Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Inchworm baby quilt featuring By Hand fabrics & a giveaway!




Welcome to my stop on the By Hand Hop! 


Amy Friend (duringquiettime.com) has a gorgeous new line of fabric out called By Hand from Contempo Studios. When I had the opportunity to sew something from it for this blog hop, how could I say no! I love the hand-drawn textures of these fabrics. It's neat to see something that doesn't look computer generated and in great patterns and colors.  The fabric is lovely to work with because it is a really nice quality--all these strips sewed beautifully.




I love a good textural fabric line like this because it can work for so many types of projects.

I used By Hand to make a neat quilt for one of the baby boys in my life. I included all the teal, green, yellow and orange prints in the line, along with a hunter green solid. I designed this quilt just for these fabrics and it made such a happy and fun top!



I'm calling this sweet quilt Inchworm, because the little asymmetric zig zags look like little inchworms crawling across the quilt. Making the worms irregular adds some fun and unexpected elements.




If you are interested, making the pattern for this is in the works and will be out soon. Keep an eye on here and my instagram page @quiltsforthemaking for the release. Now on to quilting this cute top and wrapping up the instructions... but not until I do a giveaway of a bundle of By Hand fabric for one lucky commenter!

Giveaway!--closed

Please leave a comment for an entry. (US only due to shipping costs.) Make sure your name links to your email or you include it because if I can't contact you, I'll have to choose someone else and that would be sad. Comment by midnight (MST) on Friday, October 12. I'll choose a winner on Saturday by random number. I'm so glad that one of you will get a little fabric treat from Benartex!

**Lucky winner is comment number 66. Congrats to the winner! I hope you love the fabrics as much as I do!**

Hop Schedule:

Monday: 

Introducing By Hand

Tuesday:

Laura - Slice of Pi Quilts; IG - @sliceofpiquilts
Kari - Craft Happy; IG - @quiltsforthemaking  you are here!

Wednesday:

Sheri - Whole Circle Studio; IG - @wholecirclestudio 
Erin - Why Not Sew; IG - @whynotsewquilts 

Thursday:

Rachel - Rachel Rossi: IG - @designsbyrr
Fat Quarterly Sneak Peek

Friday: 

Amy Friend's Virtual Trunk Show

74 comments :

Betsy said...

Beautiful quilt and looks achievable to me. Thank you for sharing

Peggy said...

What a beautiful baby quilt.
Peggy
Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Amy Friend said...

I love your Inchworm quilt Kari! Thank you so much for making it. It's so cute! I think it will be a successful pattern!

VA said...

Beautiful quilt with a fun name!

Kathryn said...

I love your use of black with the pastels. I'll be on the lookout for your pattern.

mumbird3 said...

Lovely quilt design and the fabrics are beautiful! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

Vicki H said...

Adorable baby quilt.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Love the quilt "name!"

Sewgirl said...

What a fun cheery quilt! Thanks for sharing and the giveaway chance!!

Julie said...

This is a cute design for a baby quilt. thanks for sharing.

Nancy Sue said...

I love the dark green in your design. I can't imagine it now without it, but I would not have thought to use it with the lighter prints. You're sooo smart! LOL!

Cecilia said...

Very cute quilt! It’s perfect for a little boy. Thanks for sharing.
cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

Ann said...

That's an adorable quilt. Love the color combo. Thank you for the giveaway.

rosemaryschild said...

Such a cute quilt, love what you called it! Thank you, Susan

Kathy said...

Such a fun pattern!! And look how beautifully all your seams match!!
Thanks for the opportunity to win.
kakingsbury at verizon dot net

Diane Oakes said...

Love this fabric line!! Your quilt and name is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

joolz said...

Fantastic quilt. I can't wait for the pattern to come out!
Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

cjmont said...

i love your quilt and it's name makes me smile.

Janice said...

I would like to make this quilt as a gift for new baby coming in February.

Sumac said...

Love your quilt! Makes me think of the first time a boyfriend saw an inchworm.

Janie said...

Your quilt is beautiful. What a great use of this new collection.

Cathy Calloway said...

Such a cute quilt. Thanks for the giveaway. Calund47 at gmail.com

JANET said...

It is so hard to find a quilt for a boy, other than cars or trains, etc. Your quilt is so cute, and is a great quilt for a baby boy!

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

Love your fun quilt.

cghundley said...

Your Inchworm quilt
is really cute and I
love the design and
colors.
Carla from Utah

Anonymous said...

Love your inchworm quilt. It makes a great baby quilt. Will be on the lookoput for the pattern
fkmsc@comcast.net karen

Mary Anne Sgriccia said...

What a strikingly beautiful quilt! I’ll be looking for that pattern.
Masgriccia@gmail.com

Beth said...

Now I am singing the Inchworm song: "...measuring the marigolds..."

Maureen said...

What a cute baby quilt!

nicolesender said...

What a cute and colorful baby quilt!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

OhioLori said...

LOVE your Quilt!! & name suits it perfectly! :) This Collection is soooo Happy & Fun!! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way :D

Lee said...

Yours is a very sweet quilt!

K Allen said...

I love this design! And it is so clever how you omitted some units throughout your quilt! Very clever! I'll be watching for this pattern.

Kathy H said...

Cute little quilt. And I love the prints and colors.

Sharon Aurora said...

Very pretty quilt. I just love those colors.

Joyce Carter said...

What a cute little baby quilt! I really love it. Amy's fabrics look so beautiful in it. Thank you for the chance.

Unknown said...

This is soooooo cute. Will have to get the pattern so i can make it fit a co-worker that's due in a few months.

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Kathy Barber said...

Love it. Wonderful design!

Nancy said...

Love your quilt and love the name!

Patti said...

Great idea for a baby quilt I will be watching for the pattern.

Jenny Zak said...

Love the funky design!

Renee G said...

Love your quilt- this would be great for a baby gift.

EllenB said...

That dark green is a wonderful contrast to the prints and colors. Refreshing change from black or gray.

Susan said...

Those little inchworms are so cute! Thanks for sharing the great pics, and letting us know there's a pattern coming. Great hop post.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

Beautiful baby quilt.

Cathy B said...

Adorable little quilt - that's one lucky baby!
basaran.family (at) rogers.com

Janarama said...

Awesome quilt, perfect name for the pattern, and a great way to showcase this beautiful fabric collection.

Susan L. said...

I love this fabric line! Great baby quilt as well!

Linda Williamson said...

This is such a cheerful fabric collection and perfect for a baby quilt. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

Diane Beavers said...

Kari,

What a perfect name for your Hand fabrics quilt. I love the Mosaic print print and I see it inching along:)

schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

babiesdoc said...

baby boy quilts are much harder than girl quilts-- pretty but not girly
I love yours

sharongalli@gmail.com

Kathy E. said...

Inchworm is a perfect name for this quilt and really shows off the Made By Hand fabrics! Having the darker blocks helps babies learn to focus their eyes and really gives a point of interest! Well done.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I might use your inchworm pattern for the baby quilt I need to make!!

Charlotte M. said...

Such a very cute quilt! I love the idea. Great color placement too.

Anonymous said...

So adorable, a really fun and scrappy baby quilt! Love it. Melanie
MelanieTehan@outlook.com

Marilyn said...

Your new inchworm pattern is darling and a great way to show off these fabrics.
marilynrobin@gmail.com

Barb said...

Your quilt and the fabric are so pretty, Thanks for sharing. crazeematz@gmail.com

Rita said...

What a cute quilt for the little guy. The fabrics a such a happy color. Scott_3508@netins.net

Cindy Shelley said...

Cute quilt, looks easy... yeah, no half square triangles.

Linda Bick said...

Such a fun baby quilt, I just made one in a brick design! Thank You for the giveaway!

Melody Lutz said...

I'll be a big baby...if I received that gorgeous quilt!

Jollygirl said...

I love this pattern. I have been making a baby quilt each month and donating them to CareNet this year. CareNet provides help for young moms. This is a pattern i want to make for my next donation quilt. Hope you get the instructions done soon.

Barb said...

Beautiful quilt--great colors and I really like that design!
barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

Paula said...

I love this fabric! Thanks for sharing your design!

Anonymous said...

Just luv cheerful small quilt!
Jodester61(at)aol(dot)com

Judy Forkner said...

What a nice baby quilt!

Karen said...

What a great design. These fabrics worked so well for this sweet baby quilt.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Your baby quilt has eye appeal and patchwork style is one of my favs. rozz01atcoxdotnet

Vasudha said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the fabric and your pattern.

Karen said...

Inchworm! Love that name! And that pop of black really highlights the sweet colors of Amy's fabrics.

Anonymous said...

I love the colors and shapes of this new line.
Patty
paweis at yahoo dot com

Pamela said...

I love your delightful quilt! Thanks so much for sharing this.

Pat Gottshalk said...

Great use of Amy's collection. I am new to your blog and there is lots of eye candy. Good to meet you.