Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Trip to the Bakery

Late yesterday morning, I decided to go to the bakery. I had never been to this particular bakery before and thought that this was as good a time as any because I had a craving for something sweet. And something sweet I found!

To clarify, this was not your typical storefront bakery, but Moda's Bake Shop as in Moda, the fabric people. I can't tell you too much about the site because I never made it past the first page because this 'to die for' baby quilt was smiling back at me.


My nephew and his wife are expecting their first child in May and I knew I wanted to make a baby quilt as soon as they told me. I bought the fabric about 3 months ago and I've been searching for the perfect pattern ever since...but to no avail. Until yesterday, that is.

I printed off the pattern, read the instructions and breathed a sigh of relief...I had more than enough fabric! From the outset, the fabric I had in mind for this quilt was a collection of 1930's reproduction prints in a variety of pastels and with a kiddie theme. This design was just what the doctor ordered...no pun intended.

It was about 2:00 p.m. and without further ado, I got busy. I got all the pieces cut out before dinner and started piecing right after.

The sewing machine was just a humming...and me too!



Everything was moving right along and I had to use my best friend Mistress Seam Ripper only once.


By 9:00 p.m. all 12 blocks were pieced. Rather than tempt fate, I decided to call it a night and continue in the morning.

I finished assembling all the blocks by 9:30 a.m. and then attached the first border.


Next came the fun part...the Prairie Points. I love doing Prairie Points. They are a little labor-intensive but they add so much character and interest to a quilt.


After the Prairie Points came the outside border and...voila...the completed top!

And here's the backing fabric.

I am absolutely thrilled with my trip to the bakery and I have to thank Jodi from Simply This That and the Other for designing Pinwheels and Prairie Points. Jodi, that's one more thing I can strike off my "to do" list and for this I am eternally grateful.
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And do you know what's best about the bake shop?
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Everything is ZERO calories!
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Happy stitching!

25 comments:

Anne said...

That quilt is adorable. I printed out the instructions also and plan to do it in 30's fabs too. Now I know exactly what it will look like! Thanks for the preview. LOL And...it's nice to know how quickly it makes up. Jodi is just the best!

Kimberly said...

How yummy!

(Ha! The word verification below reads... shisart. I think it should be shizam... cause that quilt is so darn sweet!)

Stina said...

Love your version of Jodis quilt... love that bakery!!! :o)

Stephanie said...

So sweet. I do love prairie points. Now if cookies and pie would be zero calories!

Annette said...

It turned out sooo sweet. (calorie-free sweet) Beautiful work!

Emma Loves Stitching said...

Beautiful, your nephew and his wife are defo going to be over the moon with receiving this as a baby gift!

Candace said...

Gotta love that calorie count, Kaaren! I was just over there this morning and saw that - and here you've pieced it already! Way to go and it's adorable!
Cheers!

Khris said...

ohhh my this is just gorgeous...love it..hugs Khris

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh Kaaren. This totally speaks to me. Love it. How fun.

Carrie P. said...

I love that "bakery" too. I have printed off several of the patterns but have not had the time to make anything since I have been working on the guild quilt.

Screen Door said...

The backing is perfect!!! I printed this out. I think I'm going to use Dandelion girl fabrics from Fig tree quilts. With today's economic times---Nice to have free patterns for sharing...

Julie said...

kaaren, the quilt is just adorable! love the fabrics. isn't it a good feeling when everything just happens right and comes together so nicley?
you've made a gift which i'm sure will be cherished for many years to come....not unlike the lovely gifts you made/sent to me.
julie xoxoxo

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Kaaren, that is an absolutely beautiful quilt! I can't believe you got it done so quickly! Many blessings to the baby!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What an adorable baby quilt. I know your nephew and his wife are going to love it. I will have to check out the pattern on Moda. They have such neat stuff.

Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

LOVE THE MODA BAKE SHOP.!! I did not know it existed. great little quilt. I love the backing. I had picked up some doll cut out material some time ago, now I know what to do with it. Thanks fo sharing. Linda

Sherri said...

Great trip to the bakery...you finished this quilt so fast! I want to make it too...I love pinwheels and prairie points! I love your fabrics!

Rumi said...

Very cute baby quilt! Love the backing fabric too. Hmmm... I may need to visit the bakery too!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh how sweet! I made one too...scroll on my blog to Sept 08 to see it. I just love the prairie points and movement!

Rose Marie said...

This wee quilt is adorable and I love the backing fabric! Well done!

Dorothy said...

The quilt is lovely, Kaaren. There is something very warm and inviting about the thirties fabrics. I just love them.

Karen said...

Pinwheels and prairie points, a perfect combination. Love the fabric.

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Now that is just darling. I wish I could quilt so I could make one for my grand baby to be. Love the backing fabric too!

Mel said...

Love it! That is my favorite bake shop too! We should meet there sometime for sweets and cocoa!

Darlene said...

A very successful trip to the 'bakery' - it's darling, Kaaren!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Kaaren,
Your baby quilt is so precious and the backing makes it even cuter. She'll be playing paper dolls crawling around. This is the only kind of bakery I need to visit.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie