Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bright new quilt + baby quilt kits

 
A recent finish.  I love this stripy binding using Anne Kelle's Remix Bermuda stripes. Isn't it a cheerful looking binding? Brings some sunshine for dreary January. And makes me want to go to Bermuda.
This quilt, with many other Remix prints, is a creation for American Quilting, a shop in Orem, Utah, where I make samples. They had a lot of random brights that weren't moving and so we decided to throw together a happy-go-lucky, psychedelic little quilt, guaranteed to stimulate busy babies.

Lots of Remix prints available here and I've seen the binding fabric here.
 Pre-cut kits for this quilt are available at American Quilting by calling 801-802-7841.
American Quilting has some other new baby quilts (that I did not make) available as well, in case the loud, bright look is not what you're after. This cute turquoise, green, and gray quilt is called Eli.
 This one is called Max and Whiskers.
And this one is called Ruby Dear.  Each of these baby quilts measures about 42" x 42".  The patchwork squares are pre-cut and pre-stacked in some of them so that all you need to do is pick-up a stacked row and start sewing.  Most baby kits are $45-50 and include everything for the top, including ric-rac and binding.  Backing is sold separate - 1 1/4 yard required.  There are still a couple of these kits available as well. Just thought I'd share in case anyone out there is looking for a quick baby gift.

Many have asked about the Freebird Circles quilt from last week. Sadly I bought that kit over a year ago and they are long gone, as is that fabric. So sorry to tempt you with something that is no longer available. But I did notice that the new Half Moon Modern fabric also by Moda, uses Momo's same dots. In this collection they are white on a solid color, but they're the same shape and would look equally cool quilted like the dots in that Freebird quilt.  Just a thought. You can find Half Moon Modern here, here, and here.

16 comments:

  1. What beautiful quilts, the stripey binding on your new quilt is perfect, such a bright, happy quilt exactly what you need in January. My new shoes, which go so well with the stripey socks I knitted, are making me smile! (see photo on blog)
    Carol xx

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  2. I am sitting he admiring the bindings. I am new to quilting and doing my first binding tonight. I have my book out reading how to do it and I am sure it will not look as nice as yours.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the brights! And the stripes! I enjoy seeing those fabrics that don't seem to be moving at the LQS & what a creative mind can come up with. Simply beautiful!

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  4. Those are fantastic brights! I always enjoy your blog posts.

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  5. I'm head over heels for that Eli quilt! I seriously need to find a place to get my sewing machine serviced in this small town! I need/want to get back to quilting!!!

    Biz

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  6. I love Anne Kelle prints. What cute quilts!

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  7. Very fun to see this today, as we are (finally) having a gray wintery day where I can appreciate the zip and zing of such a fun quilt. Agree with you on the striped binding--terrific!

    Elizabeth E.
    occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

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  8. Very fun to see this today, as we are (finally) having a gray wintery day where I can appreciate the zip and zing of such a fun quilt. Agree with you on the striped binding--terrific!

    Elizabeth E.
    occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

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  9. Well I live in Bermuda and it isn't as warm as you would think these days :) today was about 65 and rainy and windy==so actually I got alot of quilting done ;) I have most of those Anne Kelly prints too but I love them so much it is hard for me to cut into them!

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  10. My mind is whirling with ideas inspired by this post...love all of the quilts! I have lots of the fabrics from your bright quilt including some of that stripey print you used for the binding, yay! I also have a couple Freebird charms and was luck enough to find 2 yards of that large dot print on Etsy last week...whoo hoo! Can't wait to sew of these babies up! Smiles~Beth

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  11. Your bright quilt is adorable Amy! I love quick, happy quilts like that one!

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  12. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the whale fabric and the stripe binding, you always find the cutest fabrics. I think thats my favorite quilt yet, beautiful!

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  13. Love that first bright quilt with its stripy binding!

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