Monday, September 26, 2011

Calming Seas quilt finish!

Looking for my blogiversary giveaway?  It's right over here...

I finished up my quilt for the 100 Quilts for Kids campaign this weekend!

Swim, Bike, Quilt

This quilt will be donated locally within my area, to my local Ronald McDonald House charity, who provides a home away from home for families of pediatric patients in area hospitals.  This is the second quilt I've made to give away, and I have to say, it feels good (the first was donated via Margaret's Hope Chest earlier this year).


Do you have a quilty bucket list?  I sort of do, though it's entirely in my head.  There's lots of quilt blocks that I love and want to make, and the classic bow-tie block was on that list.  I used a half-yard bundle I've had in my stash pretty much since the dawn of my stash, and I'm really glad I finally used it.  In using it, I fell in love with it again, which was a nice surprise.  For the binding, I used Kona Regatta, one of my current favorite blues.


It's been a while since I finished off a baby quilt - I forgot how quickly they can be quilted and bound!  Not to mention how quickly they can be basted :)  This is the first quilt in a long time that I basted without my husband's help, which I think he was quite relieved about.  Given some of the other things I was working on this weekend, I didn't expect to finish this quilt, so it was a happy surprise.


Quilt Stats
Name: Calming Seas
Size: 48" square
Fabrics: MoMo Odyssea prints
Quilting: All-over meandering stipple by me
Binding: Kona Regatta, machined on
Pattern: My own personal chicken-scratch, but Megan wrote an awesome bow-tie quilt block tute for do.Good.Stitches that I highly recommend!

In other news, I finished another quilt this weekend, but you're going to have to be patient to see more of it!  Trust me, it will be worth the wait :)



  1. beautiful quilt! I, too, have always loved the bow tie and hope to make it in fabrics that remind me of my dad. Thanks for sharing such a lovely quilt!

  2. I love the bow tie too! I plan to make one but the opposite value's to yours. i.e. prints where the white is... weird!

  3. Beautiful quilt! The bow tie block is one of my favourites and on the list for a quilt!

  4. What a great little quilt! I don't think I've seen those fabrics before, but I love the colors together. Excellent work!

  5. Beautiful! and FMQ looks really professional!

  6. Well done! It's absolutely beautiful. The fabrics are perfect for this pattern. What a stunner!

  7. very pretty quilt! i think it's great that you are giving this away. someone will treasure it, for sure!

  8. Another beautiful finish!
    Love the bow ties, the fabric, and the binding - great fabric choices!

  9. It's beautiful!! I love the bowties!! Way to go!

  10. Great finish! I know your Calming Seas quilt will make someone very happy. I don't think I've seen Kona Regatta before--it looks awesome!

    And I'm loving your sneak peek! Very cool color combo.

  11. Lovely quilt! Your machine binding looks so much better than my attempt! :)

  12. lovely! isn't that pattern great? i made a throw with it a few weeks ago and it worked up so fast. it's a keeper!

  13. Lovely quilt! That pattern is great and your colours are lovely :-)

  14. Yea! I'm hoping to get my 100 kids quilt done this week too. I have a whole box of bow tie pieces that I cut out a few years ago that I've never sewn together. Yours looks great!

  15. Beautiful quilting, once again! I think the 100 Quilts campaign is so great!

  16. Gorgeous! I love using fabrics from the Dawn of My Stash. I feel extra virtuous somehow....

  17. You are one awesome sewing woman! :) Looks great, E! Thanks for linking up to SMM, too!

  18. Looks fabulous, Elizabeth! Yes, I have a bucket list too, whic I keep on my blog. The problem is that it keeps getting longer instead of shorter! :)

  19. Quilty bucket list how sweet!!! Great idea!!

    I have a quilt that I sold recently named Calm Seas too!

  20. Lovely! I'm sure it will be very much appreciated.

  21. Very cute quilt! The comments were disabled by the time I read your blogiversary post (can you tell I'm trying to catch up with your life before you leave for Sewing Summit?) So anyway. Have I only known you for a year? It's been great. I'm anxious to see what the next year brings for you.

    P.S. Regatta is SUCH a great blue. And I can't wait to see what you are baking!


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