Baby quilt makin’ machine.

That’s what I feel like these days!

Two more tops finished:

Girl Blocks quilt topBoy Blocks quilt top

Will I ever tire of really colorful baby quilts filled with whimsical fabrics?  I don’t think so!


I don’t think I’ve yet mentioned how much this new broke my heart.  No more new Heather Ross fabrics??  The preciousness of every bit I own just increased.

Heather Ross close up

While it’s fast and effective to make multiple quilts of the same pattern at once, I’m ready for something that is more organic.  I have three more of these quilts cut out but after I finish those I’m going to have to make something that makes me feel less machine-like. I’ll be due some improv piecing by then!

20 Responses to “Baby quilt makin’ machine.”

  1. kbonikowsky March 16, 2009 at 7:03 am #

    These are beautiful!

  2. Beth March 16, 2009 at 7:07 am #

    You are moving at breakneck speed on these. Each one is unique and beautiful and I’ve enjoyed watching them come up on your blog. They have provided me with lots of inspiration!

  3. Cristin March 16, 2009 at 7:12 am #

    Alissa, well done! Cudos for finishing TWO tops at once :-) You’ve got a great eye for fabric combos!

  4. Ashley March 16, 2009 at 7:13 am #

    Wonderful quilts – and wow, you certainly are a quilt making machine! I’m also really sad about the HR news – those prints are some of my favorites!

  5. Jackie March 16, 2009 at 7:54 am #

    Cute quilt tops and fabric!

  6. JaiCi March 16, 2009 at 8:00 am #

    These are great! I am definitely going to have to try this pattern sometime…

  7. Wendy March 16, 2009 at 8:44 am #

    Wow, I love these. You can really appreciate each of the fabrics with this design. Love the stripes/VWs and the robot numbers.

  8. Kathy March 16, 2009 at 11:28 am #

    Love those quilts. They are so sweet, they make me smile!

  9. Mal* March 16, 2009 at 12:50 pm #

    Seems like doing baby quilts frees us up to be a little more crazy, a little more whimsical and colorful and experimental than quilts designed for grownups. Hmm. There must be a lesson in there somewhere……

  10. jessica March 16, 2009 at 1:24 pm #

    I love that pattern…those quilts are great!

  11. Amy (badskirt) March 16, 2009 at 1:53 pm #

    You’ve got a great eye for pairing fabrics. What I take a most from your quilts is that the center squares look best when they are slightly off-center. It’s really magical how you place the design.


  12. Natalie March 16, 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    You ARE a machine!!! :) and these are darling! I didn’t know about Heather Ross though….:(that is really too bad…dang contracts!

  13. Ransacked Goods March 16, 2009 at 5:06 pm #

    Wow, these are just so cute. You really have a good eye for placing the fabric patterns and combining the color so they are more than just adorable but strong visually. Well done.

  14. Dani March 16, 2009 at 6:15 pm #

    The colors you chose are great. Baby quilts are such an instant gratification type of project. I am in the midst of working on a twin size quilt for my daughter. Quilts for kids are my favorite to work on because I know that the recipient will be free of judgment.

  15. Jacque March 16, 2009 at 6:33 pm #

    You are doing such an awesome job on those baby quilts! I can only hope that I develop a style that’s as pleasing as yours!

  16. andi March 16, 2009 at 7:27 pm #

    Love ‘em.
    If I promise to have a baby, will you make one for me? LOL
    Andi :-)

  17. amandajean March 16, 2009 at 7:57 pm #

    your quilt tops are great. i can’t believe that you are making 5 baby quilt tops at once! you just might be crazier than me. hee hee.

  18. katie March 17, 2009 at 8:51 am #

    awesome quilts. so happy for you and your shop! good luck!

  19. Allie March 17, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    Very cute quilts! I too am in mourning about the loss of Heather Ross fabrics.

  20. pamela March 20, 2009 at 10:09 am #

    Any new Mom would be lucky to have one of your quilts. Very cute!

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