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

Modern quilts by Zafiro Vaxevanidou

Zarkadia Quilting Co. is a home-based company that focuses on making special and unique quilts that hug and caress. Quilts are love, tenderness, warmth and cure. Enjoy and be inspired by this art form and know yourself in the process.

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Rebecca Grace
September 6, 2017 3:08 pm

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

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.

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!

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!