks ago I shared an update about Isla’s Downton Abbey inspired quilt.  It’s a very simply pieced twin sized quilt that I began about 5 months ago.  I created the design based very loosely on the hospital quilt on Lady Mary’s bed when she delivered George (I referenced this image and rewatched that episode dozens of times to inform my design).

While the quilt top went together in about an hour and the spray adhesive saved so much time basting, the hand quilting was very time consuming, but well worth it in the end.  And while I still don’t have the tiny, tiny stitches that my great grandmother was famous for (mine are just tiny), I’m very pleased with the finished product and I can’t wait until Isla is old enough for her big girl bed!

I borrowed my Mom’s antique full sized guest bed for a quick photo shoot.  Isn’t this a gorgeous piece? I love the scrollwork especially. Isla's Downton Abbey Quilt Isla's Downton Abbey Quilt Old Maid's Puzzle Wholecloth Quilt

And, because one finished quilt a week isn’t quite enough, I added this gorgeous “cheater quilt” to Isla’s growing collection of beautiful handmade blankets.  This project was super fun and lightning fast, in case you’re not interested in spending all of your evenings for months working on the same project!

I simply ordered a single yard of ivieclothco‘s Old Maid’s Puzzle Wholecloth print in super soft and luxurious cotton lawn fabric from Spoonflower.com.  They print-to-order whatever fabrics you choose and mail them to you.  You can even design your own fabric and have them print it for you!  It’s a really exciting prospect that I hope to play around with in the future 🙂

I used the magical spray adhesive to baste the layers together (organic cotton batting and Lotta Jansdotter fabric from Joann) and did a really quick machine quilt job by just following the lines of the fabric.  I sewed only the vertical and horizontal lines for the sake of time and I love how it came out!

Old Maid's Puzzle Wholecloth Quilt Old Maid's Puzzle Wholecloth QuiltIsla's Old Maid's Puzzle Wholecloth QuiltIMG_1499I also finished a wholecloth quilt for Luca (so he won’t feel left out until his new full size quilt is done) with a yard of woody also in cotton lawn by seekatesewfabric through Spoonflower.  The backing is Rocket Age designed by October Afternoon for Riley Blake Designs.

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Three quilts a week isn’t bad 😉

I am not affiliated with Spoonflower, but I was very impressed with the quality of their products and am happy to share their website with you as my personal recommendation. 

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