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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Puff Quilt for Miki!

9:59 AM Posted by SnowSews
I love Honey Bear Lane's Puff Quilt Tutorial so very much. She has her own Etsy store, where she has been selling her finished Puff Quilts in darling colors. Now, however, she sells the pattern and is phasing out her quilt making business. I bought her tutorial in Feb '13 when I found out I was expecting our first.

I made my first puff quilt from Feb to September 2013, ultimately gifting it to a very dear friend who is having her baby six weeks after mine. It was a wrenching feeling, giving away my first puff quilt. But Onward Ho! This is my second puff quilt, and I'm using premium quilting cotton from Moda, Michael Miller, Art Gallery Fabrics and a couple of fabrics from Joann's, Patty Young's Premium Quilt Fabric. I'm thoroughly enjoying working with good quality fabric. It's like when I started knitting, I'd use cheap acrylic yarn from Michaels, but the day I discovered Madelinetosh, I never looked back. I know I will be using Minky fabric from Hobby Lobby for the backing on this quilt, and a mix of cheaper fabrics from my stash in other quilts, but day-um! My baby deserves the best, right?

Here are the various fabrics:

From Left to Right, Top Row:
- Patty Young Premium Quilt Fabric "Patio Tile" - blue/green, Joann Fabrics $12.29/yd
- Michael Miller "TA Dot Berry" - red/pink, LQS $10.79/yd
- Moda Half Moon Modern "Zig Zag Stone" - stone, white, LQS $10.99/yd
- Moda Half Moon Modern "Big Dots Sunshine" - yellow, white, LQS $10.99/yd
-  Patty Young Premium Quilt Fabric "Greek Chevron" - Coral, White, Joann Fabrics $12.29/yd
- Wyndham Fabrics "Echo Ironwood Aneta" - stone, white, LQS $10.99/yd
- Moda Zen Chic "Comma in Chalk on Mustard" - white, yellow, LQS $10.99/yd
- Art Gallery Fabrics "Reminisce Meadow of Dew" - Blue/green, white, LQS $11.49/yd

Other Fabrics I will use are off-white Minky and some cuddly fabric I still need to decide on!