Makings of Mallory’s Quilt by Annemarie

Posted in: Us- Mar 31, 2015 1 Comment

I fell in love with this Brambleberry Ridge fabric after spotting it on Instagram a few months ago.  When we were in Vegas over Thanksgiving, I picked up a few fat quarters, with some other mixers that matched, and had plans to use it to make Mallory a quilt.  I seriously sat on it what seemed like forever, before deciding how I wanted to use it for a quilt for Mallory.  I documented every step of this one with #makingsofmallorysquilt.

After going back and forth, over and over again, I finally decided on making a + quilt.  So, I sat down one night and started to cut up the fat quarters into 5.5″ squares.  It was the place to start, and it felt good to get going on this project.

I laid out all the squares and figured out the design.  All labeled and ready to go whenever I would get the time.

Well, the next afternoon, Mallory took a nice nap for me and so I was able to get two lines done.

I didn’t want to be too over zealous with timing, so I stopped after getting two of the lines done.  It felt good to start piecing!

That night I was able to get back to the piecing and it was so awesome to actually get to finish the top.  I also was kind of proud of how well some of the points came together! 🙂

I really love this quilt top!!

I stewed a few days over what to do with the back, and this was my first thought.

I got some more of the fabric line to make the back and binding for the quilt, as well as make two crib sheets for Mallory.  I seriously just love this fabric.

I used almost every bit of all of the fabric that I got for the projects making the back of the quilt.  I am not sure if I love the way the back turned out but I am really happy with the quilt for my girl.

I got to make the quilt sandwich on a weekend afternoon.

I went with diagonal line quilting and it went pretty quick.  That’s the way I like it.  🙂

Binding made.

I got it sewed on the binding and it was all ready to be finished on the back by hand.

Little lady fell asleep so hard that I was able to get some of the sewing done with her right on me.  What a sweet moment.

It definitely takes longer, but how I love a hand sewn binding.

I had it all finished for a few days before I really put the finishing touches on, and wrote in on the back panel.  I think that this was my favorite quilt I’ve made to date and I love that I made it for Mallory after she was born.  Instead of me making a quilt for a baby, I made it for HER.  I know her and already love her and all of that was poured into making this for my baby girl.

My favorite.  All rolled up.  I really didn’t think I was going to love pink as much as I do now that I have a little girl.  The pink with the metallic gold….well, I just can’t get enough.

I love this one so much.

The finished front.

The finished back.

Close up of the binding.

All ready on her crib.  What a lucky mamma I am.

I think that she loves it, and hope that she cherishes it when she’s older.  <3

One Response to “Makings of Mallory’s Quilt”

  1. Roz Simpson says:

    I enjoy seeing your quilted creations. You do a great job. Love the gold metallic in Mallory’s quilt.