Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Posh Tot Quilt

Not only is my friend Caroline about to have her first born, but so is my dear friend Annika. Due with a boy in early October, I recently finished up a crib quilt for him. For Annika's quilt, I used a pattern from Blue Underground Studios called Posh Tot. Annika is a modern girl who loves exciting colors but also simplicity at the same time. I thought this pattern was perfect for her and the little bambino-to-be.

Because the pattern was less involved, I felt that it had to be pretty heavily quilted for it to have a completed look. So for the first time, I sent my quilt top off to seek its fortune to be quilted on a long arm machine. Of course I used the services of my favorite shop, Quiltology, and look how wonderful the quilting turned out!

I did the backing in a turquoise Minkee, a very soft, fabric that I think is just perfect for any baby. I'd like to cuddle up in it myself really.

70 comments:

Jen - devourer of books said...

Wow, I think sending the blanket off was definitely worth it, that looks amazing.

Linnea (Johnson) Bergstrom said...

the quilt looks great!! i love how different it is, especially the circles with a square pattern (sorry, i don't know quilting terminology).

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the quilt Sarah! I can't wait for junior to cuddle up in it. He will be so posh. Loves it.

Annika

Amy and Andrew said...

I agree: definitely worth it to send it off. Do you think you could fit a long arm machine in your guest room?

Melissa said...

I. Love. It. Almost makes me wanna have a baby just so I can commission a quilt. Almost.

;)

Sarah said...

Well, I'd love to be able to fit a long arm machine in the room...I'd also love to have the green to afford it. They are pricey.

Jessica said...

I love that quilt. Doesn't quilting just take an awesome quilt and make it stunning? I love the fabric you chose to use!

heidi said...

wow. That is really cool.

heidi said...

wow. That is really cool.

Alissa - alissahaight@hotmail.com said...

What a beautiful quilt!! The quilt is amazing!! Great, fun color choices.

Hauna said...

You are an ingenious quiltologist. Do you want a seed from my money tree so you can buy this so-called long arm?

peacenluv78 said...

HA! TOO COOL! i have the same swirly fabric which i made into a bag. the quilt came out beautifully! hear you on adding more stock! have to do the same!

Dana said...

Beautiful! Lovely fabric combo and I love the minky backing.

The Lindahl News said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE this quilt. The pattern and the quiting are a match made in heaven.
Just as its recipient!

bombbb said...

oh my, that is beautiful. you are so talented, sarah!

Jena said...

that's fantastic! I've thought about taking up quilting, but I haven't finished my last cross-stitching project yet...

Amylouwho said...

Somehow I had missed this post. That quilt is amazing!!! I love the simple modern design. And that quilting is nothing short of exceptional. Those circles are so nice and round! It's gorgeous.

AmericnJewl said...

Gorgeous! I don't suppose you know the brand/designer of the circle fabric. If you can recall the name, please email me! crystal at thecrosbys dot net

Marisa said...

Um, Ok. I WANT ONE TOO! :) How can I commission you? Or... let's do a trade, I have handmade silkscreen prints...

Kim said...

This is absolutely stunning! What a lucky baby!

KateKwiltz said...

It's beautiful, love the color combination! I love Quiltology's fabric -- good to know they do have great quilting services, too!

pinklemonadelisa said...

This quilt knocks my socks off, first that aqua center square really pops, and the quilting is amazing! Now i want to send my quilts out too.

Bunny said...

Amazing quilt! and the quilting is perfect.

Stephanie said...

LOVE the color and the simplicity makes it so sophisticated! The quilting is amazing.

Doris said...

That is for one Posh Tot! Adorable, great colors, and the quilting is amazing for that fabric!

Robin said...

Fabric are beautiful...the quilting is amazing and really finishes off the quilt. Wonderful!!

Emma said...

Beautiful, and the quilting is amazing! I must admit I was relieved to read it was a longarmer's work ;)

QuiltyGoodness said...

The quilting here really makes the quilt! Definitely worth it.

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

That is amazing looking. I love the quilting and the colors.

rachel griffith said...

beautiful quilt.

Tami said...

Great colors! Minkee is the absolutely best baby quilt backing fabric. I bet the mom loves it just as much as the new baby.

Hedgehog said...

I love that Kaffe Fassett fabric - and the quilting on this is just gorgeous!

Mary-Kay C. said...

Wow! The quilting is awesome and highlights the patterns in the fabric. Great choice.

Trudi said...

This is lovely, wish it was coming my way! Such a simple design that is made by the quilting. Beautiful!

Andi said...

Love the fabrics.
Love the quilting.

Zonnah said...

I really love the fabrics!

Janet Brady said...

I love the idea of making baby quilts in something other than your typical pastel blue, pink, yellow or green. Great visual stimulation for the baby too. The quilting is absolutely awesome!

Melody said...

Love the simple design with heavy quilting. Perfection!

melissa s. said...

beautiful colors and the quilting is just amazing!

Lisa said...

Love this quilt and the quilting is just perfect!

SarahB said...

Love the fun print and the quilting is perfect!

Donna said...

Love the colors & style! AND thanks for posting a link to your store, I'm SO there. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

this is gorgeous. i love the composition. when you send it to be quilted do you give them direction on the pattern? it's beautiful.

kangaroo said...

oops...that last comment was from me!

Linda said...

What terrific colours for a little one, and the design is just wonderful.

stitchinpenny said...

Bright and beautifully modern looking. A baby quilt,but not Too traditional. I love it.

StegArt said...

Great quilt. I love the quilting design on it.

Kerri said...

oh, i love it, and what a cute name!! the colors and are so stunning!!

Jennifer said...

love the bright colors!

Quilt Rat said...

Definitely Fabulous!

Anne said...

Beautiful fabric choices and the quilting design looks great!

Coloradolady said...

This is just adorable...I love the design.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

It's adorable and perfect blend of modern and cozy! Great work - Thanks for sharing :)

Anina said...

Absolutely amazing!

Ariane said...

Beautiful quilt!!!

whoopdedoo_5 said...

I am in love with these colors, they are so bright and fun! :)

Robin said...

Bright and happy! Perfect for a baby quilt. And minkee too? Mmmm. Soft! :)

andrea_nicole said...

Those bright colors made me smile. Love the quilt.

rebecs said...

love the quilted circles.

Stephanie D. said...

Perfect balance between busy fabric and simple design! So effective and so cheerful!

Annika said...

Now thats a really nice quilt. Lovely colors and the quilt-pattern is beautiful!

Lisa D. said...

Cute as can be - the quilting really adds the perfect touch!

Jeannette said...

I Love this quilt, both the colours and the quilting. Would you know what the quilting design was or did you design it yourself. I f you do would you be able to leave a message on my blog or email me please.I have a quilt that the design would be perfect for.

Belva said...

I love the colors and the quilting. Beautiful job.

Christa Irell said...

What a beautiful quilt! Great colour and fabric choices and the quilting really complements it perfectly.

Heather said...

That is such a great quilt. Love the colors, the design, and the quilting pattern!

Aimee said...

So beautiful! The quilting is amazing!

Pamela said...

What a great quilt, and the quilting is perfect, that was a great investment!

SewCalGal said...

Fun fabrics. You did a great job!
Thanks for sharing!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

metrosupialdesigns said...

I just drool every time I see the quilting on this.

When I read your post above about not enjoying the quilting part, I was right there with you.

Unfortunately my pocketbook can't catch up with my quilting, so the tops lay quietly under my bed.