Monday, May 9, 2016

Peanut's Baby {Quilt}

My sister is having a baby very soon and his nickname is Peanut. Unlike me, she is not surprised by the gender of her babies, but keeps their names a closely guarded secret. 

I was very late in giving her other boys their quilts, Primarily Sean and Gabe in the Hat. This time I wanted to get a small quilt done before my new nephew actually arrived!

The Moda Love Quilt has popped up in my friends' Facebook feed and I also noticed quite a few being made on Instagram. It is a layer cake pattern, but includes charm and min charm patterns also.

I found my Moda Mod Century by Jenn Ski charm pack, in my stash, that I had picked up a few years ago which I paired with Kona Snow from my stash.
I love the orange, reds and blues for a boy.

The trickiest part was deciding what colors were going to be the full squares and HSTs. I grabbed my colored pencils and made quick work. After making the HSTs and playing with the layout on the design wall. 

I blinked and had a top. It pieced quickly, even when I added a small border to make it slightly bigger than the original pattern.

I loaded it up on Ole Betsy, and decided on a FMQ circle quilting based on a pantograph I saw online that I now intend to purchase for the future.

The coordinating blue flannel backing quilted and washed very nicely for a sweet new baby.

And the orange swirl by Moda gave the edges the pop and the draw to the center that I wanted.

A tiny printed label on the back and it was sent off posthaste to her. I beat the baby's arrival!

Quilt Stats
Size: 36" square
Pattern: Moda Love 
Fabrics: Mod Century Charm Pack by Moda, Orange Marble Swirl,
Kona Snow, Joann Fabrics Flannel
Quilting: Free motion circles on HQ Avante longarm

I definitely plan to use this pattern again, possibly in the Layer Cake size!


  1. Everything about this is beautiful! As much as I love Instagram, I'm glad that you are going back to blogging, I wish others would too. Love seeing your creations!

    1. Oh my goodness Stacy! So glad to hear it! Blogging is sort of a record for me, but as I've been catching up, I realized how much I missed the documenting the process and sharing my failures and triumphs. Unfortunately, I'm soooo behind and I'm not sure if y'all are seeing the backdated projects I'm posting?!?

  2. What a coincidence -- I have this pattern out on my table with a now getting-to-be-vintage Hoopla charm pack and a white Bella Solid charm pack. Your quilt turned out great. I like how you focused the orange in the center. Is your additional border cut 3 1/2"? The whole thing is wonderful. Oh, and I had a new niece born yesterday, but her quilt is ready to go -- just waiting for the label to be added now that I know her name (Delaney).

    1. Perfect!!! Yes, I did add 3 1/2" borders. Love that name! Won't know my nephew's until he is born. *le sigh*

  3. I am feeling your blogging pain. I am almost a year behind with my personal blog. I have been trying to get caught up with my blog while working on a number of quilting projects! I love your work so hope you will keep posting. It will be so fun to go back and see all you have accomplished over the years!

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