* DSQ quilt

Posted on August 13th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

I finally finished my Ice Pops baby quilt from the Denyse Schmidt Quilts book. I started it way back in January, and finished the piecing really quickly. Completely messed up the quilting, though. The book has it quilted in a crosshatch pattern, so I started by trying that out by machine. It was Awful, all lumpy and skewed. I think I’m going to try some potholders next time I feel like quilting since I obviously don’t have the hang of my walking foot yet. Anyway, I ripped it all out and decided I didn’t like the crosshatch pattern anyway. Instead I hand quilted down the middle of each strip of cream. This took forever, and by the time I finished there was no way I was going to do one stitch of handsewing to put on the binding. So the binding is just sewn on all at once, which looks fine on the front and a bit uneven on the back. Since the baby in question is now 2 months old, that’s a compromise I am happy with.


26 Responses to “DSQ quilt”

  1. madmommy Says:

    Ah yes, binding…the scourge of the quilting world. Or, at least, my quilting world. But it looks beautiful, and I think the quilting you did was a better choice than what the book suggests.

  2. Julie Says:

    I think it looks wonderful! Great color choice! And sometimes you just have to take the shortcut. The handsewn binding on my last quilt took me longer to do than the piecing, and quilting put together!

  3. Amanda Says:

    Congrats on finishing it, it’s lovely! Lucky baby! I’m with you on getting the quilting down, I’m still terrified of it. That’s why I have 3 quilts waiting to be quilted.

  4. tammie Says:

    wow – nice job!
    lucky babe

  5. lisa s Says:

    ooohh and ahhh… it came out fabulous! i wish i was the lucky recipient

  6. Tsoniki Says:

    Beautiful! That quilt looks great. Binding is the toughest thing for me … four it looks like? LOL I always get to the binding and then just stop for a while. I am making a baby blanket/quilt right now too and it’s the binding that is holding me up.


  7. Mia Says:

    Love the quilt. Is gorgeous!

  8. macati Says:

    I like it very much! I love quilted stuffs… keep on, manela

  9. Blair Says:

    so pretty! The colors give this quilt an entirely different look than the one in her book, I like it. You know, I’m not crazy about the crosshatch pattern done on the one in the book either.

  10. lyn Says:

    How lovely, I think it looks gorgeous.
    : )

  11. mary Says:

    nice job – it looks fantastic! what a lucky baby.

  12. abbyjane Says:

    I just finished a Denyse Schmidt quilt for my neice and she is already six months old. Mine also pieced quickly and than took forever to finish. I did the binding all at once on the machine and it is a bit wonky, but I’m pleased with it overall. And I got it to her before her sweet sixteen so that’s a good thing.

  13. Gillian Greding Says:

    Love the look of this quilt. VERY hip and modern and fab!

  14. kate Says:

    Looks great, very modern!

    I once had someone work on a baby blanket for one of my kids for about three years, so 2 months isn’t that bad. :)

  15. kathy Says:

    I’ve been looking for some inspiration for a baby quilt I need to make, I hadn’t thought to scale this pattern down but yours turned out fabulous. I really like the clean colors and the blues you chose to use. Incredibly beautiful!

  16. Kate Says:

    It looks fantastic! And from the ‘glass is half full’ school of thought, not only do you have a wonderful finished quilt – you have learnt a considerable sum about quilting too. [Which is much better than learning valuable lessons from UFOs which lurk in the cupboard radiating a malignant presence. : ) ]

  17. Regina Says:

    I love how it turned out! It really is a beautiful gift!

  18. caroline Says:

    I love the colours you used – I am in the middle of hand quilting my version of Ice Pops – well really it is sat there waiting for me to carry on with it as I got very fed up with quilting it. However, seeing yours has given me the kick I needed to get it finished- thank you.

  19. Dacia Says:

    this is gorgeous! well done. :)

  20. Melissa Says:

    Love the quilt and the colors you used!

  21. littleshika Says:

    congrats on finishing the quilt. it looks great! i love the colors you’ve chosen.

  22. Kristin R Says:

    Well, dispite what you may feel about it, I think it’s beautiful! You know it took me more than a year to finish my first quilt. I’m hoping the get Denyse Schmidt’s book for Christmas, the patterns are so great. I really love the colors, wonderful!

  23. k8tykat Says:

    actually, i think that the binding really suits the look of the quilt. the “skewed” bit really adds so much more character. i love it.

  24. hillary Says:

    ooh I love it! great colors. and yeah, one should never look at binding from the back. that’s where I hide all my dirty little quilting secrets :)

  25. sulu-design Says:

    I just came across your blog through a link on juileree (don’t you just love Julie?) and I’m loving so much of what I see here – especially this quilt! I look forward to visiting your blog again soon.


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