Friday, October 23, 2020

πŸ”€ Interweave Baby Quilts 1 & 2 🚼

I love this quilt pattern, Interweave! I enjoyed whipping up two more baby quilts for Jack's Basket using Interweave:
I made this version first, using leftover scraps of yellow, grey and black:
Quilt Info:
Pattern: Interweave by Material Girl Quilts--free pattern and video here 
Size: 38" X 38"
Batting: Quilters Dream 100% Cotton, Request
Thread: Glide--Light Grey
Quilting: Splat by Dastardly Line
Interesting Info: I ran across the video for this free pattern and thought I'd like to make it. Amanda of Material Girls calls this "the perfect last minute baby shower gift!" She makes it out of charms squares cut in half, but I made mine from leftover bits of 2 1/2" strips. 

I resized the original dimensions and made mine with 18 rows of six, for a total of 108 "blocks". Here's a link to the PDF pattern
I quilted it with "Splat" by Dastardly Line. If you have a computerized longarm, make sure and check out her free and sale quilting designs--she's been changing them monthly. This was a free design in September. What a great design!!!
Making that quilt was so much fun that I jumped in right away with a second version! For this one, I started with this backing fabric--Naomi Collection from Yuzawaya in Tokyo:
Here's what I came up with from my scrap 2 1/2" drawer:
Quilt Info:
Pattern: Interweave by Material Girl Quilts--free pattern and video here 
Size: 39" X 39"
Batting: Quilters Dream 100% Cotton, Request
Thread: Glide--Lemon Ice
Quilting: Chevrons 1 by Keryn Emmerson 
Interesting Info: I made the outside border a little wider. Jack's Basket likes quilts that are 36" square. If they're too big and/or puffy, they can't fit the basket into the shipping box. I used the thinnest cotton batting, so these should be good. The staff said if any of the quilts they receive are too big to fit in the basket and box, they have other charities they redistribute them to.
We took a trip to the Jack's Basket office this week. I brought in these 10 quilts of my own. My sister, Quilter Bonnie, also had 2 quilts, plus I had 3 quilts made by Rose of SomethingRoseMade, and 7 quilts made by our church ladies. Here are mine:
But the star of our delivery trip was my niece, Gretchen!!! She is an amazing loom knitter and had 60 baby hats she knit for Jack's Basket!!!
Great job, Gretchen, Bonnie and Rose!!! 

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

21 comments:

  1. Awesome, Nancy and Gretchen! Plus, the rest of the quilters! I downloaded the pdf for future reference. It looks like a fast and fun quilt to make, as they said, for a last minute baby shower gift. Thank you.

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  2. What a great design! Pretty quilts. I like the splat quilting pattern, too.

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  3. Beautiful quilts that I am sure will be loved and cuddled..Nice works...
    Hugs, Julierose

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  4. Nice work on the quilts. Well done to Gretchen - a great effort.

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  5. These two quilts are delightful. Such a great way to use fabrics.
    Well done on the huge number of quilts donated by all of you. And congratulations to Gretchen for making and donating all those hats. A wonderful effort.

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  6. All of you gals deserve a pat on the back! Well deserved for all your hard work and fantastic projects. I love this quilt and will have to pin for my scraps, I might have time next week to cut a bunch up.

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  7. Wow, Gretchen is a super fast loom knitter! Love the splat quilting design and this is fun quilt pattern. I like the suggestion of leftovers of 2 1/2" strips, I frequently have those.

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  8. What a fabulous pattern for using up scraps. Yours are delightful. What a wonderful thing to do for others and do with others. It is clear Gretchen is super proud of her work and to be included.

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  9. Awesome Team Gretchen delivery for Jack's Basket, Nancy!!

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  10. Your two quilts are lovely! And the first quilting really is so fun. Thanks for also linking the video and the pattern. I still have two unused charms squares waiting for "their" project, so I will pin this as an idea. xo Melanie

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  11. Wonderful quilts and wonderful quilting patterns too. I didn't see an email for Dastardly Line, but did download this months. I will download that pattern too...its a good one for left over strips which I often have. Such good work you, Bonnie and Gretchen do.

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  12. So many pretty quilts, Nancy! Well done to you, Bonnie, and especially Gretchen for making all those fun hats! Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern, too!

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  13. Great job, ladies! Winter is coming, so hats and quilts will be needed! You are all “Rock Stars”!

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  14. Super quick finishes!! So colorful, a child will be thrilled with one of those.

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  15. Great work, Nancy and Gretchen. Thank you for that wee quilt pattern too. I'm not very imaginative when it comes to making such things, and it's just perfect not only for charm squares but for scraps I have breeding in my sewing studio.

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  16. Wow Nancy - this is all so inspiring!!! These quilts and hats will be so loved and appreciated! I have already printed out that pattern and am so excited to have an idea for all my 2.5" strip scraps! Wonderful work!

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  17. Oh you are all so awesome!!! what a great gift and those items will be SO loved!! beautiful!!

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  18. Heartwarming post, Nancy! I’m definitely going to follow your lead and use this pattern for Jack’s Basket. I love all the love put into these gifts for the babies!

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  19. The good/bad thing about these DrEAMi parties is that I find ALL sorts of squirrels to chase. I've gone and bookmarked the video; thanks for that. I love your quilts, ten, great job, and so nice to see you took others' quilts as well, and whoa! Fantastic job on 60 hats by your niece! Thanks for linking up!

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  20. That is a great pattern for a quick, and scrappy quilt! I'll have to file that away for future reference. :) I love sending quilts to Jack's Basket and especially love that you can drop yours off in person. I was glad to read that they might be able to use quilts that are a bit bigger than 36x36, too!

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