Saturday, August 14, 2010

Stacked coins, Verna style

My friend recently added a baby girl to her brood of boys, so I figured something girly was in order.
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I made this quilt using Kate Spain's Verna.

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The pattern is AmandaJean's Stacked Coins Quilt for Moda Bake Shop.

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For the back I used the Verna Clover Earth fabric.

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Here's a close-up of the quilting. Meg shared her excellent idea of quilting straight lines in the sashing and doing a diamond pattern in the coins.
My walking foot is bedeviled (so is my rotary cutter...what is up with my quilting tools???), so I used my regular presser foot. It's not perfect, but I'm happy with the way it turned out. Things turned out better when I quilted the straight lines first and then went back and did the diamonds. (When I did the diamonds first and then the straight lines, it led to some puckering.)

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The binding is Verna Sewing Seeds in Apricot. They look like little starfish.

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I love this fabric! A lot! The pattern is really fun and simple too.

Note to self: Buy a new walking foot, stat!

12 comments:

Patty said...

What a cute quilt. Perfect for a new little girl. I love that fabric too.

Leah said...

It's beautiful! You're getting really adventurous with your patterns. I don't think I could get past plain squares.

The Bakers said...

I am the friend, and it is fantastic! In fact, it's so beautiful that I decided as soon as I saw it that I would build the color scheme for my little one's nursery around it. So thanks, Katie--and get ready to make some matching pillows.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

It's a beautiful quilt! I love the backing fabric and the quilting looks great. So nice that your friend loves it so much, too!

Meg said...

You're welcome, and it looks fabulous! I will say that a good walking foot makes it a lot easier--I'm impressed to bits that you managed so well with a regular foot!

Manda said...

Lovely quilt!

Stephanie said...

Favorite. One. Ever.

Ever!

Side note: Your kid is just as precious as he was a few weeks ago. Thanks for the visit this a.m.!

SewSara said...

hi katie - thanks for your comment!
i'll have to look up that fabric. i love buttons :)

your quilt turned out DARLING! it's so much easier to sew girly stuff don't you think?
it's tough to find cool/cute boy fabric.

SewSara said...

ok wow -- i looked up that fabric and my heart skipped a beat. thanks so much for telling me about it! i want some now!!! :)

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Angie said...

Beautiful!!

kate spain said...

hi katie! your quilt is beautiful!! i love the straight-line quilting a lot. works perfectly with the stacked coin design. thank you so much for using Verna, too. love that you picked clover allover for the backing...a cutie little personal favorite :) keep up the beautiful work! xo, kate