October 08, 2012

Windy City Days - finally a finish!

It feels like forever since I've had a proper finish to share, but today I am so happy to have a completed project to write about. Enough with all the WIPs already!
Det føles som en evighet siden at jeg hadde et fullført prosjekt å dele, men endelig er dagen her!

Lo and behold - the Windy City Days baby quilt:
La meg presentere - Windy City Days babyteppe:

The quilt was made using the Windy Days Quilt tutorial from Moda Bake Shop. I've renamed my quilt Windy City Days, because it may go live in the windy city (Chicago). I just need to make sure the new mom approves of these colors for her baby girl.
Mønsteret fant jeg her. Mulig teppet skal sendes til Chicago (med kallenavn windy city) - må bare sjekke om den nybakte moren godkjenner fargene.

The fabrics used were a charm pack of Oh Deer! by MoMo for Moda and two charm packs of Moda Bella Solids in Snow (which is not the same as Kona Snow - it's darker). Yes, I was a lazy girl and went all pre-cuts on this one.
Teppet ble sydd av en charm pack (42 5"x5" ferdig oppkuttede biter) Oh Deer! og to charm packs med Moda Bella i farge "Snow". Ja, jeg var lat og kjøpte ferdig oppkuttede firkanter!

For the back I used up the rest of the charms - not a square to spare (yes, that is a Seinfeld quote). The colored "border" on the back are various prints from my stash. And the binding was the remaining orange fabric from the back with a little aqua added to make it all the way around.
På baksiden brukte jeg opp resten av 5"-lappene og lagde en bord av diverse stoff jeg hadde liggende. Lukkekanten ble lagd av de samme stoffene (måtte skjøte med litt turkis i det ene hjørnet).

For quilting I did wavy lines every 2" - very quick and easy. I had intended to do some free motion quilting but chickened out/got lazy. Free motion quilting makes my shoulders so tense - I need to practice a bit more before I get comfortable with it.
Jeg quiltet teppe med bølgende linjer med ca. 5 cm mellomrom - veldig enkelt og raskt.

So that was one item crossed off my 100 Day Huste to-do list. Many more to go...

Oh - on Thursday the Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop is stopping by here. Eeeek! I hope to have a fun tutorial for you by then. Here are the stops on the blog hop for this week:

Plum and June
Oct 9
Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy         
Foster from Foster Reviews It
Oct 11        
Chrissie from madebyChrissieD        
Marit from Sew, love, live

Linking up today with:
Plum and June

Sew Happy Geek


  1. It looks fantastic - and I love the back! Not surprised you chickened out of FMQ. I think the wavy lines are great and make it look nice and soft. The new owner(s) will love it.

  2. Adorable!! Love the wavy lines! I want to try that on a quilt someday :) What foot do you use for that?

  3. ooh it's so pretty... love what you've done with the backing and the wavy quilting looks perfect for it! Well done on your finish, Marit.

  4. What a beautiful quilt! That is such a great fabric line and I really like how you chose to use it! Your quilting looks great too!

  5. The colors are great, so bright and clean. Perfect for any baby. I love the pieced back too.

  6. Such a darling quilt. I love the shot on the crib ; )

  7. I like those wavy lines, I might have to try that on my next project. It turned out looking great with no borders and that scrappy bright binding

  8. Gorgeous quilt! Love the scrappy binding :)


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