playtime quilt (& giveaway!)

playtime quilt

While I was working on the big room switcharoo, I realized Ava would need a new quilt for her toddler bed. Reasons being: her old quilt didn’t quite match the vibe I was going for, and also it’s her lovey and she drags it EVERYWHERE. So it’s kinda dingy now. But well loved! I bought a bench with storage for all their smallish quilts and blankets, and that seems to work so far!

So: back to the quilt! I wanted a feedsack-y, vintage vibe with lots of bright colors like Sadie’s and Charlotte’s twin size quilt, and I wanted it to be EASY to make since…pregnant.

So I decided on a simple charm pack quilt-much like this one I made Charlotte a long time ago.

My awesome sponsor, The Fat Quarter Shop, was kind enough to send me the charm pack and backing fabric to make the quilt!

Quick & easy giveaway-they’re giving away the same charm pack to a lucky reader!

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They have an amazing selection of adorable prints and TONS of awesome jelly rolls, charm packs, layer cakes, and quilting necessities!

playtime quilt(little Sadie toes!)

The charm pack I used specifically was the 30’s Playtime pack-Chloe’s Closet for Moda Fabrics.

I did sub in some of my own scraps for the darker blues and browns sincesome of them didn’t really “go”.

I cut sashing that was I think 3″ wide and sewed it all up! Super quick and easy-it was literally pieced, quilted (simple lines across), and bound in less than 24 hours!

Just to be clear that’s not normal. I must have had a huge nesting urge or somethin’.

playtime quilt

I backed it in my favorite print from the line-Scarlet Buttercup-I don’t always love red, but when I do it’s in a floral!!

I can’t wait to show you the rest of their room!

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  1. Adorable quilt! I love fatquartershop and am totally swooning over Bonnie and Camille’s Hello Darling! (I mean, who isn’t??!!)

  2. My favorite Fat Quarter Shop collection right now is the new Joel Dewberry Wander

  3. I love it! I never expected to want to take up quilting, but I want to more and more each day! What a perfect way to start.

  4. Love it! I am obsessed with Sarah jane’s sommer line.

  5. Love the floral on the quilt. I want to make a quilt but am such a chicken! I would pick the same colors as Ava’s as they are happy and cheerful.

  6. Jessica Shibley says

    I love the Forest Floor fabric!

  7. Love that backing fabric, it is beautiful!

  8. Love the colors you selected for this quilt. The browns and blues would have really changed it but would look sweet in their own little quilt. Thank you for the opportunity!

  9. I like the lions from the cotton and steel collection.

  10. i love all of the sprinkle fabrics from cotton and steel; it’s too hard to pick just one!

  11. You’re quilts are beautiful! I like the fabrics you chose. I looked around their site, and I really like the Atrium fabric in mint and slate.

  12. Not that I can actually just pick one thing from their site (love their selection!), but I am in need (yes- NEED) of some Sommer from Sarah Jane!

  13. So cute! Maybe I could make one like that in less than 3 years…

  14. I love Daisy bed in storm from birch organic

  15. Oh goodness…this is adorable! I really need to make my four-year-old a “big girl” quilt because her little feet are now sticking out of the bottom of the toddler quilt that my mom made for her.

    I’ve had my eye on the 30’s Playtime collection for a while. Browsing through the Fat Quarter Shop, I also spotted the Bread ‘N Butter collection by American Jane, and the Gardenvale collection by Jen Kingwell. So many pretty fabrics!

  16. I really love the Calico Days by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs!

  17. April Rockwood says

    I like the Pretty in Pink. We are having a little girl in July!

  18. What a pretty little quilt! I have everything I need to make one for my two-year-old daughter, well everything except the motivation! Way to channel that nesting mama!

    • Totally forgot to share my favorite charm pack! I love “Hello Darling” and also “Aria”, oh, and “Little Ruby” – I think I need to stop browsing!

  19. Anything from the Fibs & Fables line by Anna Maria Horner makes me weak in the knees!

  20. Claire Ross says

    I love this collection but this deign in particular : Arizona Crystal Arrowheads Yardage
    SKU# ARZ-555

  21. Stephie S says

    Darling quilt! I use a similar pattern for my favorite baby quilts–cute square fabric with white sashing in between. You’re amazing to complete a quilt so quickly!

  22. Lovely!

  23. Anne Marie says

    I am loving strawberry field revisited.

  24. Michele T says

    I can’t decide which is sweeter… Your daughter or your quilt!!! I’d love to play with this fabric collection. Something else that I have my eye on is Aria by Kate Spain!!

  25. Dot, Dot, Dash all the way!

    LOVE the quilt!!!

    Thank you!

  26. Stephanie Quinn says

    I love the Fat Quarter Shop! Super fast shipping! I love the your quilt…and the fact that it’s a quick one.
    I’m really digging the Lil Red fabric…especially the panel with the doll and doll blanket!

  27. This is adorable! Love your site!

  28. Karen McMahon says

    I love your daughter’s quilt, such happy colors. I love the great selection at the Fat Quarter Shop, especially the Moda fabrics. My favorites are any from Bonnie & Camille, Bunny Hill, & Primitve Gatherings.

  29. I like Gardening by Dinara Mirtalipova.

  30. Sangeetha says

    Love Joel Dewberry especially collection for free spirit

  31. Donna Lee says

    I love the Lecien Flower Sugar collection- absolutely yummy!

  32. So pretty and fun!

  33. I love the Camellia Batiks in bubblegum. Not fond of the flavor, but it’s a beautiful shade of pink.

  34. Bread n Butter by American Jane. Love that!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  35. Loving calico days by Lori Holt!!!!

  36. I love their quilting kits!

  37. I love your backing!

  38. rrjane011749 says

    My favorite is the 30’s Playtime Pack, beautiful colors!

  39. I want some V and Co. Ombre fabrics!

  40. So much to choose from! I love Blueberry Park!

  41. Beautiful quilt! Of course, everything you make is lovely πŸ™‚

  42. I love the Gardenvale collection!

  43. I love the Emma’s Garden Taupe Large Bouquet fabric. It has a great vintage-like look to it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. Great quilt! I’ve never used a charm pack. Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. Allison C says

    I really like all of the C+S

  46. Serena @ Sewgiving says

    Simply gorgeous! I’d love to make something similar for my daughter’s bed too!

  47. Paperie is just gorgeous! my favorite at the moment!

  48. Sarah Beth says

    Gardening by Dinara Mirtalipova – Those carrots!

  49. Linda Nelson says

    I love the Gardening collection!

  50. I am in love with Wander by Joel Dewberry! It’s gorgeous!

  51. The toes are just adorable πŸ™‚

  52. The 30s Playtime is perfect! Love those colors!

  53. I like the Atrium Charm pack Joel Dewberry one. So pretty with lots of colors.

  54. I love the Paper Obsessed line by Heather Givans for Windham Fabrics. Her line is so much fun, and she seems like a total blast herself!

  55. Very cute! I want to make each of my kiddos a quilt eventually.So far I’ve got one done, three to go!

  56. Doris McCarty says

    That is the exact fabric that I’ve been looking at and wanting like forever. It’s my favorite. You can pick me please!

  57. That ideally sweet. I love fancy and complicated quilt patterns but sometimes simple hits the mark perfectly

  58. Melanie C says

    I’m loving Vintage Picnic!

  59. Oh! Picking just one is so difficult! There are so many beautiful fabrics! But I suppose that the Millie Fleur Mellow Bees & Bits wins at the moment. πŸ™‚

  60. Tonia Jeffery says

    I’m loving Aria by Kate Spain.

  61. I’m also impressed it only took a day! I did a similar quilt for college and it will always be a treasure.

  62. So very pretty!

  63. This is darling. I’ve got a Leah Duncan quilt in progress that I’m thinking I should pick back up. Maybe I can get some of your sewing mojo & finish in 24 hours!

  64. I am loving Sarah Janes Sommer line

  65. There are so many to choose from. I’m a kid in a candy store but I like Dot Dot Dash Charm Pack
    Me and My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics .

  66. Lori Morton says

    I loooove the “The Cat’s Pyjamas” Fat Quarter Bundle!!! Would make a quilt for the Grangirlie!!!

    Your sweet lil’ model sure loves her Big Girl Quilt too!!

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too!! πŸ˜€

  67. It’s been a while since I’ve read here, so first: congratulations with your pregnancy! Little babies are the most wonderful thing on earth (at least when they sleep πŸ˜‰ ) This little quilt is so bright and colorful, I looooove it!

  68. Wow…. it’s hard enough at the fabric store where you can see/touch the fabric… sometimes it’s sensation overload going to the web site. But I think the Clothworks; Emma’s Garden is darling… I would love to win that one.
    A cute quilt I saw on Pinterest that was similar to your quilt had a charm pack of solids or at least squares from their stash and instead of a solid sashing… they did a cute print. Thanks for letting me enter.

  69. Ana Couto says

    I love the quilt, so girly and sweet. I am planning a crib sized quilt for a baby girl that is due this spring! Thanks for the opportunity πŸ™‚

  70. I love the designs of Kate Spain or V. and Co.!

  71. This post makes me want to get into quitling!

  72. i love the arizona tomahawk print!

  73. I really want some Vintage Picnic! Thanks for the giveaway! The quilt is lovely!!

  74. What a beautiful quilt. Making my first quilt has been on my to try list for a couple of years now! My middle daughter could do with a new one because the one my mum made for her is too small for her bed now she has a bigger one. Might have to give it a go πŸ™‚

  75. I love the 30s Playtime too and your girls are so adorable.

  76. Love your quilt and the fabric that you chose.

  77. My favorite fabric from FQS is the one you used in your quilt, 30’s Playtime Pack- Chloe’s Closet for Moda Fabrics.

  78. Perfect little girl colors! Love this so much!

  79. My favorite fabric line is….MODA!!!!! I can’t pick just one particular line. I love just about anything Moda. πŸ™‚

  80. Alison Cleer says

    I love that backing fabric! It’s perfect!

  81. Kirsten N. says

    I’m just dipping my toe into quilting. I love the Bee Creative Charm Pack. My sister in law keeps bees and would flip if I made her a quilt using that print. Great giveaway!

  82. I love it!! I really likew yours…and also Pretty in Pink Fat Quarter Bundle…

  83. Heidi [Frog Creek] says

    Umm… How do you pick just one!!! I love the 30s playtime collection and anything from Art Gallery πŸ™‚

  84. Rebecca H says

    I love cotton & steel. I like their cookie book sky saltines.

  85. stephanie says

    I love love love the 30s Playtime!

  86. Quilting Tangent says

    Rainbow Batiks is one of my favorites. Pretty quilt for your daughter.

  87. Love the quilt.. I’ve had fabric for two years to make a quilt for my girls…this one seems simple enough but so cute!

  88. I didn’t read the entry form well enough before I commented…I am really loving the Sarah Jane Sommer collection!

  89. I love all the Cotton & Steel! πŸ™‚

  90. I’m due with Baby 3 too, and a new quilt for the crib would be the perfect project for a charm cake!!

  91. Sara Speight says

    I have never been brave enough to make a quilt! This one looks amazing.

  92. I love the sweet simplicity.

  93. I love Fat Quarter shop – just signed up for their monthly box of goodies!! I love Cotton+Steel Bluebird!!!

  94. barbara woods says

    i love ” among the flowers” by Gail Pan for red rooster fabrics

  95. I want to get my hands on some kraken Cotton + Steel fabric!

  96. This quilt is beautiful! I adore Sarah Jane’s new line, Simmer. Those flowers! And the rabbits! So sweet.

  97. Heather Hamblin says

    A whole quilt in less than 24 hours! That gives me hope.

  98. Gorgeous quilt! I also love the fabrics in the Aria charm pack!

  99. cute! I wish I had your abilities!

  100. Linda Webster says

    Very cute quilt! The Fat Quarter Shop has so many fabrics to choose from but I love to sew for Christmas so my favourite fabric is Downton Abbey Red Metallic Candles and Snow.

  101. Elizabeth Sudano says

    My favorite if the canyon collection by Kate Spain. I wish I had your quilting skills!! The quilt is very beautiful

  102. Your quilt is so cute! I am liking the jewel arrow flight fat quarter bundle by Michael Miller fabrics.

  103. Basic Mixologie is one of my favorites at the Fat Quarter Shop!

  104. LOVE Clover and Bright Sun! The quilt is darling!

  105. 24 hours? Girl, you were on a roll!! That’s awesome! And the quilt turned out darling too.

  106. Great to see you back! πŸ™‚
    And with such a sweet post. Love the quilt!
    Pinafores & Petticoats is my favorite.

  107. Katherine Wood says

    I love Vintage Picnic by Moda!

  108. I really like the Valley collection.

  109. I love sommer by Sarah jane

  110. I’m pretty in love with the entire Aria collection from Kate Spain. My girls just love butterflies!

  111. I love using sashing when quilting!

  112. Beautiful!

  113. Love Ava’s quilt, and charm pack – what a great idea! I love the basic mixologie pack, such great patterns!

  114. This quilt is amazing. I would love to make one for my niece, do you have a pattern for it? Or did you make it up? I would love to know

  115. I love the Chalk and Paint fabrics!

  116. ADORABLE!!

  117. Beautiful quilt – I can’t believe how quickly you made it too! I love the Kate Spain Aria fabric from fatquartershop, would make a lovely quilt πŸ™‚

  118. So cute!

  119. With a name like Rose, I really like their “Bed of Roses Fat Quarter Bundle Gerri Robinson for Red Rooster Fabrics”. So pretty! Thanks and God bless!

  120. Janelle Thietje-Dunn says

    Favorite, really? There is no way. What an amazing assortment of fabrics they have! In just one collection there are three of just polka-dots! (That would have made my double wedding ring quilt for my sister easier, sigh) There are several with the red, aqua, coral vibe that I really like. And, really special flannel collections! Ahhh, just so much prettiness.

    Great job on the little quilt, by the way. I inherited a huge box of assorted 5″ squares – I think this is the inspiration for using some quickly.

  121. I like the Bright Sun fabrics by Sheri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t believe how big your girls are getting!

  122. Pauline Beaulieu says

    I’m just starting to be interested by quilting and I want to do one for my little one who’s is comming in june. But I am far away to do some as I have so much to learn before. A gift like this will certainly give me a lot of fun by playing with fabric to create my pattern. After I certernely have the anthosiasm to lean what I need to do my dream quilt

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  123. I love it! I’m nesting myself and could use a really doable project to keep my hands busy!! Only 7 weeks to go!

  124. Diane Beavers says

    5 Funky Monkey’s collection as I have a first grand child to stitch for:)
    Thank you Jess and its wonderful to meet you and oohh and ahhh over your playtime quilt and the cutie pie model.

  125. I like the Miss Scarlet by Minnick and Simpson because I love red/white quilts.

  126. What a beautiful quilt! My favourite charm pack is Aria Charm Pack
    Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics πŸ™‚

  127. I was just thinking that I should make a quilt for both of my children for Easter. Your quilt is so beautiful and inspires me to start my own. Congrats on your coming baby boy! Thanks for the give a way!

  128. I kind of like the 30th Playtime pack you used. Lovely.

  129. I love the 30s fabrics.

  130. There is soooo much that I love at FQS right now… Anna Elise is going to be used on my daughter’s quilt. She is 10 and I think it fits her perfectly. And I want a quilt for myself out of Strawberry Fields. And you could say that I just love Lil Red. So they are all waiting in my cart over at FQS until I decide which to buy first and what patterns to use. Oh the joy of planning. Your quilt is lovely. Love those 30s fabrics as well!

  131. I love the nicey jane fabrics!

  132. I’ve been thinking about starting quilting for a few months now and I feel like this would get me jump started! I really enjoy the Aria collection.

  133. It’s beautiful! I need to be making a quilt soon as my best friend is about to have her first baby!

  134. I love anything from Bonnie and Camille! So playful and girly!

  135. Teresa @Aurea's Kitchen says

    I would love to get some Cool Blueberry Park. Thanks

  136. I love the Dot Dot Dash charm pack!!

  137. Christina S says

    I love it, and i love that your girls have enough little quilts to need their own storage space!!

  138. Jenny Sump says

    Bonnie and Camille!!

  139. I love the fabric in the “Hello Darling” collection by Bonnie and Camille.

  140. Cute quilt! Cute model!

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