August 4, 2016

Throwback Thursday #6: Frames

Where did the week go?  It's the first Thursday of the month and time for Throwback Thursday!

I'm sharing a quilt I made in February 2012 for the arrival of the first grandchild in my husband's family.

Frames baby quilt by Paige Alexander

The pattern is called Frames by Elizabeth Hartman and came as a trio of patterns, More Simple Modern Baby Quilts published in 2010.

The original block size was 8" and I enlarged them to 9".  I included a column of blocks on the back so I could still get the backing from from length of fabric.

Back of Frames by Paige Alexander

The main fabric was Zoology in Sea by Michael Miller.  I fussy cut the elephants, hippos, giraffes, frogs and trees for the center of the blocks. Every other block was framed in the same fabric, Scatter Square in Beige from the Mini Mikes collection also by Michael Miller.

Fussy cut giraffe framed in Scatter Square by Michael Miller

The rest of the blocks were made from coordinating fabrics in gray, beige and aqua.

Frames baby quilt by Paige Alexander


Frames baby quilt by Paige Alexander

I printed the label and incorporated it into one of the blocks on the back. No hand sewing on a label, Yay!

Label included in a block on the back of the quilt

I quilted it in an all over stipple design and pieced some random scraps together to practice the scale first and check the thread color.  I know it's a gray by Auriful.  This is the practice piece I still have.

Sample quilt sandwich to practice quilting motif and check thread color

From the leftovers I'm making another baby quilt.  The shower is Saturday and still need to sew on the binding.  I better get busy!

Quilt Stats:

  • Finished size:  45" x 45"
  • Pattern:  Frames by Elizabeth Hartman
  • Fabrics: Zoology, Scatter Square and Baby Dumb Dot by Michael Miller; Kona cotton solids and various prints
  • Thread: Aurifil 
  • Quilting design:  All over stipple meander
  • Batting: 100% Cotton Warm & White by the Warm Company
  • Completed: February 2012

Linking up to the 1st Anniversary dition of Throwback Thursday with Jenn at A Quarter Inch from the Edge and Needle and Thread Thursday with Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation.


17 comments :

  1. Hi Paige,
    You certainly do come with some modern color schemes! And some super cute quilts, I might add! This quilt matches the colors on your blog page. :)

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  2. I really like how you included some of the blocks on the back. Just the right spot for the label too! The same borders of all the fussy cut blocks really tie the whole thing together. Great job!

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  3. It's lovely both front and back! The Zoology fabric is way too cute and the label idea is way too clever (so maybe I'll have to steal it ;)))

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  4. This is a lovely baby quilt Paige. I remember this fabric. It works really well in the fussy cut blocks and looks great on the back as well.

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  5. Lovely, and I love the inclusion of blocks in the backing. I used that Zoology print for a quilt I made my first niece in 2013. :)

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  6. I love the cohesiveness of this quilt from the fussy cut centers to the colors to the repetition of the block motif on the back. It just gives off a wonderful cozy vibe. How fun that you had enough fabric left to make another.

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  7. Oh, I love love the quilt pattern and the fabrics you chose. So modern and cute. The backing is also a creative idea, and adds some extra design element. Excellent job!

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  8. That quilt is darling. I really like how you made it look so together with your fabric choices. I tend to make my small quilts no larger than 1 width of fabric. I may borrow your idea next time I have a bigger quilt.

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  9. Love the fabrics in this quilt Paige. Thanks for clearing up the relationship name for siblings grandchildren. My sister became a grandmother last year and no-one seemed to certain what the relationship was. Great Aunt brings up images of ancient spinsters in my mind, kind of like Miss Haversham or something.

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  10. I love this. You picked a great pattern to feature the animals and I love all the dots!

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  11. I bet this sweet quilt has been loved a lot since it was made! Great use of the fabrics. Baby quilts are my favorites because they are made to be used and cherished!

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  12. Such a cute quilt! I always loved the Zoology line!

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  13. Great block to showcase this cute print ! I love the back of your quilt.

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  14. I love that feature fabric! I have scraps of it in two different colour pathways. And there are bits of those animals in DT's I Spy Polaroid quilt. Thanks for linking up with Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

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  15. I thought I recognized some of this fabric :) This baby quilt is very sweet!

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  16. Oh what cute fabric - that turned out great

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  17. Absolutely beautiful fabric for a baby quilt. And I love how you incorporated your label into a block on the back. That's a great idea. So I'm curious...did you make the Saturday deadline??

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