George's Car Seat Quilt

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Sophie Car Seat Quilt Link to website or photo www.modabakeshop.com What are you most proud of? Finishing it quickly without too much hassle. I got myself into a real old muddle when putting the blocks together - my printer wasn't working properly and I couldn't read the instructions! However, it came together in the end. I quickly whizzed around and quilted "in the ditch" (not very good at that - I really ought to wear my glasses!). I then went back to look at Desna's quilt which had originally inspired me and saw how beautifully she had quilted Lily-Kate's, and that made me think I should do a bit more! I decided to keep it fairly simple as I wanted it to retain as much of the puffiness as possible and used some variagated thread left over from another project. I was a bit scared of running out of the variagated thread as the shop where I bought it has now closed and I haven't seen it anywhere else, so that was another reason for not doing too much FMQ (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!). What advice would you give someone starting this project? The pattern suggests using a charm pack but it adapts very well to scraps as long as they are at least five inches square (or will make half a 5" square). I cut up a lot of old bits to make this and backed it with some fabric I had in my stash. I think Desna's is more attractive with the large patterned fabric on the back, but I didn't have anything suitable for a baby quilt and the shops were closed over the Christmas holiday period. Thank you so much, Desna, for the inspiration - I might never have discovered the Moda Bakeshop, but for you, and I've found all sorts of interesting things in it!

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric odds and ends
  • cotton thread
  • polyester wadding

Q&A with patz in suffolk

Pam NZ asked:
Just lovely Patricia, and I especially love the way you quilted it... just perfect for this! Well done! Hope you're on the mend now, thank goodness you were still well enough to indulge in a little quilting, if nothing else! Now what other "recipes" are you going to try out???
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you - I'm much better now, but my husband is in bed today, not at all well! We missed all the parties over Christmas, but one had been postponed to this evening. I was really looking forward to it, but now we can't go again! Never mind! I shall browse online quilt shops and Craftsy instead - plus the Moda Bakeshop website to choose a new recipe!
Darns asked:
Pat, it's adorable! Wonderful color for a baby!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you Darns - Naomi tends to go for neutral colours for herself and her home decor so I hope she'll approve of the brights in the little quilt! She always laughs at me and my penchant for bright colours.
gmhnQuilts asked:
this is beautiful!!!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you - I hope George's Mummy and Daddy think so too!
Meredith1828 asked:
Really cute!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you - it was fun to do, too!
Yiya Cucuy asked:
This is really cute Patz! I really like the quilting. Hope you guys feel better soon!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you Yiya! On the mend now, but still not 100%!