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city weekend baby quilt

okay, okay, I guess I do love it after all.  I think it’s the binding that really makes it.  I’m on a mission to use up fabric (just so I can justify buying more), so this quilt made a slight dent in that way. 

I just used one charm pack of City Weekend and cut some strips of the dark gray sashing into the same rectangular coins. 

A new thing I tried with the quilt was serging the edges before finishing the binding, I HIGHLY recommend doing so if you have a serger, for me it just made it so nice! 

And if you’ve read this far without getting bored, I have a new tutorial coming up on Thursday, so there you go! 
{finished size is 38 x 47}

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42 Responses to city weekend baby quilt

  1. Luv 2 Kreate 08.09.2010 at 12:56 pm #

    I LOVE it too!

  2. Emily 08.09.2010 at 1:06 pm #

    It turned out great! Lovely job as usual. :)

  3. Jessica 08.09.2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Great quilt!

  4. Saraccino 08.09.2010 at 1:21 pm #

    A piece to fall in love to! The colours are shining in their “black frames” :) The pattern works great and the quilting brings it out!

  5. Erica 08.09.2010 at 1:24 pm #

    I love it! I love the quilting that runs along the stacked coins!

  6. jill 08.09.2010 at 1:34 pm #

    I think it’s really cute, and I love the quilting pattern. What did you mean by serging before binding? I am so excited to learn a new trick.

  7. A Girl 08.09.2010 at 1:44 pm #

    Great job on your quilt. Love it with the black.

  8. Vanessa/NessieNoodle 08.09.2010 at 1:45 pm #

    oh my goodness. I love this!
    I am so into the pop of color with the grey/black ‘background’ or framing lately.
    I haven’t really journied down quilt making yet but I do totally admire it!
    great work.

  9. Amy 08.09.2010 at 1:53 pm #

    I like the quilting that you did down the stack of coins!

  10. Leslie 08.09.2010 at 2:06 pm #

    this is great. i love the way you quilted it!!!!! i am going to try to file that away for some other future quilt.

  11. Bethany 08.09.2010 at 2:07 pm #

    I have a great charm pack and don’t know what to do with it (quilt shop impulse buy) so I might be giving this a shot.

  12. Sarah B. 08.09.2010 at 2:08 pm #

    Very nice! I’m jealous. I really want to make a quilt, but I have no idea where to begin.

  13. alayne 08.09.2010 at 2:22 pm #

    It turned out really cute! I like it too.

  14. Danae 08.09.2010 at 3:03 pm #

    I think this justifies more fabric! Love the idea about serging the edges b4 binding – think that justifies me buying a serger! Great job!

  15. sang 08.09.2010 at 3:12 pm #

    I love how modern the quilt looks! Great color choices and I love the quilting down the stacked coins. sang(at)gci(dot)net

  16. Sarah Pead 08.09.2010 at 3:37 pm #

    I love this. The colors are just perfect and the quilting really accents the pattern. It looks so cuddly.

  17. Laura 08.09.2010 at 4:00 pm #

    It came out great! It was hard to tell what it would look like from the strips but now that it’s all together I love it. I wouldnt have thought to choose those fabrics. I just finished my new baby’s quilt this weekend as well. What a good idea to serger the edges, i wish i had a serger now.

  18. Jenny 08.09.2010 at 4:02 pm #

    I love the way it turned out! It looks great! I’m so jealous of you quilters!

  19. Katie 08.09.2010 at 4:12 pm #

    I love the way you quilted it with the straight lines and the curvy lines! Very cute.

  20. Mary 08.09.2010 at 4:37 pm #

    Great quilt Anna! I LOVE the use of dark grey with bright colors in a quilt. I really like how you’ve quilted this too. Did you use your walking foot for the curved/twisted quilting, or a free motion foot? I’ve always wondered how people quilt their wavy lines!

    (P.S. – looking forward to the tutorial!)

  21. toots2u 08.09.2010 at 4:59 pm #

    what a precious quilt!! I love the colors and the curvy quilting along the coin stacks. Looking forward to your new tutorial. I am in the middle of making one of your gathered cluthes right now.

  22. Wendy 08.09.2010 at 5:53 pm #

    Great Job! Love it but enjoyed thinking of the Wicked Witch stockings too :)

  23. Nancy's Couture 08.09.2010 at 6:09 pm #

    I love it!!!

  24. Vivian 08.09.2010 at 7:41 pm #

    I really like it. The back makes me think of a piano keyboard for some reason. Looks good.

  25. Little Bluebell (Adrianne) 08.09.2010 at 8:40 pm #

    I love the waving quilting vines running down the length of coins. Cool idea Anna!

  26. Maxabella 08.09.2010 at 8:54 pm #

    Not bored, in love. I think this quilt is really stunning. The back makes it extra special.

  27. Tiffany 08.09.2010 at 8:56 pm #

    Wonderful quilt and I love the quilting. Coins are on my to-do list. Wow, you finished that fast!

  28. Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. 08.09.2010 at 10:16 pm #

    I totally serge the edges of my quilts! It’s awesome!!

    Since I’m pretty self-taught, I’ve always been nervous posting about serging the edges because I was afraid it was so unprofessional. You just reassured me! :)

  29. dana 08.09.2010 at 11:58 pm #

    oh Anna! are you kidding?? I love this! Absolutely love it. Great work.

  30. amy smart 08.10.2010 at 12:35 am #

    Anna, This turned out great! I really love the charcoal – sets off the fabric so well! And yes, the binding totally makes it!

  31. erica 08.10.2010 at 7:23 am #

    I love it! Nice way to put a little dent in that stash :)

  32. Vivian 08.10.2010 at 8:45 am #

    Do you quilt it with a walking foot?

  33. Rachel 08.10.2010 at 11:11 am #

    Very cute! Great idea about the serger! I have a serger but haven’t learned how to use it yet! lol

  34. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 08.10.2010 at 4:24 pm #

    This is gorgeous. I love the “surprise” on the back. What a clever idea. I’m petrified to try machine quilting. I tied mine. I need to work up the courage to try it.

  35. seaschell 08.10.2010 at 7:55 pm #

    It’s beautiful! I’m in the middle of a quilt using the same tutorial… I also love the wavy intersecting lines you quilted in the middle of each column!

  36. On A Hot Tin Roof 08.10.2010 at 9:07 pm #

    that is GORGEOUS! i am having a baby boy in Nov & you just gave me the idea i needed to make him his quilt. seriously that is different but very chic & gorgeous!

  37. Rhonda 08.11.2010 at 6:19 am #

    That turned out so great! I’m not brave enough yet to tackle the quilt… but I can’t wait for another tutorial. I’ve been making gathered clutches out the wazoo!

    BTW – do you have a Flickr pool for things made with your tutorials or patterns?

  38. Amy 08.11.2010 at 10:08 am #

    It is so cute Anna! I love how you quilted it!

  39. Kari 08.11.2010 at 7:40 pm #

    Anna, Anna, Anna, you did it again. I looove this quilt and am completely in awe of how much you manage to create. The binding does indeed make this one. Just beautiful.

  40. luvinthemommyhood 08.16.2010 at 7:24 pm #

    OMG – so gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!1

  41. Lorajean 08.18.2010 at 9:42 pm #

    I love how you did the back!!!

  42. B 08.26.2010 at 4:49 pm #

    thats a really beautiful quilt, youre very talented

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