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Jimmy’s Quilts

After six months, Jimmy’s quilts for his room are finished!  It was such a great moment to see my son rest on the bed quilt today — smiling the whole time.  We even got a shot with his dog, Dunder.  Just above his bed is a wall hanging with animals illustrating the ABCs.  I am looking forward to many bedtime stories on this special quilt.  My goal was to use fun happy colors and I couldn’t have been more pleased with how they turned out!

Onto the details…

The bed quilt is full size at 84″ x 93″ using the Yellow Brick Road pattern by Atkinson Designs.  It is a great quilt for fat quarters.  Although this was my first time using the pattern for a bed size quilt, I have completed a lap quilt and several baby quilts with this pattern.  Each quilt looks so different with the color variations.  For this quilt, I used 24 fat quarters with my main inspiration from Amy Schimler’s original Animal Party collection.  I originally bought a half-yard of her Quilts for Kids Monkey Fabric when I was in New York for my cousin’s wedding in November 2009.  Since then, I have been collecting the Animal Party line and coordinating fabric!  Once I found out I was pregnant, I started to dig into this wonderful stash of fabric to pick my baby’s quilt fabrics.  As a side note, the line was designed for the Quilts for Kids organization, providing quilts for children in need — including babies in the NICU.

The wall hanging is a fabric panel that I chopped up and reassembled with sashing.  The panel is Jenn Ski’s A to Z.  Like Amy, her illustrations a fun, whimsical, and artistic.  She is currently releasing a new line with Moda called Ten Little Things.  It is hot off the press, as she just blogged about it today!  The panel was originally the length of the fabric and was vertical.  To hang over a bed, I redesigned it to have a horizontal layout.  The panel’s background color was originally a bright blue.  You would never know with the Kona Sand sashing and orange border.

Over the past month, I had to take a break from all other projects to complete Jimmy’s quilts.  Now that this project is complete, I should be able to get back into blogging.  I just started a new quilt class and I am finishing up some major projects that have never been shown!  It will be a fun blogging month!

Oh and since, I am very excited for this quilt, I will be posting everywhere:

Confetti Quilt for Jimmy

It has been some time since my last posting, as my I went into preterm labor and delivered my son 10 weeks early in September.  These past weeks have been quite busy with no time to quilt, but he is finally home!  We are now getting our rhythm down, and today is the first time in a couple of months that I have used my sewing machine for quilting.  The past few hours have been very productive!  I am looking forward to next month, when I will be able to do a lot more quilting — in between feedings, diaper changes, and snuggle time with my son!  Here is a picture of Little Jimmy on his quilt that his Grandma made for him:

Back in February, I finished my Confetti Quilt.  I was on a roll creating many baby blankets earlier in the year.  I loved my Confetti Quilt so much that I kept it for my future baby — which at that time, I wasn’t expecting.

In the NICU, the isolettes are covered with blankets and quilts from Project Linus and local church organizations.  When I saw the blankets and quilts, I knew the perfect quilt that I could bring in for Jimmy’s isolette.  The Confetti Quilt was used for his isolette and then used to cover his mattress when he graduated to a crib.  Now that the Little Man is home, his quilt will get a lot more use with tummy time!

I am sharing this post in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy’s Creative Side.  Click on the button below to view the festival of quilts.  It is only the first day and there are already over 200 quilts on display!


Big News

I am expecting in November!

Over the past few years, I have been collecting fabric for my own baby quilt.  In 2009, I discovered Amy Schimler’s original Animal Party fabric line.  These are my two favorite fabrics:

I now have plenty of coordinating fabric to make the baby quilts.  I will be making a full size bed quilt and a crib quilt.

I already started the crib quilt with the summer panel.  Aren’t the colors awesome for a baby’s room?!

Best of all, Animal Party Too was just released in May!  Perfect timing 🙂

Celebrating One Year

Exactly a year ago, I started my blogging journey on February 22, 2010.  My first post was the kick-off of Anina’s Pinwheel Party, where I showed a sneak peek of my fabrics for this quilt-a-long.  A couple of weeks ago, I finished up this project.

To celebrate this finish and a wonderful year of quilting, I am hosting a give away of 4 black background batik fat quarters from my collection.  You have three chances to win:  One: Leave a comment  Two: Follow my blog and leave a comment.  Three: “Like” my Just Launched Facebook page and leave another comment to let me know!  Leave your comments by Monday, February 28  to be entered.  I will use the Random Number Generator and will announce the winner on Tuesday.

I am linking up with Quilt Story’s Fabric Tuesday.

Fresh Poppy Design

CraftedAngles is Featured on Gen X Quilters

Each Friday, Gen X Quilters Blog has a feature on one of their follwers and…

CraftedAngles is being featured today on Gen X Quilters: Follower Friday!!

Check out this week’s Friday Follower Blog Posting to learn more about me, my favorite quilt, and more.  Thanks AnneMarie!

Sea Turtles: Take 2

Happy Monday!  This weekend, I finished up my sea turtle project using used McKenna Ryan’s Sea Breeze Pattern.  I attempted applique for the first time.  I created two color variations: pastel and bold colors.  Each 12″ square block was machine quilted and stretched over canvas.  Which version do you like best?

Since this is a more modern design, I am linking up with the Sew Modern Monday Link Up hosted by Canoe Ridge CreationsCheck out other people’s {Sew} Modern Monday links.

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

Updated Theme: craftedAngles

My blog is getting a new look.  This weekend, I have been attached to my computer finishing up my logo and updating my theme.  I still have hours to go resizing images for thumbnails for my various posts and picking my featured postings.  In the meantime, please let me know if you have any suggestions or tips! (Thanks in advance)

The Finish Line: Quilt Along

AmandaJean from Crazy Mom Quilts hosted Quilt-a-Long in July.  After some major pauses on this project, I was able to complete the quilt early December.  It was the perfect for Jim’s grandmother for Christmas.  I was very pleased with the pieced back that incorporated the main design.  I was also able to piece a label into the quilt.  It was a great quilt-along and truly a great stash buster.

Check out the Flickr Group with some of the completed projects.


Blog Catch Up: A Week of Presenting Finishes

Over the past few weeks, I have been quilting without blogging.  With Christmas fast approaching, this week will be a series of showing off my quilting gifts that I have been finishing over the past few months.

Here is my most recent finish called “Dragonflies”.  It is named after the symbolism that Walter Dudley Cavert illustrated in poem about loved ones that have died and “the fact that we cannot see our friends or communicate with them after the transformation which we call death is no proof that they cease to exist.”

This quilt was given today to a family that found comfort with symbolism of the dragonfly after their son/brother passed away.  When my brother passed away last year, this family provided me a lot of support.  Since I find healing by quilting, I started this quilt in March when I found the perfect dragonfly fabric.  After nine months, I finally finished the quilt.  It is complete with a pieced backing, a sewn-in label that I designed, double borders, and vibrant colors throughout a diamond pattern.