Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Amelia Quilt: Tyler's New Big Girl Bed!

Hi everyone!

This is Debbie Taylor from the Fat Quarter Shop. I recently made a new quilt for my granddaughter’s big girl bed and I couldn’t wait to show everyone what I made!

The Amelia collection by Me & My Sister Designs is here and I could hardly wait to make something from the fabric! I was drawn to the pattern “Dots & Charms Bed Runner & Pillows by Cotton Way, but I wanted to expand the pattern to fit a twin size bed.




I loved the pink dot fabric, so I choose 22167-12 as the background. For a twin size I needed 88 – 8.5” unfinished blocks so I purchased 4 ½ yards.




I cut all the circles and squares from an Amelia Fat Quarter Bundle. I had lots of fabric leftover but I loved having so many choices for the pattern.




To make the circle blocks, I made a plastic template for the 2 circles. Then I traced the circles on the wrong side of the fabrics and cut the circles out.  I then repeated for the squares.




To assemble the circle blocks, I placed the larger circle in the center of my 8 ½” square. I stitched ¼” in from outside edge of the circle and I used a stitch length of 1.5. Then I placed the smaller circle in the center of the larger circle and stitched using the same method.

When this quilt is completed and washed, the raw edges are going to fray and I wanted to be sure they didn’t fray past the stitching.






I assembled the square blocks with the same shorter stitch length.






It was really fun to put the different color combinations together with this fabric collection. Each block is bright and cheerful.




Here is the layout alternating the circles with the squares.






Here is the finished quilt for my granddaughter, Tyler’s new big girl bed!!!!



This is Sydney - Tyler's baby sister.





21 comments:

Barbara McD said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!! (And the quilt is cute, too!!)

Tina said...

I don't know what I like better, the gorgeous quilt or the sweet baby! Both are awesome!

ritainalaska said...

cute baby! great quilt. have copied a pictue to my idea folder; easy, attractive quilt to make! thanx for the idea.

Learn How To Make Quilts said...

really cute quilt and baby as well. I love the bright colors in this Amelia line. I just can't justify buying such a stack when I have tons of fabric in my sewing room. although I have none as bright and cheerry as this!! lovely!!!

Stitched With Prayer said...

An absolutely adorable quilt for a beautiful and adorable new little girl. I really love this quilt and need a little girl quilt fast...hmmm. Hugs...

Denise said...

Great quilt! Tyler is one lucky little girl and Sydney is adorable! Aren't grandchildren amazing? I love my little grandson to pieces! :-)
Denise
http://perchedonapincushion.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Sweet baby and such a cheerful, happy quilt! Luv the fabric, the pattern and the quilting!

jennyy

Danielle said...

Tyler and Sydney are very to have such a wonderful talented grandmother! Love love love the quilt! Thank you grandma!

Julie said...

This is just wonderful. I have 2 new granddaughters arriving in the next 5 months. How on earth do I find the time to do something so adorable?

momt said...

When I saw this line of fabric--I knew that will need to make a quilt for my granddaughter Amelia--
Love yours it looks wonderful

AnnieK said...

Soooo pretty! I'm sure little Tyler will love her quilt from Grandma for a long, long time. :-)

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

This is so adorable!!! I just love it!!

Mame Johnston said...

This is just a wonderful use of these fun prints. You did an amazing job, too!

WoolenSails said...

What a beautiful quilt for the crib and wonderful fabric choices.

Debbie

Peggy said...

Squeal! A new baby on a new quilt!! Almost as irresistible as a new baby out of the bathtub in jammies. Sigh.

montse said...

Muy bonita la colcha. Parece de facil realizacion y es muy original. Felicidades.

Cornfield Quilter said...

What an adorable quilt! My grandaughters would love it too and they are fast approaching teen years. :D

Carrie P. said...

Both are adorable!

Cindy said...

Happy, girlie, perfection! Bravo!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

That is a fantastic quilt pattern, and what a lovely 'fresh squishy' you have there... she is adorable.
~Kimberlee

Munir said...

Nice and jolly design That is a fantastic quilt pattern, and what a lovely 'fresh squishy' you have there... she is adorable.