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Pixelated Heart Quilt

Pixelated Heart Quilt :: Dandelion Drift

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  I absolutely love Christmastime and this year, I started my gift sewing a bit early (as in before Thanksgiving), and that has helped make the Christmas rush much less stressful!  I really need to remember to start early every year!

Pixelated Heart Quilt :: Dandelion Drift

This is a gift I sewed up for my sweet niece who is 4 years old.  I wanted her to have a throw sized quilt for her to snuggle under when she watches movies or is playing!

Pixelated Heart Quilt :: Dandelion Drift

Pixelated Heart Quilt :: Dandelion Drift

I followed this tutorial as a guide.  It is a really well written tutorial that walks you through what to cut, color placement, and piecing together.  I didn’t follow it word for word though.  I purchased a kona cotton charm square pack, which has fabric precut to five inch squares.  I took these squares and then cut each one into 4 squares, yielding (4) 2.5 inch squares per each charm!  This ended up being the perfect amount for the heart on the quilt!

Pixelated Heart Quilt :: Dandelion Drift

Pixelated Heart Quilt :: Dandelion Drift

The white on the front is kona solid white, the binding is artisan shot cotton from the imagine gnats shop, and the backing was an old art gallery Leah Duncan print.  I absolutely love how this whole quilt turned out, and we exchanged Christmas presents early with my niece, and she loves it too!

Pixelated Heart Quilt :: Dandelion Drift

Triangle Quilt

Triangle Quilt :: Dandelion Drift Do you ever think that you are superwoman?  That you can do it all?  All by yourself?  I do….all the time.  A few weeks before Christmas, I had this crazy idea that I could make Sweet Pea a twin sized quilt.  Yep, we were headed out of town to Hawaii.  Yep, we already had just about every other day we were at home scheduled to the rim.  But I thought I could do it anyway!

Triangle Quilt :: Dandelion Drift

Turns out I’m not superwoman.  Hope that doesn’t disappoint any of you!  Turns out I couldn’t finish this quilt for Sweet Pea, even though I stayed up til midnight every possible night!  (And if you know me, you know that’s a lot of love…I am not a night person!) Triangle Quilt :: Dandelion Drift

Well Sweet Pea was very gracious to receive an unfinished quilt under the tree.  You see, she has been sleeping under the quilt I made her when she was two.  That quilt is great, but it is definitely not the quilt for a double digit girl.  She has outgrown it now (actually, she probably outgrew it several years ago).  So Sweet Pea was thrilled to get a new, more mature quilt!

Triangle Quilt :: Dandelion Drift

After Christmas I vowed to do no other sewing until Sweet Pea’s quilt was done.  And with all of my efforts concentrated on one project, that actually didn’t take me too long!  And I have to say this is my absolute favorite thing I have made.  It probably has to do more with sentimentality than anything else, you know, because making a quilt takes so much time.  There is a lot of love poured into a quilt.  A lot of thought and effort goes into a quilt!

Triangle Quilt :: Dandelion Drift

Want to know the details?  I googled around for a 60 degree triangle quilt tutorial.  I liked this one here…she explains the steps really well, and it all made sense to me!  I looked through fabric I own, because that’s how my Granny would do it (my great grandma is the one who taught my mom to sew, who taught me to sew).

Triangle Quilt :: Dandelion Drift

Here’s the fabric break down:  The solids are kona cotton.  The coral, turquoise and mustard prints are cotton and steel.  The gray hash pattern is Carolyn Friedlander.  And the blue with white fabic is a cut up target sheet.  (I had purchased the target sheet set to make a dress, you can see here, but I haven’t blogged about yet!)

Triangle Quilt :: Dandelion Drift Triangle Quilt :: Dandelion Drift

My favorite way to back a quilt is to use all of the leftover fabrics from the front…so that’s what I did.  I love that the back is just as fun and interesting as the front!

Triangle Quilt :: Dandelion Drift

Sweet Pea loves her new quilt!