Tuesday, July 6, 2010

eat. quilt. repeat.

I've wanted to make this quilt ever since
I first saw it on
Moda Bake Shop.
Apparently, so did Corrie.
She beat me to it.

That V&Co. she's a clever one!

I had just the right little baby boy
coming along to make this for.

Mom's colors are some of my favorites.
I really like going with the darker,
more vibrant colors for this quilt.

I love a fat binding on the back.

Usually, I don't have time and I put a smaller binding on and machine attach it. But I actually had a few extra days on this one so I was able to hand do the back binding. I cut a 2 1/2" strip and did not double it. I wanted that big 2 inches showing on the back.

Nest Flannel Backing
As soon as I find out what one of my nieces is having.....
yep, I'm going back to this one.
It was quick, fast and fun.


  1. Bright & bold for baby. Cute! That backing will be snuggly for when he's "sleep"ing. Nieces having babies?? Not on this side of the family. :-)

  2. That is so cute!! I really like it alot!

  3. I have never seen binding like this! fabulous!

  4. I just adore the fat binding.
    How did you get a finished edge on the backside if you didn't double the fabric over?

  5. Ranelle
    After I've sewn all my strips together for the binding, I then iron a 1/4-ish" hem on ONE side of the binding. Attach the raw edge side of the strips to the quilt and the ironed side is already turned for you to hand stitch down.

  6. ooh i really want one too. i've been making a bigger binding lately. but your's is really cool.

  7. Thanks so much for the how-to. I can't wait to try it.

  8. Very cute and I love those words.

  9. two things des...love love love the fat binding on the back. what a fabulous idea...you rock.

    two, your post title made me think of eat, pray, love..and i saw the previews this weekend...and whereas i LOVED the book, im afraid julia roberts is just a deal breaker for me...won't be able to see the moive your thoughts oh, wise one?

  10. I've loved this quilt since I first saw it too. This version is adorable!

  11. Great job Des! Love the red and the wide binding folded to the back.

  12. The binding is darling. I've never seen that done before. Such a fun quilt!

  13. I love it! I've never seen a chunky binding like that - how cool! The whole thing is just fantastic.

  14. remember how you are my favorite person in the entire world for making me that adorable quilt....i am not lying even a little bit when i say that i go into babies room and stare at that beauty several times a day....i almost cry everytime i look at it, because it makes me think of how sweet, wonderful, and talented you are. i really really appreciate it....and i will treasure that precious little blanket forever....and baby j will love it. thank you so so much. i love you!