Friday, December 19, 2014

Wee Wandering {Part One}

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Sarah Jane fabrics.  My first three quilts were done with her "Children at Play" line.  Her latest line, "Wee Wander," was released one year ago and is (hands-down!) my favorite to date.  The fabric is so wonderful that I did not feel the need to go with a fancy or complicated quilt pattern (not that I ever feel that need).  

So both of these quilts are free tutorials from Amy Smart.  The tutorial for the above baby quilt can be found here.  This little quilt went to my brother's new baby, Nyasha.  She is his fourth child and is just as adorable as can be!

I backed both quilts with this print of fireflies and jars.  

This second quilt I shamelessly copied almost exactly, again, from an Amy Smart pattern.  (This pattern can be found here.)  And this quilt I made for my friend's baby, Evie.  It's just too bad that Evie has already celebrated her six month birthday.  Sigh... One of these days, I'll have a baby quilt ready before baby is born.

I just had to have the swirl quilting done on this, and I surely could not do it myself, so Logan helped me out again.  Thanks, Logan!

And with the scraps I put together a little boxy pouch, following this tutorial.  It was only my second time using a zipper, and I think it went pretty well... only... don't inspect the inner lining too closely, okay?

The little pouch turned out to be a perfect gift for Elyse when she turned seven years old earlier this month.  She was able to tuck her new camera and new binoculars right inside it.  What a pretty little lady.

It will probably be quite a few more months before I'm able to pull off a "Wee Wandering {Part Two}" post, but I do love this fabric so much that I am making a larger, lap-sized quilt for me.  The pattern is a bit more complicated (imagine that!), but I already have the cutting done.  Wish me luck!


  1. Both of those quilts are the PERFECT pattern for that fabric! I love the fabric, too, but struggle when it's in a smaller-cut piece quilt because I feel like so much is lost from it. Your quilts are seriously perfect! I realllly like the second one with the center panel. I very well might have to go out and buy some of that Wee Wander now!

  2. So pretty! I love Elyse's pouch, too! Just the right thing for seven year old adventures.

  3. I love that little girl quilt with the panel in the middle!! Too cute :)

  4. Both quilts are soooooo pretty! And I love the fabric that you used on the backs. I'm sure both quilts will be loved and treasured.

  5. Your quilts are beautiful, I particularly like the second one...Love that panel in the middle. The colors are fabulous and I just love the swirls quilting, it couldn't be better, nice work!

  6. Oh but they are so pretty and perfect for the recipients. Nicely done.

  7. I love seeing new quilt posts from you, I always know they will be wonderful! Both of these are awesome. I love Wee Wander also, I have yet to buy any. I wouldn't worry about copying other patterns. I figure if they put them out to share and we give credit, it's all good :) I still have to sew up my Posey 16 patch that I was copying from you, remember? Merry Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  8. Such gorgeous makes Lauren. It wouldn't matter how long your friend had to wait for her quilt. It will always be loved. And I can see it hanging on a wall well after baby has outgrown it! Enjoy making your own Wee Wonder!

  9. I am in love with your quilts! Sarah Jane is one of my favorites too. I love the firefly fabric. We always caught them at my Grandparent's house growing up. This year I ordered the art print of the fabric and gave it to my Mom, sister, aunt and Grandma. I have it hanging in my house too. Merry Christmas to you and your family!


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