Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Quilt I Totally Forgot to Blog About

What can I say? Life got a bit busy for me this year, and I wasn't able to keep up with this blog the way I have in the past. I completely forgot to blog about my It's a Hoot, Baby quilt!

It's a Hoot Baby

This quilt was made together with my work colleagues for our manager who had a baby girl earlier last year. I started with two charm packs of It's a Hoot by Momo (Moda), added in some strips of grey Sherbet Pips, adapted my Easy Going Modern pattern (I'm totally a one-hit wonder, folks!) and we went to town. I brought in my sewing machine one day and set it up in our meeting room, and gave everyone the rundown of what they'd be doing.



First up, fabric selection.


Then came piecing. Most of my colleagues had never used a sewing machine before, but they did so well!



They arranged their blocks on the design wall.


Then I took everything home and put on a few finishing touches.

Quilting was two sizes of loopy loops - it's quickly become one of my favourite go-to motifs for a quick finish - and bound with a nice check cut on the bias.

It's a Hoot Baby Binding

The back was built around a large piece of the deer print (LOVE), and used up a bunch of my scraps/stash fabrics. It's hard to tell in the photo, but we all signed a strip of Kona Snow and I pieced it into the back.

It's a Hoot Baby back

Our manager loved it, as did her sweet girl. This was a 2013 FAL finish which I have already linked. Are you going to join in for 2014? Do it! It's fun! I finished a few long-standing WIPs this year because of it.

16 comments:

  1. OH what is that deer print on the back, it is awesome! This is just a super fun way to involve the office in a present! I LOVE IT! Please send me a message with the name of that print... lisamcgriff (at) Hotmail (dot) com

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  2. What a great story! I love how you all working together to make the quilt! And I love the pattern

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  3. Wow, I love how you brought your sewing machine to work and got everyone to help piece! What a thoughtful and heartfelt gift. It means so much more with everyone actually participating. I'm off to check of the FAL too. Maybe I can get some things crossed off the list.

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  4. It's a wonderful quilt and what a fun work project! I am so glad the FAL is working for you and I will see you there for 2014 as I still have lots of UFOs to finish too.

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  5. I love this one! Lucky co-worker and baby!

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  6. Wow....what a great idea. It turned out wonderful!!

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  7. Well helloooooooo. This is so cute. Perfect binding for it and I love that big chunk of fabric on the back. Looks like a page from a storybook

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  8. Happy new Year! Congratulations on your finish. A lovely baby quilt.

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  9. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the FAL, I really need that motivation to get some things finished up! I love that you all contributed to this quilt, how fun to have your machine at work! Happy New Year xx

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  10. This looks so great!!!

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  11. What a great idea! I love that you got your coworkers in on the actual quilt construction process, which makes this an exceptionally wonderful gift! I love it when I have the chance to introduce people to quilt-piecing for the first time ... and I love it when they get the satisfaction of their first "I sewed this!"

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  12. That pieced backing is great!

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  13. Well this is just awesome. I love that you had your coworkers help with the quilt!!!

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  14. Oh, this is just lovely. I love that line, I used it to make one of my fave quilts ever for my goddaughter. You all did a great job, I love the communal effort, it looks like a lot of fun!

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  15. Love the co-workers helped out. It turned out great.

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  16. Sweet! I love that you took your machine to work and everyone chipped in!

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