Friday, July 2, 2010

Kristie from OCD: Obsessive Crafting Disorder...

This is a sweet quilt from Kristie from OCD: Obsessive Crafting Disorder. Finally, I have found a name for my condition! I have OCD too!  Anyhow, her blog is super cute full of tons of cute tutorials. She is very talented. She is a little new to the blog world, so go on over and give her a big welcome! This is actually a sweet story...

I am so pleased with how this quilt came out, I seriously considered changing the name of one of my girls to Mckinley so that I can keep it. But, in the end, I can't think of a better home for this one. Mckinley was recently adopted by long term patients who I consider friends, after a long struggle with infertility. It is such a happy ending, and I am thrilled to do something for this beautiful new family!

I made the quilt using a Moda Hunky Dory charm pack, then framed each square in white to make it pop. The back is a solid of my favorite pattern from this series- the flowers are so vibrant and retro looking. I then bound it in the pink polka dot from the series. I also put in a white bar on which I hand embroidered Mckinley's name. To do so I printed a font and size on my computer, held it up to a window, and traced it onto the white sash. I then used 3 embroidery threads to stitch it up. Thanks to Amy at NanaCo for the advice! I extended the name stash to the edges, beyond the borders of the blocks, to add interest. I really like how it breaks up the quilt.



Next, I added a few shabby fabric flowers, with mismatched button centers, to add more texture and interest to the quilt. I love it! This idea was from Kathy at Magnolia Designs- she even lent me her Big Shot to cut the fabrics :-) They look even better all wrinkled up, once washed.

For quilting, I machine stitched 1/4 inch from all the borders. It really brings it all together!


I hope Mckinley and her family enjoy the quilt!

LINKING AT AMYLOUWHO

21 comments:

Donnamo said...

My Oh My...... how truly lovely, and charmning. I love the "shabby flowers" off setting the blocks to put in the name and your tips on embroidering the name. I am very impressed, girlfriend.

Belinda said...

What a beautiful quilt! And this would be a great idea for a wedding quilt I'm thinking of making for my son and future daughter-in-law. (changing the colors of course :)

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Sew Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

Samantha said...

I am proud to call Kristie a friend and crafty soulmate. This quilt rocks, you are truly an inspiration girlfriend!
I too hope to be the recipient of one of your gorgeous quilts one day! Hint Hint....love you!

live a colorful life said...

This is such a great quilt. Hunky Dory is one of my favorite fabric lines and the shabby chic flowers are adorable!

Rene' said...

This is a beautiful pattern for using Hunky Dory! Very, very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

I love the flower details! Such a neat idea. Its just beautiful :)

Tori said...

Beautiful, I love it!

Kristie said...

Thanks so much to everyone for the wonderful comments, and to Heather and Megan for featuring this. I am new to the blogging/quilting scene, and really appreciate the encouragement! Making this quilt was so much fun, and I am sure there will be many more to follow- 3 in progress as I write, actually :-) I am definately hooked!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Oh wow, that is so pretty. I LOVE it! This is something that will be treasured always, and those flowers are too cute!

Rita E said...

Very beautiful! So talented! Thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

Thank you for sharing the story. I love the quilt! Especially those shabby flowers. Wonderful touch.

Dayna said...

I think this may be my favorite quilt of all time! What a wonderful story about the recipients.

QuilterMary said...

Love the simplicity of a charm quilt. The shabby flowers ... too cute!!

Kristen said...

The name strip is so sweet with those extra flowers. Love it!

Karen said...

That is such a yummy quilt.

Sarah Craig said...

Beautiful little quilt! I particularly love the shabby flowers - I had only seen this before in paper-crafting, so I'm really interested to see that it can be done in fabric too! Thanks!!

BeautifulSeams said...

Beautiful quilt...love the flowers

Sparrow Bee said...

this is just beautiful!!! i loove it all! ♥

Tatkis said...

This quilt is so beautiful! Thank you very much for sharing!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Lydia Powell said...

I have loved this quilt for so long (since I first saw it here). I want to give quilting a try and would love to make one similar to this. Is there any way you could point me to a pattern for making one like it?