Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Category Archives: Baby Quilt

What’s On My Design Wall



There is a lot going on these days. Just barely showing behind the black & gold is Eeyore, pinned up so I can work on the black & gold quilt. I still need to finish the borders and then it will be on to the quilting.  I have a cool idea for the quilting in the border (which my husband loves) so I hope I can pull it off. That bit of cream on the right is from the 2 color binding.

The baby’s parents are musicians, so isn’t this the perfect fabric for the backing?



I’m going to have to do some piecing as I only have a 2 yard piece and there is a 10″ and a 5″ square cut out of it. I really like the gold with it and I bought more than I needed, so maybe there’s enough.


While I was piecing the quilt, I managed to make 40 + 4-patches for my Jared Takes A Wife.  For the record, they were already paired up into 2-patches.  I think I have 10 more left to make.



I’m still cutting fabrics, but that’s OK. My goal is to finish it by the end of April.

To see what others  are working on, check out the links over at Patchwork Times.


99 Pyramids

99 Pyramids. Back in April 2008 I took a class to learn how to use my Wonder Cut Triangle Ruler.  I quickly finished up the front and then pieced together a scrappy backing and binding from the leftover pyramids and green fabric.

At one point I even had this quilt quilted — but the tension was really bad, not to mention the quilting design didn’t work as expected, so I ripped the quilting out.  It wasn’t very hard given the bad tension.  A couple of weekends ago I decided the quilt had aged appropriately (that, and I have a great-nephew on his way sometime this month) and this quilt needed to be quilted.

There’s lots of love pieced and quilted in to this quilt and it will be great for dragging around when the baby gets big enough to drag it.  Most importantly it has no pink in it.  My niece told me she “hates pink!”.  As soon as the baby get’s here I’ll add a label and get it to my niece – not that there’s a big hurry — there’ a heat warning through Thursday.

What’s On My Design Wall

A couple of years ago I attempted to quilt this on a Little Gracie. The tension was horrible, so I pulled all the quilting out and the quilt has sat waiting to be quilted again. I pulled it out Friday night, thinking I’d try hand quilting it, but decided quickly that with the Warm and Natural batting and all of the seams on the back, that wasn’t a good idea. So, I pulled out my walking foot and started machine quilting it.

I’m just shy of halfway done. I should be able to finish it up this week. And maybe I’ll also get some work done on my Star Struck. It’s still stuck at 18 blocks on the wall.

For more inspiration check out the links at Patchwork Times.

Another Baby Quilt – Finished!

This is my Bright Tossed 9-Patch.   It was a UFO from 2008.  This quilt is “related” to at least 3 other quilts.  The bright fabric was also used in my “No Blue Geese in my Tropical Garden” and some were used in a pair of quilts I made for my niece’s twins.

The binding and blue squares where from another quilt — although at the moment I can’t remember now which one.

I love this backing. Isn’t it fun?

I started off the year needing to finish at least 3 baby quilts and I wanted to use one from my stash of baby quilt tops. This was the 3rd quilt, so I can cross that goal off my list.

Off the UFO List and on the To-Be Quilted List

Last night I pulled out a set of 5-patch blocks which I made from my pre-cut fabrics Spring of 2008. I’m not sure that this was the original intent, but they didn’t look right w/o the cornerstones and sashing.

I’ve made the binding from the cornerstone fabrics, and dug around in my stash to find a piece of fabric large enough for the backing. I found this:

Now to get it quilted — one of these days.