Saturday, June 27, 2009

Stacked Coins

I'm going to a Baby Shower this afternoon for one of my girlfriends who's baby is due the first week of July.

Above is after washing

Nothing like leaving things to the last minute; I only finished hand sewing the binding and washing it this morning.

Stacked Coins

Above is before washing

The idea came from Crazy Mom Quilts blog and the pattern can be found here at Moda fabrics. (Don't forget clicking on the pictures make them bigger)

I used one charm pack of Moda's "Flutterby" pattern and random fabrics from my stash to finish out the required coins. The baby's room is in green so I made that the focus colour with orange as the second colour because that's her favourite colour.

It took me three weeks from start to finish. One really solid weekend of sewing and then just here and there before and after work.

I didn't really find any mistakes in the pattern; although, I had to trim the top and bottom coin strips by a bit to make them fit the white lenghts of fabric in between the rows.

I really like how this quilt turned out. I enjoyed the process of making it and would recommend the pattern. My pictures don't really do it justice, it's wicked in real life and crinkled up perfectly after washing. The Big Man gave it his stamp of approval!

NOW THE BEST PART is finally here....since I had such a tight time line on getting this done I REFUSED to let myself start reading "Breaking Dawn" which is the final book in the Twilight Saga written by Stephenie Meyer. I snuck one look and made the Big Man read me a random paragraph to tide me over from the withdrawl I was suffering. See you soon!

Stacked Coins


Anonymous said...

Nana will be pleased that you have added another post. She says she enjoys reading your blog and checking out FB. You're off to a shower, I'm off to a Red Hat Luncheon. Getting ready to decorate our float in the Canada Day Parade. Mom

Quilting Newbie said...

I love your stacked coins is beautiful. You have such a way with combining fabric. I agree with "Nana", I am always pleased when you have a new post as well.

crazyquiltlady said...

I love this quilt 32.5-- It is beautiful- you make me want to start a quilt or even maybe finish some of the stack of UFO that I have!!!

Sara said...

I love the stacked coin quilts. Yours looks great and I am sure your friend will love it!

And I love the Twilight Series! They are sooo good!

32point5 said...

Hi Ladies! Thanks for all the lovely comments. The quilt was well received and even brought out the water-works!

Hope you all are enjoying your summer!