Saturday, September 22, 2012

My Quilt for Craft Book Month

Craft Book Month at Craft Buds

Oh yes, I do love craft books. And there’s one that I bought just because I liked the cover and wanted to know what’s more inside ;o) And I wasn’t disappointed.


Jessica Levitt’s Modern Mix is all about combining your favourite prints with solids. So much inspiration! And in May I really made the cover quilt ;o)

Quilt Zoology Circles_ed

Although I must confess that I changed the pattern a bit. It called for turn-under edges for the circles and I used raw edge appliqué instead. And I changed the dimensions according to my needs (baby quilt). I used Ann Kelle’s Urban Zoologie (again) and used my GO! Baby Circle Cutting Die. I had quite a hard time deciding on the background colour as Kelle’s colours are so bright and vibrant and I didn’t want to steal their show. But I am sooooooo pleased with how it turned out in the end!

I free motion quilted circles in different sizes all over the quilt – but behold! I cheated again – I was afraid of messing up the bigger ones so I traced around some large round objects (mostly lids) and quilted the shapes afterwards.

Quilt Zoology Circles FMQ_ed

The only frustration is that I chose a zigzag stitch that is too narrow. Some circles start fraying and might be torn off entirely so I will have to secure them with additional stitches. Oh well.

You can find my initial post with more photos here. I’m going to link up to Craftbuds, you might want to hop over and have a look at what smarter people have come up with ;o)

Happy Sunday everyone!!!


  1. Hi Christine--This quilt is super fun! Thanks for linking up to Craft Book Month! I love that you adapted the pattern and made it your own... the pebble quilting looks great with multiple sizes. :)

  2. Great job! And we ALL learn from every project...
    I must say I'm wishing I had that book!

  3. Looks so great! I love craft books too!

  4. You did a great job! I'm working on a baby quilt right now that I am not pleased with so it is was born two weeks ago...I'll have to just get it done. I may try your project out sometime myself...I have that die too nd haven't used it yet.

  5. Love this quilt. I've been wanting to do one with circles like this for a while now. Did you use an adhesive interfacing on the circles? That's what I was planning on doing. I'll zigzag around, too. I was hoping that would be more than enough. Guess I'm going to need to make that zigzag tight!

  6. came here from craft buds. LOVE the quilt! You did an amazing job.


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