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Summersville Baby Quilt

June 25, 2012

I absolutely fell in love with Lucie Summers' Summersville fabric collection when I first laid eyes on it at Quilt Market last Fall.  With that, I had been looking for the perfect project to use Summersville, when a family friend commissioned me to make a gender neutral baby quilt.  While at Quilt Market this Spring, I picked up Cluck Cluck Sew's new Inside Out quilt pattern.  Ordered some Summersville, and before I knew it I had found the perfect project to use Summersville!  :)

Although the cutting took a good amount of time, the quilt top came together quite quickly.  I used Kona Cotton Snow for the pluses, and absolutely love how the quilt came out.

I used a new long arm quilt pattern, and am very happy with how everything turned out.  The parents are NYC dwellers, so I wanted to achieve a modern/urban feel with the quilt.

Since it is a baby quilt, I opted to use fun and quirky alphabet print on the back.  I also couldn't resist adding a strip of the line work/binding fabric to the backing.

This sweet baby is not only getting a quilt, but also a stuffed owl!  Our family friend was interested in learning how to sew.  Like so many, she had a bad experience with her Home Ec teacher in junior high and I had high hopes of re-introducing her to the sewing machine and hopefully overriding her past experience.  I taught my first adult sewing lesson, and we spent four hours after church working on this cutie (pattern is Olive the Owl by Freddie's Friends).  I have to say that I was so impressed with her sweet little owl, and know that the baby will love it!  :)


  1. Cute quilt! Don't you love baby quilts? They are so fast and satisfying.

  2. Great quilt - it turned out super!! I love Summersville too - so versatile!

  3. Those are wonderful fabrics that made a sweet quilt. The owl is darling too. I hope you were able to change her mind about sewing.

  4. Adorable! I love your little quilt. Do you do your binding on the machine? I'm currently doing a "Finish Some UFO's Before You Start Anything Else" project so I'm experimenting with doing the binding on the machine. I'm not liking the results so far. Cute quilt!

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  5. It's darling!!! I love the pattern of the quilt top and also the quilting pattern! :) You inspire me!

  6. such a cute owl! and i love how the quilt came out. you are rocking the longarm girl :)

  7. LOVE your quilt and that pattern. Must go and ad it to my grwoing list of pdf's ;-)

  8. This quilt turned out so great. You really had a great vision. What a gender neutral quilt. And I love the back. The owl is too much fun!


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