yellow baby quilt

By The Sea baby quilt

Summertime…who wants it to be over? Who had a great time this summer? Who fell in love this summer? Better yet…who gave birth this summer? Memories, smells and colors remind me of summer…and all of this in a single baby quilt. Am I exaggerating? Maybe, but for me it feels this way. Only half square triangles and a curved quilting to give some contrast to the monotonous diagonal lines.

This baby quilt is for SALE in my Shop.

You can find it here:

By The Sea quilt

half square triangle quilt

half square triangle quilt

half square triangle quilt

Quilt Process

Machine pieced, quilted and hand-bound by me.
Quilt dimensions: 43” x 49” (109 x 125 cm).
Quilt pattern: I used the Tree Everlasting quilt block and some inspiration from another beautiful quilt I found online. In the link you will find analytic instructions on how to make this block.

Materials used

All materials are 100% cotton.

Quilt front: Fat quarters from Tailor Made by Cosmo Cricket (Andover fabrics), Botany by Lauren and Jessi Jung (Moda fabrics), a really cool japanese remnant fabric that I had, a few cat fat quarters from Julie Paschkis (In the beginning fabrics) and a yellow and white solid cotton fabric.
Backing: A combo of solid yellow, white, brown cotton fabric and a yard from a favorite polka dot fabric. I totally improvised on the backing, and yes I think it looks great!
Binding: Petrol polka dot premium cotton.
Batting: 100% cotton.

Date made: September 2016 – 24.8.2017

half square triangle quilt

This quilt was my first Free Motion Quilting quilt!!! Whaat!

Yes! I was finally bold enough to do it, and of course I had a lot of inspiration from Emily Dennis of Quilty Love. She has a great finished quilt and a brief tutorial on how to make the quilt and how to free motion scallops…really helpful. So I tried scallops, and they are easy, forgiving and I am already quilting my 3d quilt with this design!

Thank you for reading, have a nice weekend, and don’t forget to stop by my Instagram account @zarkadia to keep track on what I’m doing and maybe say hi once in a while!

half square triangle quilt

half square triangle quilt

Linking to: Finished or not Friday, Main crush Monday, Let’s bee social, Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a fabric addict

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6 Comments
Rebecca Grace
September 6, 2017 3:08 pm

Adorable baby quilt, especially for a Fall baby. The colors are like Indian summer. Beautiful.

Tammy
September 4, 2017 1:40 am

Gorgeous quilt! Loving those colors

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting
September 3, 2017 4:12 pm

I don’t want the summer to be over! Love the color combos of your quilt. Great job doing the FMQ scallops. The photos are stunning.

zarkadia
September 3, 2017 5:03 pm

Thank you for stopping by Nancy! I do want it to be over to get back to quilting and sewing. Summer is very distracting!! Have a nice day.

Warm Quilts
September 3, 2017 3:20 am

The binding nicely frames your beautiful quilt. I love how you’ve listed the Quilt Process and thank you for including links – they are helpful. Congratulations on your first free motion quilting project – well done!

zarkadia
September 3, 2017 5:20 pm

I was a bit troubled about the binding, but I love contrast, so it came out great! Thank you for stopping by!

Love to read your comments!