city weekend baby quilt

okay, okay, I guess I do love it after all.  I think it’s the binding that really makes it.  I’m on a mission to use up fabric (just so I can justify buying more), so this quilt made a slight dent in that way. 

I just used one charm pack of City Weekend and cut some strips of the dark gray sashing into the same rectangular coins. 

A new thing I tried with the quilt was serging the edges before finishing the binding, I HIGHLY recommend doing so if you have a serger, for me it just made it so nice! 

And if you’ve read this far without getting bored, I have a new tutorial coming up on Thursday, so there you go! 
{finished size is 38 x 47}

42 thoughts on “city weekend baby quilt

  1. Emily says:

    It turned out great! Lovely job as usual. 🙂

  2. Saraccino says:

    A piece to fall in love to! The colours are shining in their “black frames” 🙂 The pattern works great and the quilting brings it out!

  3. Erica says:

    I love it! I love the quilting that runs along the stacked coins!

  4. jill says:

    I think it’s really cute, and I love the quilting pattern. What did you mean by serging before binding? I am so excited to learn a new trick.

  5. A Girl says:

    Great job on your quilt. Love it with the black.

  6. oh my goodness. I love this!
    I am so into the pop of color with the grey/black ‘background’ or framing lately.
    I haven’t really journied down quilt making yet but I do totally admire it!
    great work.

  7. Amy says:

    I like the quilting that you did down the stack of coins!

  8. Leslie says:

    this is great. i love the way you quilted it!!!!! i am going to try to file that away for some other future quilt.

  9. Bethany says:

    I have a great charm pack and don’t know what to do with it (quilt shop impulse buy) so I might be giving this a shot.

  10. Sarah B. says:

    Very nice! I’m jealous. I really want to make a quilt, but I have no idea where to begin.

  11. alayne says:

    It turned out really cute! I like it too.

  12. Danae says:

    I think this justifies more fabric! Love the idea about serging the edges b4 binding – think that justifies me buying a serger! Great job!

  13. sang says:

    I love how modern the quilt looks! Great color choices and I love the quilting down the stacked coins. sang(at)gci(dot)net

  14. Sarah Pead says:

    I love this. The colors are just perfect and the quilting really accents the pattern. It looks so cuddly.

  15. Laura says:

    It came out great! It was hard to tell what it would look like from the strips but now that it’s all together I love it. I wouldnt have thought to choose those fabrics. I just finished my new baby’s quilt this weekend as well. What a good idea to serger the edges, i wish i had a serger now.

  16. Jenny says:

    I love the way it turned out! It looks great! I’m so jealous of you quilters!

  17. Katie says:

    I love the way you quilted it with the straight lines and the curvy lines! Very cute.

  18. Mary says:

    Great quilt Anna! I LOVE the use of dark grey with bright colors in a quilt. I really like how you’ve quilted this too. Did you use your walking foot for the curved/twisted quilting, or a free motion foot? I’ve always wondered how people quilt their wavy lines!

    (P.S. – looking forward to the tutorial!)

  19. toots2u says:

    what a precious quilt!! I love the colors and the curvy quilting along the coin stacks. Looking forward to your new tutorial. I am in the middle of making one of your gathered cluthes right now.

  20. Wendy says:

    Great Job! Love it but enjoyed thinking of the Wicked Witch stockings too 🙂

  21. Vivian says:

    I really like it. The back makes me think of a piano keyboard for some reason. Looks good.

  22. I love the waving quilting vines running down the length of coins. Cool idea Anna!

  23. Maxabella says:

    Not bored, in love. I think this quilt is really stunning. The back makes it extra special.

  24. Tiffany says:

    Wonderful quilt and I love the quilting. Coins are on my to-do list. Wow, you finished that fast!

  25. I totally serge the edges of my quilts! It’s awesome!!

    Since I’m pretty self-taught, I’ve always been nervous posting about serging the edges because I was afraid it was so unprofessional. You just reassured me! 🙂

  26. dana says:

    oh Anna! are you kidding?? I love this! Absolutely love it. Great work.

  27. amy smart says:

    Anna, This turned out great! I really love the charcoal – sets off the fabric so well! And yes, the binding totally makes it!

  28. erica says:

    I love it! Nice way to put a little dent in that stash 🙂

  29. Vivian says:

    Do you quilt it with a walking foot?

  30. Rachel says:

    Very cute! Great idea about the serger! I have a serger but haven’t learned how to use it yet! lol

  31. This is gorgeous. I love the “surprise” on the back. What a clever idea. I’m petrified to try machine quilting. I tied mine. I need to work up the courage to try it.

  32. seaschell says:

    It’s beautiful! I’m in the middle of a quilt using the same tutorial… I also love the wavy intersecting lines you quilted in the middle of each column!

  33. that is GORGEOUS! i am having a baby boy in Nov & you just gave me the idea i needed to make him his quilt. seriously that is different but very chic & gorgeous!

  34. Rhonda says:

    That turned out so great! I’m not brave enough yet to tackle the quilt… but I can’t wait for another tutorial. I’ve been making gathered clutches out the wazoo!

    BTW – do you have a Flickr pool for things made with your tutorials or patterns?

  35. Amy says:

    It is so cute Anna! I love how you quilted it!

  36. Kari says:

    Anna, Anna, Anna, you did it again. I looove this quilt and am completely in awe of how much you manage to create. The binding does indeed make this one. Just beautiful.

  37. OMG – so gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!1

  38. Lorajean says:

    I love how you did the back!!!

  39. B says:

    thats a really beautiful quilt, youre very talented

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